Hey, all you writers out there……
I just had my script edited. Oh, boy.
Oh, and flip me.
I am so stupid. This is fact.
Well, I’ll be jiggered.
Right. I know what I’ll be doing for the next week.
It’s writing, Jim, but not as we know it.
I think they call it ‘re-writing’.
Or, possibly, ‘writing better’.
Sod me. Did I say that already? No? Well, I’m saying it now.
It’s all about dates and time and stuff and numbers are involved.
You don’t want to know. My head hurts.
Sod me. Flip. Bum. I got everything arse about face.
A good script editor, my little cabbages, is worth a million quid to any writer.
I owe mine at least two million quid.
I am so very very very grateful.
And quite excited.
In a strange sort of way.
I get another go at it and it will get better!
Listen, good writing is all about good rewriting, good revisions, good discipline. And that’s why there’s no room for ego in good writing. The more you show me where I fail, the better I will be. Fact.
Writing is like nothing else I can think of. It just fills my heart with excitement and energy.