The Scriptwriting Struggle: Been there, Done that
You know the feeling all too well.
You’re sitting there, staring at a blank screen, and the cursor just keeps blinking back at you. It’s like every good idea you’ve ever had has decided to go on holiday.
Trust me, I’ve been there. That overwhelming sense of ‘where do I even begin?’ can be a real creativity killer.
And it’s not just about starting. It’s the endless decisions that wear you down. Every word, every sentence feels like a massive decision. “Should I say this or that?” “Is this too long?”
It’s exhausting, isn’t it? You end up second-guessing yourself so much that the joy of creating becomes clouded by doubt and indecision.
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Let’s talk about the videos themselves.
You pour your heart and soul into them, but then you check the analytics – retention isn’t where you want it to be.
It’s gutting to see viewers drop off halfway through a video you’ve spent hours, maybe days, crafting. It makes you question if it’s all worth it.
And that constant questioning chips away at your confidence.
You start to wonder, “Am I even cut out for this?”
I’ve had those moments of self-doubt, questioning my writing abilities, believing past scripts that went well were just…luck. It’s a cycle that can really knock you off your game.
Not to mention the time that goes into it. If I don’t really know what I’m doing, why am I putting so many hours into this?
It’s not just about the time lost; it’s the frustration that it’s not being used effectively. It’s a drain on your energy and your creative spirit.
I’ve lived through all of this – the frustration, the doubt, the endless rewrites. It’s a tough gig, and it can really test your passion for content creation.
But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way? There’s a light at the end of this bloody gloomy tunnel.
I believe that being a good scriptwriter isn’t just a case of needing to muscle through creative blocks every time you want to sit down and write. In fact, it’s closer to the opposite: