I had an idea for a scene that I wanted to shoot. It would be relatively quick and wouldn’t involve much strenuous effort.
When the time came to shoot it at my house, I started getting in my own way.
“Well, the house should be cleaned first.”
“I should really get some rest, I have a long day tomorrow.”
“I haven’t been spending enough time with my wife and kids.”
These are things that need and should happen, but I was putting them to the forefront so I could push my creative thoughts away.
I used these other things as scapegoats for why I wasn’t doing the work.
I finally decided to man up and shoot a test of what I wanted to do for my short scene. I used my wife , and guess what? It looked pretty cool.
It stirred the fire and stoked the coals of confidence.
I’m shooting the scene next week come hell or high water.
Because it needs to be made.
The house will get cleaned. I’ll get the rest. I will spend quality time with my wife and sons.
And the idea will be created.