It’s January and for many of us it’s a time to reflect, restrategise and recommit for an outstanding 2018.
This will be our ninth year at the London Screenwriters’ Festival and it’s also time for us to reflect, restrategise and recommit too.
Our core principle, the bedrock of what we do, remains the same.
To cause massive and positive change for LondonSWF delegates, to improve their craft, to widen their network, to expose them to real opportunity, but most of all to keep the fires of passion for screenwriting roaring within and creating fearless story warriors.
What I do know is this. When we truly commit, that’s when the magic starts to happen.
That commitment focuses the mind and heart.
So what are you prepared to commit to?
Here are three simple ones that will make a huge difference.
- Write two pages a day
- Ten phone calls a week? With follow up meetings, emails etc)
- Organising one meetup a month with writer friends
How much time watching Netflix, browsing Facebook and sharpening metaphorical pencils are we prepared to give up in order to take that next big step in our writing and careers?
It’s not really that big a sacrifice is it really? It just feels like it because we fall into a trance with our habits and patterns. This is why Xmas is sooooo great, for better or worse, as it breaks our patterns and we gain some clarity on our lives.
This first week of January is CRITICAL. Move fast s we will quickly fall back into those old patterns unless we replace them with positive and constructive new patterns.
And yes, we all have terrific reasons and excuses as to why it’s not the way we would like it to be, but what are we prepared to do about it? Right now?
The success we so desire is 100% down to us taking massive action. The cavalry isn’t coming. There is no backup team. It’s just us. And what we choose to with the time and resources we have to hand.
Whatever you choose, make it something that’s outside of your comfort zone.
If you want to use the London Screenwriters’ Festival as a focal point – have your script complete for September and ready to pitch, that’s great. It will be a wonderful celebration and shot in the arm you may need.
And we have a ‘new resolutions’ deal on for all of January… £295 outright, or spread payments over 8 months to make it easier. You can get more info and get your pass HERE.
Again, whatever you choose, do it consciously. Don’t allow fate and other people to choose for you. Become an active participant in your success.
For me, 2018 will bring some enormous changes and I look forward to sharing that story in the keynote in September.
OK… Buckle up and push that throttle to 100%
Finally, if you want a shot to the heart, watch the video below. If you have seen it, watch it again. It’s worth it. It’s rather special…