Hey, that's just how Hollywood rolls.
I will admit, I was a bit hesitant, nervous, and of course, I plainly stared at the screen for the first few days. You know, the usual.
But the one thing that I would constantly do was think: How am I going to start this? Do I want a flashback? Do I want to start with v.o? How do I want to start my story?! [insert pulling hair here.]
A complete headache!
Then I remembered...
A few months back I read Plot and Structure by Scott Bell, and he said that one should always start the day with a 10-minute writing warm-up, you know, to get things going. Now his warm-up seems generic(to me), so what I did was changed it a bit to fit around my 8-10 pages with something like:
Today I want to start with....
and the following day:
Today I want to describe this scene with_____________ because _________
And the day after with:
Today for this particular scene I want to express __________ and want Emma to be seen as _______
Believe me, this warm-up helped me when an hour or two later, I had to sit down and start typing my script.
It's like I knew what I wanted and all I had to do was fill the pages with words.
So far I think this was a good start. Now, I just hope it gets better.
Oh, and try morning, afternoon, or evening writing warm-ups before writing your story, or continuing where you left off. Who knows what might it help you with... and remember tweak it a bit to fit your needs.
Till next time.