Monday, May 25, 2009

Diary of an attention-seeker

I was thinking about why I write this blog.

What I write here is essentially a diary, mostly about my attempts to get into professional screenwriting by going on about what I'm actually doing on a day to day basis; plus stuff about my family, work and life in general. Hopefully being entertaining on the way.

I could never write a private diary: my own inner thoughts on a page at the end of the day; I can't think of anything more boring. Except that's exactly what I'm doing publicly. Huge dollops of me spread all over the screen.

But the truth is very simple: I love an audience. I've done some acting, some directing, poetry performance, a little bit of stand-up (in front of a known-to-be-friendly audience), our family life is filled with humour mostly stolen from TV shows but occasionally original. It's all performance.

And, when it comes down to it, this is just another type of performance.

Knowing that you are there, means that I put on a performance.

But enough with the navel gazing, onwards and upwards with the writing.

What's on the turntable? Next door's jet-wash power cleaner thing.


potdoll said...

funny how a lot of our behaviour is taken off the telly - i have a friend who still acts like chandler off friends. it's not even an act anymore he doesn't know he is doing it.

Adaddinsane said...

Yes. Trouble is that as my children have grown up they've discovered that most of my jokes aren't original...