I’m happy to say that I’ve taken to restarting my efforts at writing a new screenplay. I knewmy first one was too sprawled and unfocused. I’ve taken to studying the commentary tracks of my favorites. I’m just about done studying Taxi Driver and am going to move on to One Hour Photo and then Falling Down. Perhaps The Assassination of Richard Nixon too.
To facilitate my screenwriting, I’m returning to my old habit that first allowed me to bang out a 140-something page screenplay (see, I told you it was too unfocused). I picked up a MacBook and am going to be using Celtx. I was originally going to splurge for a MacBook Air, but I didn’t feel that it was worth it. More disk space, speedier processor, a lower price, and an optical drive gave me a much greater incentive to purchase the MacBook over the MacBook Air. I will be watching DVDs as a part of my writing process, so I figured I didn’t want to throw away $100 for a SuperDrive.
As for just why I got the damn thing, I’ll be taking the MacBook out to write. I get distracted and can’t focus at home. I’ll be wandering around, floating between different Starbucks and the mall. I may consider getting a Starbucks card or something like that: I’ll probably be there at least two hours a day for two days a week.I wonder just what the hell I’m going to do with the 250GB on the MacBook. Maybe I’ll put on some HD movies from the library. My music only takes up around 60GB, and I won’t be transferring most of it on anyways. Ultimately, I went for cheaper because this thing is basically just going to be my screenwriting machine, and I don’t need a monstrously powerful laptop. The MacBook Air is also more expensive, slower, and not that much lighter than the MacBook. I’m not a 90-pound weakling: I think I can handle three extra pounds.Anyway, I can’t wait for the delivery on Friday. I’ll probably be heading out on Monday to give it a shot. Hooray, now I can officially be a wannabe writer hanging around Starbucks with a MacBook.