Robert suggested in a comment that I leave my comfort zone when I write.
Something I felt that he was very right about.
To write a script that touches people and connect, I can’t write about something that doesn’t hit my own emotions. And it is not enough that the subject is close to my own heart; I really need to be out of my comfort zone when I actually write. I can’t write with the subject on safe distance, on display in a glass case, and expect people to connect with my writing.
The funny thing is, I love romantic comedies, and therefore I’ve been thinking a lot about writing one myself; but I always end up with a concept suitable for deep and rather dark drama.
To leave my comfort zone and write a romantic comedy does not mix well, apparently. It turned into something depressing and I don’t want to write that. I want to leave people with hope.
I know some people will disagree with me. When I say I like feel-good and happy endings, there are always some who almost despise me. But I don’t care much for the dark and depressing, unless it is turned into something positive before the end of the story. That’s it. That is not negotiable.
I got to find that emotional core needed – outside my comfort zone if you please – but still find my happy ending somewhere.
I like challenges.