Stop saying you're going to do, and start DOING! The below quote is great advice to anyone who wants to accomplish anything! As a producer I spend 12-14 hours a day, when I'm in between jobs, networking, learning something new and moving the next production forward. I also incorporate time for family & exercise, which by the way when you stop thinking about work for an hour or so sporadically, the answers and solutions come naturally. But you have to be regimented, goal oriented and ask questions to those smarter than you with anything you want to accomplish and not be afraid to fail, that's how we learn.
“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.”- Alan Watts
Author- Producer Jennifer Hutchins
Jennifer Hutchins has produced over 200 episodes of hit TV shows, branded content and films.