Now, on to your award for best original screenplay.
Script Tip: Why You Should Write Your Own Oscar Speech
Sometimes you have to take a time out from working on your story, and to work on improving your own personal “life script.”
In the wake of the Oscars, I always encourage my writers to imagine themselves receiving an award for Best Screenplay, and to write a speech (not that you would ever have time to deliver it) thanking all the people not only who helped on this script, but also in your life. Make sure this list includes all the people who made the worst problems for you, as they are the ones that forced you to flourish or fail!
If you will try this with real intention, I suspect you will have also created a list of potential characters for your next script, and you will have a few minutes of feeling happy and grateful, which can renew and re-inspire you in the middle of February.
Step 1. Set your timer for 5 minutes.
Step 2. Imagine your graceful walk up onto the stage. Write about the inspiration for your screenplay, the highs and lows.
Step 3. Write about the people who have helped you along the way, whether friends or foes.
Step 4. Write about how you feel about receiving the award.
Record this speech on your iPhone, and make it your morning alarm. Or listen when you need some inspiration.