Lately my career has taken me in a new direction. With “Get Low,” and the other things I’ve written, I never had to do any of the selling. We had a producer for “Get Low,” and the other gigs I’ve had just fell into my lap.
Now, though, I’m having to work to find a publisher for my book, and I’m looking for investors for a film. It’s different. I can’t say I like it. I would much rather be on the creative side, dreaming up and writing stories. But it’s got to be done. These projects won’t get made if I don’t get them made. So I’m having to learn how to pitch, how to be a salesman, and how to close. Since I haven’t sold either of these yet, I’m thinking I need to work on my closing. Maybe. I don’t know.
It’s got to be done, but I can’t say I enjoy it.