To me, the best part about making movies is the journey from,
the blank page, to the darkened theater with an audience.
A blank piece of paper has never intimidated me, in fact, quite the opposite is true. Yes it is frustrating, and yes it is difficult, but never has it been intimidating. Although, for those who have never attempted writing before, I can imagine that it must seem easy, and I encourage those people to attempt to write something, ANYTHING, and find the humbling nature of creativity ALONE in a room, OR, it's great satisfaction! It's a wonderfully terrifying roller coaster...lol
A blank piece of paper is a magical thing to me though. It can turn into a movie script, a song, a novel, a play, a love note, a ransom note, and on a bad day a paper airplane, OR, even the Declaration of Independence.
After all the hard work, the lack of sleep, the fighting, the endless questions & answers, the mental travel, and the character surprises, comes the the big show.
Being in the audience listening to the laughs and the screams or watching someone wiping away tears of joy or sorrow, because of something that you created, in your mind, on a blank piece of paper, well, I don't have any children yet, but it has to be close to that level of satisfaction & pure JOY!
AND THEN YOU DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, BECAUSE, IT'S SUCH A WONDERFUL JOURNEY!!!