I only sit in the seat closest to the window so that I can stare out at the passersby like an inverted Peeping Tom.I don't take it to-go when it's raining because I like to stare out at the rain while I play "Steal My Heart Away" by Van Morrison on repeat.I complain to the manager when they don't put the full pump of espresso in my macchiato.I complain when they put too much espresso in my macchiato. I want to write a sob story not a Michael Bay blockbuster, who do you think I am?I stare at the attractive human across the shop until our eyes meet.I sigh. A lot.I complain that the music is too loud and I can't hear myself think about the rain droplets on the windowpane.I bring a Shakespeare classic and lay it next to my laptop for reasons I'm still not sure of.I have two tabs open on Google Chrome. One is a blank Word Doc and the other is a BuzzFeed quiz where I can figure out if I should be a screenwriter or not based on how much time I spend in the coffee shop I am currently in.I have totally written a play before that alluded to the current political climate.
Should You Be A Screenwriter?
If complaining about the amount of caramel that was put in your drink doesn't bring on inspiration for your the next Oscar-nominated screenplay about a single dad who is also a entomologist that hates insects, then it's not the path for you.
All of the potential meet cutes and the brooding is perfect for writing a quirky screenplay about a woman who wants to be able to change the world by turning everyone into bodies of water.