“What’s your movie going to be about?”
“Well, it’s kind of complicated to explain, but here I go. It’s about pizza and life, and well wait, let me start over. It’s about a guy who buys a slice of pizza that changes his life. You see, blah blah blah…”
“Blah blah blahhhhhh. Well I guess I’m still figuring some of it out right now. Blah blah…”
“That was really confusing wasn’t it? Let me try again, I can explain it better.”
“No! I mean, no. I totally understood. I’d love to read it when you’re done.”
That was painful, wasn’t it? I had a great writing professor who used to tell everyone the same thing whenever they asked what he was writing. He’d say, “I’m writing a story about a one-legged man who hops across America.” I think he he had the right idea.