So said Katharine Hepburn. (Beautiful lady.)
It's a risky strategy, as a writer, possibly. My personal taste is a little quirky - no, let me rephrase that - a LOT quirky - so I'm pretty much bound to alienate huge swathes of the general population with my work if I write to please myself. Which means my work may never get published...or be appealing film-wise.
Writing to please other people? Can be soul-destroying. Feels like a sell-out. But perhaps gives you (me?) (one?) a better chance of success?
Filth, as a script, is fairly quirky. Lots of people don't get it. I begin to conclude that I'm WAAAAY too subtle and obscure...
So - yesterday, the director came down from London with the first rough cut. Me - excited but anxious in case I didn't like what he'd done...
And the director asked for another script of mine.
So, at least TWO people are pleased by me doing what interests me!