The Process Of Procrastination.

To Sorkin, writing a script is a “process of procrastination where you try to figure out what the movie is going to be about.” Echoing what he said earlier on the Jobs biopic, Sorkin remarked that “it’s very difficult to shake the cradle-to-grave structure of a biography.” Instead, Sorkin wants to “identify the point of friction that appeals to me and dramatize that.”

How long before Sorkin’s screenplay is ready for filming? “I’m at the earliest possible stage,” Sorkin said. “I’ll go through a long period that would not look to any causal observer like writing. It would look more like watching ESPN probably.” Sorkin was referring to the process of researching and gathering information…
— C.O.M snippet from Aaron Sorkin’s interview at the D10 conference in California.

It’s a good reminder that sometimes the trail of creativity requires the process of delay; a chosen action that requires patience in which the outside perspective is one of inactivity yet internally, the web of artistic life is weaving its path.