Hey all, I assume that there are some people on here who have or have had depression, me being one of them. I got over a particularly screwed up bout after making my first feature film which was kind of an awful experience. Anyway. Since then I have been writing screenplays on what i want to make next and for some reason everything I write feels like it is awful. When I start Iam kind of stoked but by the time the script is completed and I have gotten out all of the kinks I think it sucks and wonder what I was thinking. People who have read my stuff love it and wonder what I am talking about but I only see bad atmosphere and awful mistakes and feel trapped by it. I'm working on horror films and for some reason I can't seem to see whats cool or scary about these ideas. One of them I wrote is a werewolf film and before my depression I loved it more than anything and couldnt wait to see realised, now I think it's mediocre and not that scary, either that or I have lost my ability to be scared! I also don't see things as cool or get a buzz off ideas the way I used to even though I know technically they are good. It's like I automatically see everything in a really bad light, a grim and doomy one which seems to sour the project after completion. They used to be ideas as well where I thought that if someone else had made it I would be so jealous and eager to see it so I was making stuff that stoked me personally. It's like say I wrote the star wars script with the intentions of making, instead of seeing the magic of the film and that it could be much greater than the sum of its parts I would see it as a dumb crappy movie that's childish and probably wouldnt work and would be laughed at. I'd just like to add that I've been doing this for a very long time and know that I know my stuff not in a smug way I've just been doing this for 13 years now and I know when an idea sucks and why usually but this is something different. I also don't feel depressed at least not bad I have highs and lows here and there but I am out going and doing lots with myself. Help please.