I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright.
There's a kind of a fundamental irresponsibility in playwriting and the strength of playwriting comes from that irresponsibility.
I find playwriting to be incredibly difficult compared to screenwriting. Part of it is that I grew up watching movies and not watching plays.
I find playwriting really painful. I love it or I wouldn't do it but I don't love the theater as much as I love movies.