Saturday, July 27, 2013

"You think you know somebody after 25 years. And then one day, Israeli Intelligence comes to the door."

I hope that nobody got the wrong idea from yesterday’s post.  We’re shuffling house guests around and trying to get back to the river on the boat as well as getting cars worked on and a screen door repaired.  (Notice the “fix the house” project is last – I aim to keep it that way for as long as possible.)  Anyway, the disruptions were all in the logistics of who got where and when.  There was only one death involved but we didn’t know her so condolences are being passed rather than received.

To catch you up on the writing bit of this writing blog - I have a short script that is nearly done which is as close to finished as any writing project ever is until it is either published or filmed.  I’ve spent some time working on the revision of the feature length but that hasn’t really moved forward, just a lot of sideways.  I’m also preparing “notes” for a very good script that was sent to me for review.

“Notes” are comments – critiques really – about a script and cover topics as diverse as typos and plot elements.  In this particular case, there was only a missing ‘s’ in the entire script.  It’s a well written script with a powerful story and incredibly tight descriptions.  I’m actually a little intimidated about doing the notes because it’s so much better than anything I’ve written but, holding to the idea that teaching is different than doing, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to provide something helpful.  Giving good notes is a huge reputation builder and I’ve only got 10 years left before retirement so I need to build that reputation as quickly as possible J

Enough about dreams of caviar, I have to go to Lowe’s and get a part for my screen door.

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