running out of time… and days off

I’m almost at the finish line of this script that I’ve been talking about for… a month to a year I suppose. Honestly, this was a script I never thought I’d be writing until years from now. Why? It’s one of those projects I didn’t want to attempt until I was well established and somewhat known and trusted to get the financing to handle it. But the other thing I keep forgetting is I can always write it now and save it for later. I must remember what my screenwriting teacher at Middlesex taught me. “All of the leading ladies can’t be hot latin women!” Wait, no, she didn’t say that. Build up a portfolio, then worry about selling and production stuff like that later. And to get an agent after. Which means I should go back to my other plan of writing scripts strictly for selling. Wow, strict scripts is as hard to type as it is to say out loud. I’m going to blame the pizza.

I tried a new pizza place that was recommended to me today. They already won points by getting here in 20mins. I feel bad I gave them a lousy tip. When I order from them again, I’ll make up for it. I’ll give them a Hallmark card that says “Thank you.”

Anyway, I received Our Uncle Sam yesterday from author Erik Greene, who is the great nephew of Sam Cooke. I was already hooked by the beginning. It’s exactly what I was looking for to help with my script. I’m going to see how quickly I can read it. But I want to finish one thing at a time, of course. Which means the pizza is first on my plate… literally. Well, if I was eating from a plate. I normally just take the box and run.

I also managed to watch a slew of movies, which I’ve reviewed all on my Myspace blog. Movies recently reviewed? 21, Park, College Road Trip, Penelope, and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. I will probably continue this movie span in the next few days. This helps in my writing process in so many ways. “How to make a movie that doesn’t suck.” Speaking of movies that will probably go down in flames, isn’t Disaster Movie‘s title really just punctuate the movie itself? I’ve seen enough trailers that have me convinced I want to cry if I had to pay to see this movie.

Someone is drumming very badly next door. They really should stop or I might sneak in their house and fill their drums with cement.

Speaking of which, I still haven’t received word from Dr. Bob… So I may once again hold off until NEXT week, possibly Friday, to get Sam (the car) out of the hospital. So this weekend, I may finally get a wee retreat. I need to spend time away from this house. I’m thinking back to Candlewood Suites. It’s nice there. Plus I never really got to sleep in the bed since I only stayed for one night and practically sat at the desk the whole time I was there. I only slept for 2 hours there. I melted into the mattress before I had to peel myself out when the cleaning lady came a’knockin. So yeah, $300 should cover a couple nights wherever I choose to go for a couple nights.

Methinks I need a nap now. Which some would see as odd since I didn’t do anything today. On the contrary, last night I typed out Bible study questions for my dad. About 7 chapters, all in one sitting. Oh, my poor fingers. I wanted to detach them and sit them in some cooling waters, then hang them to dry. But sleeping for about 7 hours worked too. All I want now is just 15 mins of a nap. Or more. We have to sing tonight in Middletown at some service that I think is outside… It might not be… I’m not sure. But I need to rest. So rest I shall. And drink plenty of fluids. And don’t call me in the morning.

Posted in babbling, church, food, movie, pizza, retreat, sam cooke, scripts, writing
2 comments on “running out of time… and days off
  1. Jaden @ Screenwriting for Hollywood says:

    Great job with your script!
    Mmmm pizza. I just made the worst homemade pizza from scratch — I felt so sick — definitely took much longer to make it than to order from Dominio’s.

  2. t.sterling says:

    We learn from these mistakes–to never go about self made pizza without a guide. But good job nonetheless for trying. I’ve only used pieces of bread and bagels to make my homemade pizza. Or DiGiorno, if you don’t want delivery that is. They actually are pretty good. Pizza Hut reigns king in my eyes and tummy.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,727 other followers

Follow the indoob! network on
August 2008
« Jul   Sep »
Blog Stats
  • 25,452 hits
  • episode 55 - map of maps July 26, 2017
    Recording in the middle of San Diego Comic Con (and by “in the middle” we mean it was happening while we were recording), Kortney and Sterling discuss a few of the movie trailers released in the past couple of weeks and movie buzz happening. Later, while showing a spotlight on favorite director Christopher Nolan, Sterling and Kortney stumble onto a new idea […]
  • episode 54 - serenity July 17, 2017
    In this very special episode, Sterling and Kortney bring a little tranquility as they talk about beachy getaways they experienced. Mid-July is officially declared the “abdomen of summer.” Who’s up for a trip to Panalu’u? We also encourage you, if you or someone you know is ever feeling the need to talk to someone when you feel you don’t have any peace or con […]
  • episode 53 - magic hour in midnight June 28, 2017
    Very special guest Parisa Fitz-Henley (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage) enchants the Indoob Podcast with charm, wisdom, and a brilliant idea that Ben & Jerry’s needs to make. Parisa also talks about new show Midnight, Texas and the character she plays, Fiji Cavanaugh, a witch in a town of other supernatural beings like herself. Sterling’s Black History Facts ar […]
%d bloggers like this: