Writer’s Wretreat – August ’08 [part 4]


I’ve been home since about 11am. I didn’t appreciate my uncalled for wake-up bang at the door. No sirree. It was about 9am and the lady wanted to come clean house. I was scared half to death and almost wet the bed I was so scared. I never did get any pants on, but I went to the peep hole and she was already wheeling her cart away. Meanwhile, my heart that had burst out of my chest was somewhere on the bed, so I managed to pull myself together and breathe normally. I eventually went back to bed for a short while… very short. A friend called looking for a ride to church which I wasn’t planning on attending. I gave up trying to go back to sleep, and finished packing and cleaning up, then dropped off my junk in the truck.

I didn’t get to do everything I wanted to do. I never did finish up the projects like I wanted, nor did I get to read Our Uncle Sam or finish off A Purpose Driven Life. I have the rest of tonight and possibly tomorrow. I’m hoping there are no surprises, like going to Uncle So-and-so’s for a cookout or something.

Once I got home, I went directly to sleep. I still don’t feel I slept long enough. Friends and family apparently missed me, so they felt the need to tell me so with text messages, phone calls, and more knocks at the door. There is no rest for the weary.

I said it before, but next time I’m serious. I will write out a schedule, if you will, or a to-do list, of things I must complete or at least put some chunks of work into. And I probably need to schedule time for all of the projects that I started that still aren’t fleshed out. I think I was holding off because I wanted to retreat with someone else whom I could bounce ideas off of, help in the story building process or someone who could read something freshly written. I already know that you can’t let just anyone read your stuff. They need some sense of how screenplays work, and how to tell a good story.

My allergies have been killing me all weekend. My nose needs to be detached. Just for a few hours. Please? I’d like to breathe without being tickled at the same time. I’d also not want to have feeling of sneezing, or that look like your face is about to explode, every 5 mins… or less. Not cool.

Overall, I had a good time this weekend. I did get some rest. I got to do absolutely nothing for a couple hours. I did some hardcore typing for many hours (sounds so vulgar), and I watched things I already saw but enjoyed even more. I even caught some sunrise, which is always beauty at it’s best.

Advertisements
Posted in blogging, family, retreat, sleep, writing
2 comments on “Writer’s Wretreat – August ’08 [part 4]
  1. Melissa Donovan says:

    Hey don’t be so hard on yourself. You did get a lot done. I always plan to do more than I can actually do in any given amount of time. But I’m slowly learning just what I can actually accomplish in a day, a week, etc. At least we’re ambitious!

  2. t.sterling says:

    Once again I dislike you for being right. I must look at the positives of it all. I did get some accomplishments done. So much so, I started another brand new script last night.

Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

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

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ 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 )

Connecting to %s

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

Join 1,935 other followers

Follow the indoob! network on WordPress.com
August 2008
S M T W T F S
« Jul   Sep »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  
Blog Stats
  • 27,517 hits
  • episode 86 - the spookums zone October 30, 2018
    Sterling and Kortney welcome very special guest author, professor and spookums extraordinaire Tananarive Due as she shares her history on writing and an excerpt from one of her short stories. Prepare to be both entertained and inspired!
  • episode 85 - the radio guys (REALLY live!) October 17, 2018
    For the first time, Sterling brings indoob in front of a live audience with special guests from WIHS 104.9 FM announcers Neil Knudsen and Gerry Williams. They chat about their start in radio, life in California, #askIndoob, and an adventure to the North and South Pole. Watch the stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp172xAeh9w
  • episode 84 - hold my 586,000 watermelons October 10, 2018
    Sterling and Kortney record an episode re-do and basically talk about nothing. They do recall school projects and math problems, and later Kortney learns Sterling's tip on tipping. Everyone gets homework at the end of this episode! (To hear the earlier part of this conversation, became a Patreon subscriber to hear the upcoming Bonus Spookum Special)
%d bloggers like this: