I’m wondering why I’m still awake at this un-ungodly hour (it’s almost 7 in the AM)… But then I remembered, I didn’t go to sleep the night, or morningish before until about 5 in the AM. Furthermore, I didn’t awaken until about 3 in the afternoon. Okay, actually I woke up from about 10 to 10:30 to talk to a friend on one of her breaks… but other than that, I stayed unconscious for most of the daylight hours.
I’m considering this an “unofficial” post because I wanted to do a “Christmas present wrap-up” (wow, that was an unintended pun)… I was going to accompany it with pictures, but you guys know how lazy I am with the pictorials. It’s so bad right now, the camera doesn’t even have battrees in it. I hope I didn’t promise pictures of the snow. It’s almost gone. And could you believe the crazy New England weather we’re having and about to have? SIXTY DEGREES ON SUNDAY. What the stank is that about?
Anyway, I thought I’d give an update as to how my script is going. It’s not. I bought myself an early Christmas present that arrived Christmas Eve. “What could this be?”, a curious nosy person might ask. Well, I’ll tell you. Remember a couple weeks ago with the first trailer trash post with the last trailer being that of next year’s Watchmen? Well sometime after that post until about 3 hours ago, I previewed the original graphic novel, Amazonned it, waited patiently (for once), unboxed it, and read it within 3 days. December 24th to 26th. Technically 4 days, but I slept most of the 26th.
Hey, I just gotta say… That is an awesome story right there. And now I’m ecstatic to see this movie. If there is a midnight showing, I think I may show up to that. I pretty sure I donned some geek points for this too… but whatever. Still not big on comic books, but this one’s different. It has an end. AND now I understand why many felt that this comic was unfilmmable. Man… I can’t wait to see this.
So due to my reading this, with a mix of holiday festivities, I haven’t done much writing. That should hopefully resume tonight (Saturday) or the latest Sunday night. My other issue was getting my CD/DVD drive on ol’ Silver to work. I think I broke it somehow when I was trying to burn a multi-disc collection for a friend of mine. This suck worse than spoiled milk already poured into the cereal. I had one disc burnt already, and had 4-5 left to do. I can’t explain what happened (partly because I don’t know) but I tried everything I can do that doesn’t cost money. I already admitted to being a geek, but my skills couldn’t crack this problem and that saddens me. I’m considering the Geek Squad. It’s where I go when I can’t fix something I broke. But it’s weird… I can fix other computers… but mine? I’m at a loss.
So I’ve got one week to do some damage to a script. I’ll extend it until January 4th. I kinda can’t wait because it was torture listening to Fall Out Boy and not jotting down a few lines… and as we speak I’m finally really listening to The Roots’ Rising Down and feeling the rap schemes fall over me. In my head, taking their versus apart in slow motion allowing me to see/hear/understand why their lines/raps/verses are so hot, and how I might possibly be able to write my own. Still a craft I’m honing in on. My goal: to make a reader/hearer’s face wrinkle up/frown or make them say “wow” or “whoa” and even “that’s [any positive slang]” …but I also still dig getting my sense of humor in my poetry as well AND telling stories. Perhaps I’ll devote March or April to coming up with some really good material.
In the meantime, I must continue to hit the scripts. It’s not that I’m creatively stuck. If anything, I’m more inspired to write other things… but with scripts I feel I’m more productive with a plan. I need to have the characters written out first. At least the major ones. I can always add or change some later. I already know “The Writing Retreat” has some weak points in it, but you know what? I’m not worried about that right now. I just need it “complete” then I will do some tightening. I also have been assembling a team of readers. I have 2 and a possible 3rd who would probably be interested.
Anyone else interested in giving me critical critiquing of some scripts I’ve worked or working on, let me know and I be sure to send you what I have looking for some honest advice. I won’t be sending anything until January… so there isn’t a rush. Well, not for you.
I think I’m feeling sleep come on. I think I will “nap” since I think I’m going to get a phone call at 9 or 10 this morning to hang out. And I actually want to go places tomorrow like maybe dine at IHOP for the last time until the new one close to home opens and price shop a Mac at an Apple store. Yes yes y’all!
There are times I love being a night owl and times I hate it. If I find myself still awake at 7 a.m., I definitely hate it. Insomnia sucks, and I feel your pain.