I’m feeling pretty positive about things. I’ve missed feeling this way. Hopefully, it will last. And even better, I can apply it to when I sit my lazy ass down and write.
I didn’t get a whole lot of writing done today. Let’s be honest. I got none done. But I was thinking about it a lot. And that does count for something.
I also started a new level of job search. It was nice. I don’t know what kind of chances I have, but it’s still exciting on a few levels.
Part of this involves becoming a part of LinkedIn, which seems like Facebook for working folks. A lot more business-oriented material and not much personal. Which I guess makes it more like a Bizarro Facebook. Which would be a cool name for it, but I suppose not very professional.
There are a lot of people on it I wouldn’t have expected, such as people in the film industry. Cool.
One of them, as discovered by K last night, is the former entertainment attorney I knew a few years ago in LA. The last I heard from him he had left his law practice to teach (I think). But apparently he now lists himself as a writing consultant. Hmm. How did that come about?
I joined a group for screenwriters and radio people. I’m curious to see what develops out of those.
But getting back to the writing…
In theory, I’ve got time tomorrow to not only work on the job stuff, but also to finally crack down and work on a script. Or at least pages.
As much as I’d like to finish BABY LIKES JAZZ, part of me wants to move on and start something new. There’s the monster script, the mystery-comedy. Both sound like they would be fun to write. BABY almost sounds…tedious.
But it would seem almost foolish to stop, especially after having spent so much time on it. I think my challenge is to make it fun to write. It’s a comedy, for crying out loud! Which leads to another challenge: make it funny. Which is hard.
It’s very important to me to get back into a groove of writing on a daily basis. I feel like I’m really close to making some kind of breakthrough, and even getting a little writing done each day will help. I suspect it will also be good for my self-confidence.
And I can use as much of that as I can get.
Movie of the Moment: I watched HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE with V yesterday. I’m always up to watch Miyazaki. V, of course, was not interested at first, but within 5 minutes was completely hooked. As I suspected. Even better, there wasn’t much to explain to her. That really is part of the charm of his work – each story is so universal that it doesn’t matter that it’s so influenced by Japanese culture.
We’ve talked about getting KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE and watching it in Japanese. While I don’t know how effective that will be, it’s still fun to do.
And although she’d probably enjoy STEAMBOY, I think AKIRA is a little too much.
Make that a lot too much.