Friday, July 21, 2006

this is ridiculous...

I spend the entire day fighting to keep my eyes open and even fall asleep for a few minutes while on a float in the pool but just can't sleep when night falls. Right now I'm tossing and turning (actually I'm writing this blog but you know what I mean) and I just can't stop my mind from churning. I've come up with this whole new script for the TV show Law and Order:  SVU but still nothing new for the screenplay. Even earlier today I started writing an outline for an eBook on forgiveness and I keep returning to another eBook for writers. A whole lotta stuff about writing new projects but not a word written on the project most dear to my heart. Can you say arrrrrge?!!!!!          
I was really close. So most of you know that I'm single and I've recently started actively meeting guys from on-line sites (yes mom, I'm being careful). I received a phone call from one guy and we talked about the screenplay. I got so interested in my screenplay again that I was excited to get to the page but I procrastinated and lost my ambition. This same guy had inspired an idea for a book project that I plan to work on during this Novembers event where thousands of aspiring writers commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. I've done it two years now (won one - of course winning consists of just reaching the goal and receiving a certificate of completion but hey, how many other people can say they've written a 50k word novel in a month?) Of course my novel is no where near finished even at 50,000 words and it's still in its first draft. But my point is that I seemed to have found a muse and I haven't even meet him face to face yet. I'm not even sure romance will bloom but I like being inspired. Now if only he'll call again. Maybe then I can actually get a couple of pages written on the screenplay. ARRRRRGE!!!!!           
On a side note, a good friend of mine recently inherited the original Crossroads guitar of Eric Clapton from a co-worker along with other very valuable guitars.  Amazing. Simply amazing. I can't wait to set my eyes on that guitar. Think maybe I might be able to touch the guitar of who some people say is god? Tune in next time.....

Monday, July 17, 2006

Writers Block

So I've given my screenplay thus far to a few friends who have read it, made a few comments and gave it an overall good review but now I'm paralyzed with writer's block. I've never had that happen before. I've always been eager to get comments on my work so I'm beside myself. I spent two weeks house sitting and didn't get a lick of work done. I'm home now and actually opened the file but closed it immediately. Guess I have some issues to work out before I can tackle it again. Maybe I'll go back to the interview process and chat it up with my character.           
Other news on the writing home front: I've designed several writing classes, workshops and retreats. Now I just have to find a venue, market each of them and get a backbone to actually teach them. I'm also designing an ebook from one of the classes.          
On the home front, a very dear friend has invited me to spend a week in Vegas with him (he lives there) and I've accepted his offer. I'll be spending a week there next month. I know, no one goes to Vegas in the heat of August but who goes to Vegas and spends it outdoors? I'll be hopping from one air conditioned atmosphere to another. 21 anyone? (It'll be my first chance to gamble. Any hints for a first timer?)

Saturday, July 8, 2006


So I've been a royal slacker the last few weeks. My intention to make a huge dent in my screenplay while I was house sitting has gone to the wayside.  I've been feeling run down ever since my bout with food poisoning a little over a week ago. I know it's because I haven't been eating and sleeping properly but I just haven't had much of an appetite. My stomach has been so sensitive for so many years now that most food is not even appealing anymore. But my plan is to get a scene or two written today. My reign over this new environment ends late next week so I plan to have several new scenes written if we don't get swamped with work. My boss has a birthday this week so we may take it easy and celebrate for a day or two which will give me a little extra time to write. Now just to A.A.T.S. (apply a** to seat). Off I go. (I got a new writing pen in the mail today, so I'm off to experiment with my new toy.)           

Sunday, July 2, 2006

Hippo Birdie Witches Two Bill

Hippo Birdie Two Ewes          
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes          
Hippo Birdie Two Bill          
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes          

Aunt Mavin Mors          

(big three six today)          

love ya