Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunny and cold
First, the good stuff: I’ve got an interview with Christi Barth about her new release, CAROLINA HEAT, up on A Biblio Paradise. Congrats on your release, Christi! She was kind enough to host me on my blog tour for DIXIE DUST RUMORS (as Jenny Storm), so I’m returning the hosting.
Now, to the other stuff:
So around noon yesterday, I got hit with a stomach bug. I’ll spare you the details, but just say that it wasn’t fun and I was not a pretty girl yesterday, by any stretch of the imagination. I suspect it’s a continuation of whatever ailed me starting on Saturday.
I have an awful meeting this morning, with a state agency that fucked up (pardon my language), but is trying to penalize ME for THEIR screw up. I tried to reschedule so I wouldn’t go in there sick — both for myself and to protect the people I’m dealing with there — no dice. So if I wind up getting sick into a garbage can and they all come down with it, too, it’s on them.
Yesterday was all about putting together documentation — which I’ve submitted a dozen times over the past few months and has been ignored. This is IT — they want copies, they can make them from my master file. I am NOT wasting any more time, energy, ink and paper making copies for them.
Some ideas are spinning around, and I’m jotting down notes, and I had a great, great, GREAT writing session this morning –which, of course, must be truncated for this effing meeting. It’s one of the several tales set against the backdrop of theatrical/film production (hey, write what you know and what you’re passionate about, right?). These backstage sagas are fun to do, and I’ll have a whole set of them by the time I’m done, and I guess they should all go under the same name, probably the name under which ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT will publish.
I’m also coming along nicely on the stories on deadline. I just need more hours in the day, but don’t we all?
I was too sick to go to storage or get the apartment sorted or the decorations up yesterday. Hopefully, I can do some of that today after the meeting, provided the meeting doesn’t leave me ready to perform hara-kiri on the office floor.
Most of my emphasis today and tomorrow needs to be on finishing up the material for Confidential Job #1. It’s really great, I’m enjoying it, but it’s time consuming.
And I still feel awful, so today will be slog.
Watched the conclusion of ALICE last night and liked it a lot. Four hours was just right — it kept the pace going, and you didn’t want to leave the characters. But six hours, the way TIN MAN ran, would have been too long, as it was with TIN MAN. The two leads were just cast really, really well — Catriona Scorsone and Andrew-Lee Potts were great together. I’d seen Potts’s work in the episode or two of PRIMEAVAL I came across on a site job once (costume designers like to put him in hats, because he carries them off well) and liked it; it was nice to see him play a character very different. I love to see actors play a wide range of characters.
Better pull myself together for this dreadful meeting, and then get back to work — mostly to the page, I hope, and I’ll feel better on every level once the reason for the meeting is resolved.
I’ve also got a couple of new plays battering around inside my skull. They’ve got to wait to come out until I get the short stories on deadline done and the Christmas cards out, but they’ve taken up quite a clatter in there.