Thursday, April 20, 2107
Rainy and cool
The phone, the coffee pot, the microwave, and the oven are all wonky. I hate Mercury retrograde!!!
Yesterday was about running errands, working in the yard, doing a dump run, researching, and trying to figure out how to fix the problem area in the one act. I don’t quite have it yet. I know what the result needs to be, but nothing I’ve tried has gotten there yet. I wanted to get the play out by tomorrow, but it might need the weekend.
My college pal, who let me carry on about the concerns about the Lavinia Fontana play gave me the key to unlocking her character, and therefore, the play. Of course it was something simple — but I couldn’t see it. I was making it much harder than it needed to be. He’s brilliant! I mean, I knew that already, and I’m grateful that he figured out where I got off the rails and made the suggestion that suddenly puts all the research into perspective.
I’ve been watching the Australian DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES — very good. Acting and writing superb. One forgets that Australia and New Zealand have large, thriving economies not dependant on America. Artistically, over the last twenty years, much of the most interesting and best work I’ve seen has come out of there.
I didn’t get anything done on the screenplay yesterday, so I need to get back to that today. Then, hopefully, I can wrestle the one act into submission, and get back on the short radio play.
I’ve got the two short stories I might adapt into radio — I need to read them to see if one, or both, are viable.
Glad that revolting Bill O’Reilly was fired, and that the corrupt Jason Chaffetz isn’t running for re-election. Nice to have some good news here and there, amongst all the idiocy and corruption.
There’s an idea I can feel trying to take form — I don’t even know what its origin is, but the very beginning of the creative process is physical as much as it is mental, and I can feel the physical signs of something trying to take shape. I’m interested to see what it will become.
I’m hoping to finish the third category of contest entries and at least half the digital entries this weekend. Next week is my deadline. I’ve got some good contenders for the top spots in two of the three categories, so far; we’ll see what kind of competition the remaining entries give them.
Never a dull moment, which is a good thing!