Monday, June 11, 2007

All play and no work makes Emily a dull girl

I'm a lost little puppy.

Writing Partner and I finished our first draft of Bamboo Killers last week and now we're just waiting for our people to read it and give us criticism.

Normally I have a project on the horizon that I throw myself into as soon as the previous one is finished, but I was so excited by this script and the accompanying short film that I dropped everything else I was working on to finish it. I've never felt that thrilled with a script before and it feels really good.

But now I'm twiddling my thumbs a bit. I have an idea for a Heroes spec floating around in my brain but I haven't fleshed it out and the two feature projects I've been pondering require a lot of expensive and time consuming research.

I have nothing to write.

It's like the universe is upside down.

I am a multitasker. I always have a zillion things going at one time and I'm never without a project to work on. I don't feel right without a project to work on.

Thursday I get feedback on the script and we can start with the rewrite, but in the meantime I feel a little lonely inside. Lost.

So I've been reading scripts - Pulp Fiction and Little Miss Sunshine - and watching movies - Brick and Mystic River - and flipping through the latest issue of Fade In.

You know, to stay plugged in. But it's not enough. It's never enough.

It's time to get to work on that Heroes spec before I go crazy.

1 comment:

  1. As you no doubt know already, I love Brick, and the script for it as well. Recently rewatched the film myself. Just wanted to point out that I included a link to the script online a post or two back on my blog. I highly recommend the read!


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