My house is nearly empty of visitors and I’m back at work. Fortunately, this was an easy week with respect to classes, so most of my work is related to screenwriting.
I have a final pass at “Time and Space” to get through. Nearmiss doesn’t like the new ending we came up with – now with 150% more pathos! I don’t like it either, but I think the distaste is more a function of how it is written rather than what is happening. It needs more room to breathe. I’ll fix that up.
I have to get back to Alex stuff. I haven’t done a thing for him all week.
Robert the director called me last week to ask for a printed copy of “Sheep’s End”. That’s good and bad. Good because he said he enjoyed the first two pages. He wants a printed copy because it would allow him to read it away from power outlets. Bad because I was waiting on his notes before reworking it. I’m toying with putting a PDF copy up on the blog. Maybe the next draft….
The producer running the short-script project goes by LiquidMonkey at TriggerStreet. His next project is to have us writers create a script based on a song. By luck of the draw, mine is the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil”. An outline is due Jan. 1. That may be a problem. I also have to create JOUR 428 Online Publication for next sememster. I’ve never taught it before, so I don’t have any material to cushion the blow. I do have outlines from previous years, but that’s about it.