Back On The Writing Horse
Though I did some writing this month -- I did a polish of my low-budget thriller, though I just got some notes back from someone I know, so it still needs a little tweakage -- this week I finally decided to buckle down again.
I spent several hours each of the past several days wrestling with the rewrite of my fantasy/comedy, trying to get the first act to work, mostly involving figuring out how to set-up the main character. It's getting there.
I'm going to try to keep the writing going. 2 straight days so far with an least an hour. I think last year I topped off at 70; let's see if I can do better. I have a lot of writing I want to do.
And yes Dave, if you are reading this, someday this year we'll dive back into that thing.
I was sitting in a coffee shop yesterday typing on my laptop when a cute young woman came up to me, and told me I wasn't supposed to be writing because there was a strike. She was kidding, but I told her I wasn't a pro. She introduced herself anyway, but since I'm married, I immediately forgot her name, and she wandered out with her friends.
Nothing like that ever happened when I was single.
In the weird-rating detail of the week, the upcoming "Strange Wilderness" is rated R partly because of "non-stop language".
Wow. How much profanity do you need to have to get them to throw "non-stop" into the rating description?
On February 23, some AMC Theaters are offering a special deal in which you can pay $30 and see all five Best Picture nominees, in a row, on the same day.
Given how bleak most of the nominees are, it's hard to imagine that many people will make it the whole way, though you do get a pass that allows you to skip a movie or two and come back in. You get a free refillable large popcorn too.
It starts at 11 AM, and the film order is Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood, Atonement, Juno and No Country For Old Men, finishing a little over 12 hours later.
There Will be Film Geeks. Not sure if I'll be one of them, but marathon days like this are fun. I once sat through Star Treks 1-5 in a row in a theater.