Tuesday, August 12, 2003

First rewrite complete

by Suw on August 12, 2003

Just finished the first rewrite of my first draft of my first screenplay.


I'll be putting it up for limited review on Zoetrope tomorrow, when I've proofed it again. Being impatient, I have already sent it to two friends for comment. Nervous times. What if it's crap? Ah, it won't be. But then, it won't be perfect either.

Anyway, must go to bed now.

*nods sagely*

Hyperfocus is my friend…

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Froggy update

by Suw on August 12, 2003

Voice now almost back to normal, however lurgy has now developed into a killer cough that the Marlborough Man would have been proud of. Kept me up til 3am last night, until exhaustion finally won out over mucous. So feeling none to bright this morning. I hate these summer colds. They go on forever…

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The job hunt proceeds

by Suw on August 12, 2003

I really hate looking for jobs. It’s a demoralising and depressing task. I have this bad tendency to trawl through the job web sites, print out a sheaf of possibilities, then put them on the desk and forget them. I really must learn to actually apply for jobs, rather than just think about applying for them.

I supposed, deep down, I’m kinda worried that I’m not really suited to working for other people. Plus, if I’m being honest, there’s that fear of the unknown, and fear of rejection. All in all not so much of a nice thing to be doing, but I must force myself to do it.

How I wish I could fast forward my life by a couple of months just to get all this out of the way. This kind of task brings out the worst in me – the procrastinator who prefers to bury her head in the sand as much as possible, because she doesn’t much like the look of the approaching wind storm.

Job hunting is way down there on the list, right at the bottom. Just above packing. Although I guess I'll have to start doing that soon too.

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Workshopping the script

by Suw on August 12, 2003

OK, so the script is up on Zoetrope, and I have a half dozen people who’ve kindly said they’ll help me workshop it. I’ve been lurking on the site all morning, hoping for people to stick their heads above the parapets and offer to take a look. It’s a little nerve-wracking, really. One never knows how one’s baby is going to be received. Will they trash it? Will they love it? Will they just ignore it?

It’s hard not to just sit on the Zoetrope discussion boards and keep hitting refresh every few moments, just in case someone’s responded. Yet again the symptoms of hyperfocus rear their ugly head.

Guess my best bet is to start outlining the next one. It’s always good to have something else in the pipeline, just to keep you going.

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