In my last post, I wrote about burying the lede, and in fact buried a big lede in the end of that story: I’m going to become a father. No one responded, which means one of four things:
1) No one noticed.
2) All those who noticed already knew the news, so why comment.
3)The internet is broken.
4) No one reads this blog anymore.
Ah whatever, I’m not going to harp on this issue. “Take your impending fatherhood and shove it up your butt, Alex. And get back to what this blog is about.”
This blog is about making an independent movie, Closure. Since this blog began (over a year ago) I have come up with the concept, written a first draft of the script, and had a table reading. All of this in my spare time, between jobs and other projects (hear that? It’s my own horn a’tootin’.) Now, more than ever, with a big “project” starting soon, I have to remain focused.
But I do have time. After all, my muse, the lead actress in this movie, my wife, is currently…how shall I put this delicately…PREGNANT…and it is not the time for her to be starring in this particular movie. But that doesn’t let me off the hook from continuing to work on it.
So I haven’t! These past few weeks I’ve budgeted my time well, and done revisions on the first 35 pages. Then, the script is starting to veer off down a different avenue, and that will take more work. But I know where it’s going (somewhat) and I’m ready to do the work.
But there’s the baby coming and much furniture to assemble…and there are a few trips…and there is a LOT of work coming down the pike (more on that in a later post)…and I’m just not finding the hours to make progress.
So I’m making time.
I’m making damn sure that THIS baby gets some attention each week, before THAT baby comes along and gets (deservedly) more attention.
It’s all about scheduling and prioritizing.
And so far it’s working…
…but I’m going to put away my tootin’ horn until I finish the second draft.