Friday, January 21, 2005
Sunny and very cold
The good news: Hereafter wants me to write scripts for them. But I only have three weeks to write a two-hour script, and they’ll tell me which of the four they want me to do by Monday.
The bad news: I am physically and mentally exhausted. There is a dynamic shift backstage with which I’m not entirely comfortable. Part of it is that I need to have that six week break from swinging. Part of it is . . .whatever it is.
Hopefully, the scriptwriting can replace the swing work and I’ll be done.
Seven pages on Ransagh yesterday. It’s going in the right direction (now that the characters have picked a direction in which to travel, in a literal sense). I had to add something else to Chapter Four to answer some chronology questions. Hopefully, it’s done well enough via dialogue rather monologue to both give the exposition necessary, yet move the story forward instead of bogging it down.
At least I have some time at home today during the day. I need to run over to Valhalla (couldn’t on Monday because of the holiday), but then, I want to focus on Widow’s Chamber and Charlotte. I’d like to do two episodes of each today.
I’m saddened that I’ve moved from restlessness to unhappiness in relation to the show. Part of it is that we’re nearing the end of the Saturn retrograde and I’m feeling the squeeze. Saturn is about life lessons, and anything that’s unresolved in that corner of one’s life needs to be dealt with. Since I’m in transition, I’m feeling it. I’m on the road to doing what I’m supposed to be doing, but I’m still lingering where I no longer should be. So I’m feeling the pressure. The show is a lovely, special place to be with plenty of good people. It’s simply that I’m supposed to be somewhere else. The Universe has its own timetable, that’s not quite in sync with the smooth three year transition I’ve set for myself. I need to find a way to harness that Saturn retrograde energy in order to make the transition smoother, not more difficult, and I haven’t quite figured out how to do it. Working against the Universe just wears you out and causes more problems. Working with the Universe helps keep the flow going; only when you’re not quite sure how to “go with the flow” and still keep from drowning, it gets a bit complicated.
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