Thursday, January 18

All the News...

I have been writing...just not here. Sorry. I know I haven't been very good about blogging this week. A lot of other things have been going on, I'll try to list them in order of importance.

1) We finally (FINALLY!) got enough commitments from investors to move forward with our feature film project. It's called PRESENCE. I just paid our attorney his retainer and he's drawing up the official paperwork as I write this. Needless to say, after about three years of working towards this, Bryan and I are pretty excited. This leads me to tell anyone who's interested that we'll begin blogging about our filmmaking experience. Last summer I planned to do this on our Drifter Pictures blog. The same first blog is still there. This will be updated soon.

2) I'm finally (FINALLY!) almost finished with my novel. I've been working on it since last summer and last weekend my mom came to LA to spend a couple of days editing it with me. She was incredibly helpful and I have one final polish to do, probably this weekend, before I start sending it out to agents and publishers. I know most writers would take longer on their polish but the fact is I don't sweat the small stuff. I like to move forward, and besides, it's a teen mystery novel, not exactly Graham Greene material.

3) I am an official SAT tutor. I can teach you how to take the SATs, and how to improve your score. It's taken a bit of prep time to do this, but now I'm just waiting to be assigned my first students.

4) Our neighbors are moving to Austin. While I'm sad to see Polly and Charlie go because I like them a lot, this will mean that Mel now has the backyard. She is thrilled. We had kept her somewhat confined before because we share a yard with the front house and Polly was allergic to dogs, but now, the landlord is telling all the potential tenants that Mel has free reign in the yard. It's nice when landlords are cool like that. We've really lucked out with this place.

5) I haven't been cooking or gardening lately (see #'s 1, 2 & 3) so I've been lacking in the material for this site. Things are beginning to feel like they're settling down, and finishing my novel will help, so I'm sure I'll be returning to these, or at least to cooking, very very soon.

In the indomitable spirit of the NY Times: That's all the News that's Fit to Print.

1 comment:

sarahww said...

Congrats on finishing your novel -- I'm working on a new one as I write this. Actually, I should be working on it but am instead taking a procrasti-break via blog reading.

Hope there is kindness from all agents and publishers. Send the spinach lasagna as reinforcements.