That way I can take comfort in the fact that while in this universe I am sitting at my desk still staring at one line of tepid prose I wrote three hours ago, in an alternate universe Successful Me just received a nice email from Neil Gaiman, wherein he tells Successful Me how much he loves my stories and wouldn’t it be great if we could work on a joint writing project. A film, perhaps. And how we could probably talk Mark Gatiss into joining as well.
Way to go, Alternate Universe Me. You rock.
- I finally cleared the rights to use the piece of music I want for the Children of Abraham trailer this summer. It took me forever to navigate that shit. It will cost me way more than I want to spend, but far less than I expected.
- Lit agents are supposed to help you stay focused on the project at hand. Mine keeps encouraging me to work on two other things while I finish CoA. She thinks I have the chops to write a non-fiction book based on a concept I threw at her a few months ago, but I don’t think I do. I also think I’m gonna lose that fight, so we’ll see.
- Speaking of the CoA trailer, I lost my producer, so I’m going to have to start searching for a new one, and it will probably push the shoot into late May. I have someone in mind, but I also know he won’t work for free at this point, and I’m way over budget as it is. (I’m also still looking for a storyboard artist for a few final shots - if anyone wants to take a whack at it [unpaid], let me know.)
- It’s hard to stay focused and energized and motivated when the weather still sucks so hard. It was -8ºF when I woke up this morning; the coldest March day ever recorded here in the ROC. Ugh. I need a day or two above freezing, please. This cold is sapping my energy so badly.
- If you want to lose weight in a hurry, I highly recommend getting a norovirus: I’ve lost nine pounds since last Saturday.