ho bisogno di crack.

I’ve briefly gone through a spate (am I making that word up?) of drama with my screenwriting instructor — an e-mail out of (what I thought was) nowhere came about two weeks ago saying, “I think you should consider dropping this course.” Luckily, after two panicky e-mail rounds where I fell all over myself with apologies and sort-of excuses for why I hadn’t been in contact, I remembered that I’m now considered an adult, and we were able to work things out — mostly because I said, wait, I didn’t know I was supposed to be meeting with you weekly, since at our first meeting your advice to me was simply to go to the library and start reading books on screenwriting. I assumed from that that this would be the most independent of independent studies and went on my own merry way.

Anyway, got freedback today on my treatment, which I like to call “11 pages of blood, sweat, and plastic surgery.” He says it’s “very well done,” so now I just need to forge ahead with the screenplay. I’m about 20 pages in; my goal is to be at or near halfway done (around 55 pages) by the end of the weekend. In short, someone bring me some crack, STAT.

Also, it’s come to my attention that I look like I haven’t been reading at all this year. I really have — I just haven’t been finishing anything. I’m in process on Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love at the moment, which is already creeping me the hell out while also making me seriously consider taking up basket-weaving or bottle-cap making as a career, because whoa. Whoa. That guy can build a sentence like… Gehry builds a museum? I don’t know, the analogy isn’t working for me.

Many, many movies to see this week: in about an hour, The Pacifier, a follow-up of the popcorn fun from Monday’s sisterly viewing of Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. Then tonight, free screening and post-film director Q&A of C.S.A.: Confederate States of America at KU. Tomorrow I’m holding out hope that there will still be tickets available to see Ricky Schroeder’s movie, Blackcloud, which will also have a Q&A following at Liberty Hall. Then Friday — SIN CITY, which I am very excited for.

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6 Responses to ho bisogno di crack.

  1. casapazzo says:

    “Spate” is an awesome word. (And yes, real.) All hail.

    Sin City – CanNOT wait. I’ve been salivating over this puppy for I don’t know how long. Guh. Am seeing it at midnight preview Thursday!

  2. kepkanation says:

    Eee! You lucky duck! I have to wait until 10 p.m. on Friday (that’s Central time). But — eee! Can’t wait!

  3. casapazzo says:

    Well, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to see it until I came back from Kyrgyzstan, and I was quite distraught. Fortunately has an eagle eye and spotted the show tonight. Carmen’s already afraid of what I’ll be like on the plane 🙂

  4. kepkanation says:

    wait, you’re going to KYRGYSTAN? Whuh?

  5. casapazzo says:

    Yep, Carmen and Karen (who I don’t think you know) and I are going to visit some friends who are there with State.

    Leaving in, oh, about half an hour actually. Yikes!

  6. simplelyric says:

    I finished a book the other day that you might like — Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories.

    There is now definitely a package en route to you.

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