No, not the kind of deal where directors and producers validate your words with a contract and a check. Congrats, Julie, by the way! She is working that kind of deal!
Now, back to me -- mine is the kind of deal that is negotiated for a few weeks and results in either full time employment or frustration and a politely slammed door. Just when I thought it was the latter, I got a call for another meeting. Okie doke. However, thinking that door had been closed and my time this year would be as flexible as last year, I've already planned a cruise (for writing, of course), booked a trip to Michigan (to see mi madre), reserved my room at the Driskill for the Austin Film Festival in October, and accepted a July wedding gig in California singing "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" with the bride's cousin - hope he can carry a tune.
Alas, nothing in life is easy.