Monday, March 27, 2006

The Worst of Me Meme

I was Kevin's first tag. Yeah, really. But, I answered it in HIS blog instead of MINE. I thought that was what his email said to do but everyone else has answered in their own blogs so what the heck!

WHAT'S THE WORST THING YOU'VE EVER WRITTEN? - a sappy song eight years ago for my son's birthday. Wrote it, sang it, recorded it in a studio. Seriously, a person could get diabetes from all the sugar in that song. I pray my son doesn't play it at my funeral.

WHAT'S THE WORST LINE YOU'VE EVER WRITTEN?
- something about scrambled eggs as my heroine crushed a devolved villain beneath the heal of her boot. A curse on you for calling that up. May your proctologist have arctic hands.

WHAT'S THE WORST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER GIVEN? - It can't hurt to go out with him just once.

WHAT'S THE ONE TIME YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD HAVE SPOKEN UP BUT YOU DIDN'T? - HA! As if!

WHAT'S THE WORST PITCH MEETING YOU'VE EVER HAD? - Will let you know when I actually have one. By the way, I have this great story --

WHO'S THE ONE PERSON YOU'D NEVER WORK WITH AGAIN AND AREN'T AFRAID TO NAME? - Jeff Crilley, a news reporter who thinks governing by popular opinion is a good thing, even if those opinions are rendered by toothless train jumpers with second grade educations.

WHAT'S THE WORST SCRIPT IDEA YOU'VE EVER HAD? - Let's see, it would either be the Errol Flynn lookalike or the life of Marcus Garvey. Errol, because it's a dumb idea and Garvey because nobody would touch it.

WHAT'S THE WORST THING ABOUT YOU BEING ON SET? - Never been on set other than as an extra and that goes without saying but, I'll state the obvious -- twelve hours standing around doing (wait for it)-- NOTHING!

WHAT'S YOUR WORST WORKING HABIT? - Rewriting before I've finished the first draft or even first scene or even the first sentence. Wait. Make that editing before I've finished the first draft, first scene, or first sentence.

WHAT'S THE WORST MISTAKE YOU'VE EVER MADE? - My mistakes are alphabatized and catalogued but not put in order of severity. However, the worst would probably fall midway between wearing one black shoe and one navy shoe at a press conference and quitting a high profile, well paying job to spend two years writing screenplays.

4 comments:

mernitman said...

And yet you didn't develop the one about the Errol Flynn lookalike who wanted to play Marcus Garvey in a bio-pic (pos. title -- The Jerk 2: My Back Pages)?

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Damn, that's good!

Slain said...

MaryAn ~ the sappy song bit really cracked me up!!!!

hmmm hope i never see a proctocologist *whew almost couldnt spell that one*

i'd say doing what ur heart loves beats makin big bucks to da tune of slavery anyday ::wink::

Slain said...

whoops looks like i didnt spell it after all!