Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Written into a Corner

Much to my chagrin, I doubt I'll be ready to submit anything to the Nicholl this year. (cue the waaaahmbulance) My online business (going well, by the way), family stuff (mother moved here from Michigan, needed help house hunting, needed me to put a wedding together for her), and misc bizarre things (father's house burning down, locating my long lost brother) seem to keep getting taking priority over the career I refuse to accept will never be.

Is my minimal writing time some form of kismet? Naw. Just poor time management and a laptop that's suffering a slow and painful death.

Writing today. By hand. Laptop taking a sick day and screenwriting software not on my desktop. Phone off. Not answering the door. Not running errands (hope the water bill is paid cuz my boys flush a LOT of toilets) and not braving the Walmart crowd to put food in the house (there's peanut butter, boys, you are NOT starving). I can't go to the store. CAN'T, I tell you. I'd run into a dozen people I know, it would take an hour and forty five minutes to buy bread and those Girl Scouts are stalking me with their doe eyes and overpriced cookies!

Not going.

You can't make me.

How do you spell "famelicose"? No, I didn't mean "fallaciloquence".

They are TOO real words! Look them up. I dare ya.


E.C. Henry said...

Glad to hear you're writing again, Maryan. A sharp witted person such as yourself should ALWAYS be writing somethin'.

If it makes you feel any better, I wont be entering this year's Nicholl's either, but I HOPE to have TWO NEW SCRIPTS ready to show in time for the Screenwriting Expo's competition, AND I'm saving up to go this year. (An extra stimulus check by Obama sure would help with that)

Stay positive, MaryAn, a lot of us out here in the blogosphere are routing for you.

Your # 1 fan from Bonney Lake, WA

- E.C. Henry

ScreenplayJ said...

Never give up the hope, just do the minimal work, like organize notes.... it's always the least that we can do at all times... specially now that I'm working 60+ hours every week, i'm finding it very hard to find some time to write....
I also had to invest in a new pc...

MaryAn Batchellor said...

I think there's a general agreement among electronics right now to stick it to us!

Mike Scherer said...


Sounds like there's a movie in there somewhere ;-)

Keep Writing!