So many ups and downs lately. It’s been rough. At least I’ve somehow managed to find the time to write. That is the most important thing to me. I’ve been quite productive today so far. I got approximately 12 hours of sleep last night so I woke up feeling pretty refreshed. I’ve now been working on writing stuff since 10am. I’ve got about another hour and a half before I have to go to work.
I am still getting anxiety about work due to potential drama, but I am really trying to suppress it and focus on the job at hand. I got a couple of books on “conflict resolution” and “workplace communication skills” since it is obvious I am only in control of myself. The best thing to do is to learn how to handle it myself. If I want to work in Hollywood, I’m going to have to deal with people 10x worse than this. It’s best to practice now on the small town Midwest drama, which will undoubtedly give anyone even slightly different from the norm very thick skin.
I took my historical fiction novel (HFN) to work yesterday to read during downtime between tasks. I marked each of the five sections with tabs. I included post-it notes to write a list of scenes, characters, and plot points. The first section so far is a little… unnecessary. It’s all about the circumstances of the main character’s birth. I’m not sure it’s relevant. I will keep reading, but my suspicion is that most of the first act can be summed up in a few short sentences of expository dialogue.
This is fun. This is really fun for me. I’m so excited to be working on this project. It’s fun. I never get to have any fun with my writing anymore. Andrew used to be fun when he was young, dashing, and handsome, but now he’s just a cranky old man. He’s a total pain in the ass. It’s nice to have a project where I can be a little more free. 🙂
Apparently Andrew is now upset with his description of himself as a slimy, glow-in-the-dark parasitic worm. Funny, he was so enthusiastic about that description when he came up with it himself. Now suddenly he is pretending to be hurt and distraught. Well, I’ve told him a thousand times he could play the handsome leading man in any one of three romantic epics, yet he wishes to remain a lowly, useless, insignificant worm. Sigh.
What am I supposed to do with a character like that? It sounds like I need to fire him and find myself a new leading man who is willing to play the part without all of this high-maintenance diva crap. It is truly a shame, as these were all Andrew’s ideas in the first place. Apparently he’s just not up for the difficult task of turning this into a real story in the long-term. And here I thought I’d found a real business partner. Guess I wasted four years of my life on nothing. >:( I would say I’m surprised, but I have terrible taste in men, so… no surprise ending for me there! Lol! I am shocked. Shocked!
In other news, I decided to take tiny portion of my paycheck and buy an online course in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Seriously. They kept advertising it to me because I joined Ancient History groups on Facebook with a special discount coupon. I wasn’t sure if it’s legit, but I’m going to find out. *pushes up glasses* I’m so excited to learn the basics of an ~6,000 year old ancient writing system that remains shrouded in mystery and intrigue to this day. How neat is that? /nerds out. Such unique hobbies I have, non?
I have about an hour left of Me time. I’m going to go do something else with it. Ta ta!