Thursday, January 04, 2007

Happy New Year!

I am back from California where I visited family and chased the baby around various grandparents' and aunties' houses, thereby ensuring, if not improving upon, the level of fitness I'd achieved via Rhythmball. Never know how handy baby gates are until you spend three weeks without them. Anyway...

We are all sick, including baby, who has not one but TWO sinus infections, which is totally unbelievable because he's the same happy, sunny boy he always is. Katie suggests he might be "stupid," which is completely not true and, frankly, has somewhat ticked me off.

I guess the really bad news, however, is that I have an idea for a new writing project, and it will have to be a screenplay, which is a major bummer because for me, screenplay writing is the most horrific type of writing there is, just flat-out a pain in the rear, and so difficult, and I'm cringing at the thought of it.

My dad bought Darling Husband a "write a novel in a month" box set. Maybe I'll appropriate it and bang through this screenplay in 30 days.

We'll see...

4 comments:

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

At least you're figuring it all out first -- as in, before writing these projects. My last screenplay turned out very well (to me, anyway -- though it's very indie in nature and therefore completely unmarketable). But, after I wrote it, I thought it actually might be better as a novel. Then, I started a novel back in November, and now that I'm 30,000 words in, I kind of wish I'd made it a screenplay. BTW, ever look into the Nicholl contest?

Rhythmball Lynn said...

I haven't looked into the Nicholl contest, but only because I am not a novelist. No fiction here, baby!

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

The Nicholl is for screenplays -- it's "THE" screenplay contest (as in, win a Nicholl Fellowship, and you can pretty much move to LA and enjoy a successful screenwriting career). Check it out here.

Ms. Strega (Joan) said...

I hope you and your family are doing better, Lynn.

I hope you got my email about being sick and missing seeing you--I tried to email the night before,but had no other contact info for you. I was sick through New Years.

Wishing you a great 2007--lots of love, Joan