Friday, January 14, 2011
I Specialize In Hanging Out With Fictional Characters
I sighed. The whole day had been like that. In fact, the reason I was in a coffee shop was because my place was way too distracting. I had intended to spend the afternoon writing and ended up giving people relationship advice in the kitchen instead. I probably should have left my phone behind when I went to the coffee shop.
But I saw that it was my bandmate calling me, so I answered the phone. The conversation went like this:
Bandmate: Hey, can we practice today?
Me: Um, okay...but I'm kinda busy right now...
Bandmate: What's up?
Me: (glancing down at the cartoon of Goat Man sitting on the table) I'm at a coffee date.
Me: Um, don't get too excited for me, it's a coffee date with Goat Man.
Me: Practice at 8?
It's official: I'm one of *those* people. Ugh.
But the project itself is coming along nicely, I think. I sent the demos and synopsis off somewhere and got a surprisingly positive response (more on that when I know more). My goal is to finish the first draft by the end of the month. I have 17 days. Yikes.
I'm hoping to be able to see "Goat Man" come alive on stage this summer. I don't know exactly when, where, or how that's going to happen yet, but I can figure that out after I finish writing the darn thing. It could happen on the other side of the world or it could happen in the venue downstairs from my apartment. I just have to see who's interested in it when it's all done. If you guys have any ideas for where "Goat Man" should be performed, I'd love to hear them!
Though I'm probably getting ahead of myself. Counting my chickens before they hatch, or something like that. Okay, that's not quite the right saying, but you know what I mean.
On that note, I should probably get to work on the script. Expect a more interesting update sometime in the near future.