Friday, January 14, 2011

I Specialize In Hanging Out With Fictional Characters

The other day, I was hiding in my favorite coffee shop in attempts to get some solid work done on the "Goat Man" script.  I was just getting into a groove when my cell phone rang. 

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.
Bandmate:  Oooh, alright, well don't let me bother you.
Me:  Um, don't get too excited for me, it's a coffee date with Goat Man.
Bandmate:  What?
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.


  1. I think Goat Man should be performed in Toronto - so I can give to my Scott Pilgrimage of T.O.

  2. Haha. Hook me up with a theater company in Toronto and I am so there (like Scott's hair). :P

  3. Let me know when you figure out where. I really wanna see this become a reality. You're working so hard, it's amazing. Don't doubt yourself. =]

  4. Thanks! :)
    If and when I finish this project and get people to perform it somewhere, I will let you know!

  5. @Allison - I am with you on that. Plus, you know, if it is in Toronto, I can actually go see it.

    Lauren, I am excited for you. And no worries about counting your chickens before they've hatched -- I think it's healthy to get a little excited about things, as long as we remind ourselves that at that point, it's still just a drea.

  6. d'Artagnan - Thanks! :D

    Tabs - Hey, like I told Allison - hook me up with something in Toronto and I'm there! Haha.


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