Sometimes, when you’ve got multiple projects on the go, it’s easy to become distracted. You end up jumping from one to the next and, when all is said and done, not all that much gets accomplished. Rather than simply tackle whichever one happens to interest me whenever, I think I’m going to have to demonstrate a little more self-discipline and dedicate an entire day to one – and only one. Here’s what I have on tap:
The outline for the first part of the SGU mid-season two-parter: Well, despite the introduction, I did make headway by completing a first pass. It’s a pretty solid story, full of action, twists and turns. My only uncertainty stems from some of the locations and weapon systems given that the ship is still being designed as we speak. One more pass and I’ll be putting it out.
The outline for the SGA movie. Paul sent me the revised version this morning. He was working on it while I was in Japan and has come up with some great ideas. We’re two-thirds of the way through and now all we have to do is figure a way out of this fine mess. Lots of fun cameos and a major contribution from one recurring player in particular that is certain to have at least one fandom faction in a frenzy. Still in the process of working out that momentous shift in the status quo that will impact the lives of our characters. I’ll be shifting my focus to this (and only this) tomorrow.
The super, secret project. Which, with time, becomes less secretive but no less super. It’s a short story. I’ve found that writing blog entries is much, much easier.
My fourth and final (for now) pilot. No rush on this one but I simply want to get it done. Finally. After a long lay-off, I rewrote the opening and now consider the first half of the script very tight. The second half is a might looser in that it has yet to be written. I suppose the creative stagnation on this one stems from the fact that I have to be in a certain mood to write this type of script. The mood = seriously pissed off. I appreciate the efforts of a handful of you in this regard and request you continue to persevere in this noteworthy endeavor. Just the other day, I was imagining my obit would read something like: “The writer-producer, known for his work on Stargate, passed away after a long and courageous battle with fans….”
The other night, Fondy and I went to Bistrot Bistro where we enjoyed, among many other things, some terrific mussels marinieres, a tasty filet mignon, and the duck confit mac and cheese which has finally found its way back onto the winter menu. Fondy’s review of this particular dish: “Insanely good!” and “The best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever had!”. As usual, we over-ordered (two appies, three mains, and various sides) – which prompted a curious Chef Lauren to come out of the kitchen to investigate. “I should have known,”he said as he approached our table, all smiles. “With that kind of order, I knew it was either someone who had never eaten here before, or Joseph Mallozzi.” We finished with desserts. Mine, pictured above, was the monkey waffle (served with banana, chocolate, whipped cream, but no actual monkey). Fondy was amazed that, in spite of the variety of dishes we’d ordered, there was not a disappointment in the bunch. She’d enjoyed everything.
Hey, check out today’s installment of The Weird Food Purchase of the Day…