Five days. Five stories. Ish. After breaking the first four episodes of season one Monday through Thursday, we spent a far more leisurely Friday discussing the general premise for the fifth, a.k.a.’s Brad’s episode. Unlike everyone else in the room, Brad prefers a less structured, more free-flowing approach to scriptwriting so, in his case, no breaking required, just a gentle couple of hours in the spin cycle. Still, I’d call that five for five.
A relaxed week and a half while we go our separate ways to put the finishing touches on our Tokyo trip and hash out our beat sheets after which we’ll reconvene back in the office to provide notes, offer inspired ideas, and let one another know where our respective outlines went horribly, horribly wrong. There’s even talk of coming back to the office for a week in December to break – dare we hope? – another five stories. Wishful thinking perhaps but it doesn’t hurt to try. Unless, of course, you’re terribly jet-lagged from a two week Tokyo jaunt. Then, maybe, it might hurt a tad.
This afternoon, we watched Brad’s producer’s cut of Incursion I. Plenty of suspense, lots of action, and some outstanding performances make it a a terrific precursor to the season finale. Wow.
Hey, I received an email from David Anthony Durham, author of Acacia a former Book of the Month Club pick, who informs me that The Other Lands, his folow-up to Acacia, is out. I loved the first book and I’ll definitely be picking this one up. If you’re thinking of doing the same, check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/Other-Lands-Acacia-Book/dp/0385523327/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257560756&sr=8-1
This weekend, I get new laptop. Promise!
And fear not! I’ll be easing back into the mailbag starting tomorrow…