A gentle reminder that our Book of the Month Club reconvenes on June 2nd to Paul McCauley’s Evening’s Empires. But you already knew that because the information is right there on this blog’s sidebar.
Also, since we’re on the subject, allow me to announce the winner of our July Book of the Month Club poll. This one wasn’t even close. The winner…
Discussion kicks off Monday, July 7th.
I spent the morning fleshing out the 13-episode arc for “that scifi series” (You know the one). It’s a routine I’ve gotten into. Every night, I lie awake in bed for hours, running through each episode in my head, coming up with details here, twists and turns there, then wake up the following morning, thoroughly exhausted, and get it all down. Rinse. Repeat. This way, when we convene to break the series – sometime in June – we’ll be able to make efficient use of our time. The aim will be to beat out 10 of the 13 stories so that we can all go off, write for several months, and come back with finished scripts for the start of production…hopefully in October.
I spent a couple of hours this afternoon going over a preliminary budget. With careful planning, having the right people in place, and by maximizing our resources, I have no doubt we’ll be able to produce a kick-ass show. I’m hoping those final annoying/outstanding pieces fall into place before week’s end so that we can start making deals. As I mentioned in a previous entry, I’ve spoken to some old friends to gauge their interest in getting the band back together, and there are several more I’d like to talk to once we get the official go.
So close. I can almost taste the singular anxiety and frustration that only being in production can provoke.
Ah, to sit in a ship’s command chair once again. Approve a final visual effects shot. Wake up while it’s still dark out and drive 45 minutes to a location where you spend the day huddled around a monitor, eating lukewarm pigs-in-a-blanket, trying not to inadvertently amble through a shot on your way to the honey wagon…