Tomorrow, I depart for a seven day writer’s retreat.
In reality, it’s just a week in Montreal to assist mom while my sister is out of town, but given the fact that my mother doesn’t have internet, I’m expecting it to be a highly productive getaway.
There are two high-priority projects on the docket. The first is a rewrite of a pilot script that requires a few…significant changes, like making the end of Act 1 the final beat of the episode. The second project is a fast-track horror series overview I need to nail down ahead of an all-important pitch.
Other than that, it’s just me, mom, the dogs, no less than 25 digital books, and the first seven episodes of Dan Simmons’ The Terror.
Also, while in Montreal, I’m going to try and track down a cassata, a Sicilian dessert featured in a recent episode of Chef’s Table: Pastry that, despite being an Italian classic, apparently doesn’t exist in the Toronto area. Along with great affordable sushi, a good independent bookstore, and friendly Whole Food staff.
While I’m away, Akemi will no doubt continue her extensive research into furnishings for our new home. Now, whenever we’re out, she insists on us testing every chair, couch, ottoman, and chaise longue we happen across. Hopefully, in my absence, she’ll be able to come to some hard decisions regarding full-length mirrors and throw pillows.
Today, I leave you with this:
I’m stocking up!