Seriously? Has it already been four weeks? I mean, it feels like yesterday I walked into a roomful of strangers, my rain-soaked suit sticking to me like some clammy second layer, armed with naught but a general series overview, a showrunning agreement, and the very best of intentions. Also, a half an avocado. Over those first four weeks, we’ve broken our ten episode first season, stopping only to discuss lunch options, politics, and fantasy football. And that includes a full week of world-building as well.
As I head into the long weekend (This being Canadian Thanksgiving. For those Americans not in the know, we celebrate Thanksgiving roughly one month earlier, Christmas one month later, and Mardi Gras not at all unless you count Toronto’s Carribana which is similar but with significantly fewer King cakes and flambeaux), I have the final three outlines to complete. I need to deliver by Sunday so that the writers have time to review them Monday before resuming discussions on Tuesday. The plan is to spend the final four days focusing on tracking the various character and story arcs, ironing out all those narrative wrinkles, and addressing those pesky TBD’s. And, once that’s done, dare I say it? Smoooooo –
Then, I have to switch gears to the pilot script I am co-writing with series creator R.T. Once THAT’S done, it’ll be smoooo –
Are you crazy? We still have nine scripts to write, a series to prep, and sundry tiny little issues to address like notes, scheduling, and casting.
Amid the mayhem, Akemi and I are eyeing a little nine day Tokyo trip to visit family and eat sea urchin buns for breakfast. While our frenchie will, no doubt, be thrilled to be rid of us and in a new environment, this will be longest we’ll be separated from our senior pug, Suji. Nine days! Will she even remember us when we come back?
Pictured above: Lulu (Looking forward to some away time); Suji (Don’t leave me!).