It’s been about two weeks since I’ve had a goodnight’s sleep. For some reason of late, it takes me forever to drift off and, when I finally do, I’m awake again hours later. In bed by 10 p.m., asleep by 1 a.m., awake at 2:30 a.m., asleep against by 3:00 a.m., awake again an hour later, and so on. I do, however, make up for my night time insomnia by being thoroughly exhausted through most daylight hours. I’ve tried everything – chamomile tea, warn milk, booze. Even formerly reliable melatonin hasn’t helped. I mean do I have to resort to taking Suji’s CBD oil? Akemi thinks it may be because I’m stressed, but what do I have to be stressed about? And even if I am stressed, I apparently do a terrific job of hiding it from myself.
This inability to sleep through the night has made it incredibly difficult for me to focus, especially when it comes to reading. Whereas, last year, I could get through a book, maybe two, in a single day, now I’m lucky to make it through a couple of chapters before growing weary and setting it aside.
And still work continues on several fronts.
Today, it was call-backs for our seven younger leads while auditions are coming in for our adult regulars. Set construction is in full swing. We’ve had our preliminary art department, props, and costume meetings – as well as several sit-downs to discuss visual effects and our ambitious schedule. Tomorrow, it’s a chat with the broadcaster and another round of call-backs, these via Skype. This weekend, I set my sights on our first two episodes with a mind to tightening, streamlining, and discovering some futuristic turns of phrase.
The outline for my (formerly titled) Untitled Awesome Project was delivered to the broadcaster last week and we impatiently await word. No need for a long and detailed response. A simple “Great! Start writing that first draft!” would suffice.
Tweaked and delivered the series overview for that comic book adaptation last week as well. Once our awesome artist has delivered the required images, we’ll put together a proper package, hopefully get that script order, then attach a director and awaaaaay we go!
Slow and steady progress on the BIG dream project. We went back and forth on the pitch, finally locked it down, and sent it off to the production company. Once they sign off, it goes to the publisher. And once THEY sign off, WE go to the broadcaster and pitch it. And if THEY give us the go ahead…we are going to have a blast.