It’s been a productive couple of days. Yesterday, my partners on this time travel series got on a zoom call to discuss the mechanics of setting up a production here in Toronto, covering everything from regional tax credits to and financing structure to catering (of course!). The plan was to pitch the series starting next week but, since our first stop prefers to cut to the chase and just read the materials, I told everyone I’d take the weekend to go over our package. At 22 pages, it’s pretty thorough, breaking down the Tease, our Pilot, the World, our Characters, Seasons 1 and 2 and beyond. It also includes a little write-up about my love for this particular type of SF story. Rather than wait for the weekend, I made some tweaks and plan to send it out tonight for review after which it will – no doubt – be smooooooooth sailing!
Also this morning, I finally sent out those three sci-fi short pitches to test the waters with an old friend. Turns out, he liked TWO of them, so we’re moving forward on a deal and, hopefully sooner than later, development on both.
Next week, I am aiming to finish up five short pitches for THAT publisher. All very different characters. All a lot of fun in their own ways. I just have a little (lot?) more reading to do in order to get up to speed.
Also, signed a deal to consult on an epic overseas sci-fi series. Apparently, the plan is to translate the scripts to English before sending my way for input. I appreciate that – since I don’t speak the original language – but I’m really curious to see how well the scripts translate.
Meanwhile, still no progress on the TimEscape front, but I contacted someone who contacted someone who promised to contact someone about it. That should get things moving.
Impromptu tea survey: What do you like? I used to enjoy the various oddball flavors from my local tea shop – Birthday Cake, French Toast, Grilled Cheese and Spam – until Akemi pointed out that there was no actual tea in them. They were just fruits, nuts, sugars, spices, and lucky coins. I ended up switching to chamomile after watching an episode of Food Detectives that proved chamomile was a natural sleep inducer. So I started drinking a cup after my dinners in Tokyo and continued the practice when I returned home. Now, when ever I drink chamomile, I get sleepy and dream of Japan.
So, what’s your go-to tea?