I finally started work on the as yet untitled feature. And it’s long overdue. It was around this time last year that I first planned to write it, beating out an outline, envisioning the individual scenes, and…nothing. I ended up being distracted by…I don’t even remember what…and the script was set aside. Until now. Now, I’m going to push through, get through a few pages a day, lie in bed running the dialogue for my next scenes over and over until I get the rhythm down, and research the era in my uninspired downtime. Ideally, I’d love to have a first draft done by spring but, as I’ve pointed out, I am easily distracted.
I am also easily chilled. Today, we went out to pick up lunch and I was miserable in the cold. Akemi suggested I didn’t wear enough layers but between my t-shirt, sweater, two uniqlo ultra-down jackets, and my Canada Goose coat, that’s five layers! Throw in a hat, gloves, and boots, and I should be properly attired for a polar bear hunt. I even wore a mask while walking outdoor, not because I feel I’m in danger of catching or spreading the virus while I’m in open air, but simply because it was warmer than not wearing one. And yet, the second I step outside, my eyes start to tear and my tears subsequently freeze on my eyelashes. Akemi, of course, is quick to point out my failings: “Your eyelashes are too long.” and “You need to wear johnlongs.”. Maybe. Or maybe I just shouldn’t be walking around outdoors in the dead of winter.
Tomorrow promises to be warmer which is good since I need to do a little more stocking up. In the midst of this supply chain crisis, our clown Prime Minister has decided to ban all unvaccinated truck drivers from entering the country, thus assuredly exasperating the issue.
So, how are things in your neck of the woods?
A few little somethings from the Stargate vault…