I’ve got about half the script done for A GROWING CITY. Of course, the entire thing is outlined, so now it’s kinda like filling in the lines with color. That said, things keep creeping up on me that want to #occupy (sorry, couldn’t resist) my time.
They’re not bad things either. My current favorite living author is Vernor Vinge and I’m reading his book “A Deepness in the Sky,” which, like everything else he writes, is amazing.
The other thing is, I used to own a bike. I got a great deal on it and it was an awesome bike. I know a guy who wanted to buy it. I didn’t want to sell it for what I paid for it since it was worth so much more, and of course, he didn’t want to pay more than what I paid for it. So, we struck a deal: he does a line-producer’s read on A GROWING CITY (he used to be a line producer) and I sell him the bike for less than I paid. We were both happy with that arrangement (GO INDIE FILM!).
Now, I don’t have a bike, but I need exercise. So, I’ve decided to go for walks. Those take time (See! It all ties together.).
Then there’s food. I know my body needs food. I don’t really care one way or the other if I eat. It’s nice sometimes, but if I could survive without eating, I’d do it without a moment’s hesitation.
All of this to say, right now I’m either forced to take a LONG time writing or sacrifice something that I need to do for my health. And, yes, reading Vinge is part of my health as a writer.