Here come the drums

First, thanks to everyone who’s written in and posted their comments regarding Canadia… The response has been a lot more positive (and flattering) than I ever expected, and I really appreciate it.

Second, I forward every e-mail and comment to the powers that be at the Ceeb, and hopefully there’ll be a CD release at some point in the near future… As for podcasting, or downloadable episodes… Who knows… I’m trying to get some sort of conversation going about that too. I encourage everyone to write the CBC and tell them how you feel, because they read everything that comes in.

Now, on to business!

Last week I managed to finish the pilot I was comissioned to write and now, I have free time.

But, since I’m basically un-employed, it means that I have to agonize about having free time.

So, I’m working on a vanity project. A story that I’ve been bouncing around for a year now… Writing bits and pieces here and there… I’m finally giving it my full attention.

But because I have no deadline, I can fully experience all the procrastination, self-hatred and dread that goes into writing.

Here’s what I did today, while trying to work on this “vanity project”. (By my definition, a vanity project is something that no one is interested in… it’s something you write for yourself, with the hope that maybe someone will want it when it’s completed.)

9am. Wake up, grab laptop, climb back into bed. Check the weather. Fall back asleep.

10am. Wake up. Pee. Check Facebook. Fall back asleep.

11am. Wake up to whining, cross-legged dog. Get up and walk dog.

12pm. Breakfast, with laptop, read news, blogs, (facebook) more Doctor Who posts (the show is very exciting right now).

12:30pm. Buckle into the office with a bottle of water. Lock the laptop into the ergonynamic thingy, plug in the keyboard, and promptly read some more on the Doctor Who forum.

1pm. Try meditating for twenty minutes – it turns into a half hour nap.

1:30pm. Open up the script in final draft, but don’t look at it. Quickly open up Facebook.

2pm. Lie down on the couch and read a few comic books.

2:30pm. Smoke (shh…)

3pm. Answer some e-mails, glance at the script.

3:05pm. Talk to Dave about how I don’t want to write this script, I hate it. It’s a stupid idea.

3:30pm. Eat some yogurt. (Vanilla)

3:45. Facebook.

4:00pm. Look over the script so far. And write a few lines…

4:45pm. Start writing this blog entry, while occasionally checking: Facebook, blogs, news, weather and Doctor Who forum.

And now it’s 5:15, and I’m hungry. Going to make a sandwich and take the dog for a run. Then I’ll probably spend the greater part of the evening writing…

Did I not mention that?

I get most of my work done at night… It’s more of the same, a lot of surfing and procrasting (I didn’t even get to my Wikipedia habit), but it’s when I get the bulk of my work done.

If I’m trying to convey anything with this post it’s this:

Watch Doctor Who tonight on CBC, it’s awesome.

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