“June Gloom” finally cleared out sometime around July 18th and the real “Summer” has arrived in LA. I’ve got little to report. More writing, more walking and hiking, some running. More teaching too “my” class did their first improv performance last week and I think I was more nervous than they were. They did great. I felt even prouder than I had expected. That is all I’ve got going on in the middle of this odd Summer. Still in the running for a writing job, but won’t find out either way until “late August.” …now if you’ll excuse me, surf’s up.
Yes, I’m still nightowl-ing it a bit these days (almost 4am here.) At least I can put insomnia to work for me and get a few weeks ahead on my LA Cartoon and Ask A Punk posts. As much as I DO enjoy my weekly blogging chores, I have also been working on plenty of other stuff was well. A few weeks ago I finished a 1st draft of a spec TV pilot, and while that cools off in the drawer for a few weeks, I have launched into a 1st draft of, of all things, a detective novel, and no, I have never written a book-length project before… so far I’ve got about 14,000 words…should be interesting. In addition to all that, last week was fairly busy/exciting as I had a short deadline to write & submit some material for what would be a kick-ass job, should I get it… The submissions got me a “meeting” and the meeting seemed to go well… Now I just have to wait until mid-August to find out if I got the gig. More details will follow if I do.
I spent the holiday weekend enjoying the good weather and good fortune that continues to keep me (and a lot of us) afloat in these anxious and difficult times. Let’s all try not to give in to apathy, fear or worse… We’ve got a lot of work to do, but we also have a lot to be proud of.