Two separate spam filters have eaten my Fringe lottery ticket e-mail and a Google Groups submission from the screenwriting group I’m involved in.
It’s annoying, especially when I’ve gotten e-mails through from the same e-mail addresses previously with no action on my part.
Frickin’ technology, a double-edged sword.
Research is dangerous, in that you can substitute research for real work.
But in this case, digging into the roots of the Suffragist Movement in the U.K. is both interesting and helping me do my real work. Some interesting developments in and around it that tie in with my script. It looks like I’ll have to do a minor correction to Act 1, and then use my newfound knowledge to great effect in Act 2.
Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. ~ Lawrence Kasdan
Due to factors beyond my control (family, work) and my various tender psychological reactions thereof, I’m going to have to accept that producing and directing and acting are out for the next couple of months.
Which leaves writing. So I need to get a stack full of scripts so I’m ready to produce and direct and act again when the clouds roll away, like they always do.
However, maybe if I cut back on the self-doubt time and Internet time, it might give me some more slack to use in more useful endeavors. Like acting and monologues and such. What a concept!
This world is going nutso. And I think only good art can slow it down enough to look at itself to see how nutso it is.