I’m happy to report that I’m celebrating the holiday properly by not working. After thirteen consecutive days of punching the time clock, I’ve actually allowed myself to go two consecutive days without work.
A true victory for the American worker!
It is a gorgeous Monday in Maine. If this is the traditional final weekend of Summer, the season is definitely going out in style.
I took advantage of the holiday to get in an extra run this morning. This is the first time I’ve run three straight days all Summer, so it was a bit of a struggle. I could say I purposely labored on my run to keep with the spirit of the holiday. The bottom line is I survived and it was my nineteenth run in the last thirty-one days. Not a bad month, considering I had taken two months off because of a leg injury.
As always, I had a crazy Sunday night dream. My mind movie conjured up a traditional favorite, but this time, there was a twist.
Once again, I dreamed I was in the restaurant where I worked to put myself through college. This time, however, I was there as a customer instead of as an employee. Finally!
My old boss recognized me, welcomed me warmly, and took my order. I decided to go with a bacon cheeseburger for those of you keeping score at home.
What does that dream mean, Modern Philosophers? For decades I’ve had the recurring nightmare that I’m back waiting and busing tables in that place, and this is the first time I’ve ever been allowed to return as a customer.
I just wish I had gotten to eat the burger before I woke up. It looked damn delicious!
There’s also been a lot of progress on the screenwriting front. The new script is at 85 pages, and I spent the weekend going back to page 1 and making edits.
I’ve described my screenwriting process to you guys many times. I never use an outline, I only have a vague idea of where the story is going, and I edit on the fly.
At 85 pages, I now have a very clear picture of who my characters are and who they needed to be back at the beginning of the story in order for their arcs to work and make sense.
This means going back to the start and rewriting scenes, adding character traits that have developed over the last 85 pages, and altering dialogue to fit what the story has become.
It might sound confusing to you, but it all makes perfect sense to me. Looking forward to getting more work done today.
No, things aren’t okay on the personal front. I’m still dealing with the issue that has me all confused and withdrawn, but I think I’m making progress. Thank you to everyone who has checked in with me and been so supportive.
That’s about it for now. I’ve given the interns the day off, so I need to figure out how to make my own lunch. Have a great Labor Day!
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