Saturday, 31 May 2008

Turn That Frown Upside

Well this might as well be about getting things off my chest. Turn that frown upside down. I’ve had a stress headache all week. Worried about whether or not I’ve got a job. Earlier this year I finally got my foot-in-the-door of the industry I wanted to work in – Television.

What I imagined working in television would mean for me was being a writer. That’s not really what it means right now. Although reading and writing is a strong component of my work. My credit, where credit is due, is Development Assistant. Not too shabby. I’ve worked on two script treatments. That was pretty cool. I’m learning so much. I love that. The only problem is I’m often put on “standby.” Most people would love the time off but it’s unpaid and uncertain times for me. I try not to make myself sick worrying about it but I can’t help it. I’m a bit of a worrier by nature.

The project I’m working on is only in its preliminary stage. We* are trying to adapt a series of children’s books into a television show. It’s up to the point where the publishing company has to decide if they want us to do the adaptation. An agreement has to be worked out between both parties before I get the e-mail I’ve been checking for regularly. The e-mail that says come back to work, it’s full steam ahead. (Insert Happy Dance here). There seems little doubt that the publishing company is interested in going ahead with a television series. The books are really popular. However it isn’t certain if they want to work with us.

* I don’t know if I can say “we” when I don’t feel like I’m officially a part of the team. Though I am the one who is supposed to read all the books and know the characters and what’s happening. I’ll be the go to girl, if things go ahead. Woo hoo!

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Still Not Sure

To blog or not to blog? That is today’s question. I keep asking myself what it’s going to be about, but I don’t even know where to start.

It took a while to come up with a web address that hadn’t already been taken. Gees when you think you’re being original and quirky some bastard’s already beaten you to it.

I still don’t know what I’m going to write about. So “waste time together” seems appropriate. Though I suspect I’m just wasting my own time at the moment.