Laura and I always have multiple projects going. Some are writing related, some business, and some personal.
We continue to work on the movie script for The Santa Diaries. It will be retitled at some point because Santa’s diary has been eliminated. The play was more about the play the community theater was producing. The movie is more about the characters. It’s a positive shift.
When we finished the most recent draft Laura said we would have been better off starting the movie script from scratch rather than trying to adapt the play. I think she’s right. We are taking a few days off before reading the entire script again to see if scenes are in the right place and what minor tweaks need to be made. It helps to have a little distance and read fresh. I think we are almost there.
Yesterday I met with the group of people who pull together the speakers for the next Bay to Ocean Writers Conference on February 28, 2015. Save the date!
We started by deciding which presenters we’d like to invite back next year. Some of our faculty come back year after year with new topics and we invite them back because they get such good reviews on our evaluations. (This year we had an 80% return on our evaluations.) One of the questions is, “what topics and/or speakers would you like to see next year?”
We had a list of all the presenters and their topics for the last six years and that and the evaluations guided our decisions. By the end of an hour and a half we had a list of 30 speakers to be invited and topics we want them to present. My task now, as Speaker Liaison. is to invite them.
I came home from that meeting and spent the rest of the afternoon in my garden. Spring has finally arrived and gardening is one of the things I do for my soul. My psychologist husband says I like gardening because it is low conflict. He’s probably right. The only conflict I had yesterday afternoon was with weeds.