An odd day

For a couple of weeks I’ve been anticipating a telephone interview that was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today. The interview was with Axia College, part of the University of Phoenix. So, 10:30 came, and nobody called. The minutes crawled by. I checked my e-mail and, yes, the contact said she’d call me. After an hour and a half, I gave up. I’ll send her an e-mail and see what’s up.

Went for another interview this afternoon. I’d applied for a job I suspected I wasn’t qualified for. It was listed through one of the big personnel firms here. The interviewer asked me to come in and we discussed what I like to do, etc. She’s going to keep her eyes and ears open for me and send my resume to a few places. She was really nice. But, alas, still no job.

Kim’s going to talk to her boss about working full time, at least until I find out about the teacher certification. That would mean me staying home with the fruit of my loins, collecting unemployment and dealing with the issues involved in that mess, and possibly going completely insane before I ever get another job.

Because a friend who’s had several screenplays produced has offered to read my screenplay of Murdered by Human Wolves, I’ve completely put aside The Puppeet King to focus on the script. It’s going well, despite finding that I’m making some errors, such as ending a scene with Fade to: instead of Dissolve To: and putting some motion in parantheses within dialogue. Simply Scripts’ glossary is going to be a big help when I do the first edit. Here’s a word meter for the script (remember, it’s in minutes according to Sophocles’ time feature):

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
66 / 90

I’ve also learned that one of the very few completed-but-unsold short stories I have has made it through the first stages of the approval process at a pro magazine and has been forwarded to the publisher for a final decision. Cross something for me.

3 responses to “An odd day”

  1. Fingers, toes AND eyes crossed for you. Good luck!

  2. Fade To: Cut To: Dissolve To:
    In a first draft (especially by the original author), it’s not unusual to completely leave out the transition comments. How scenes transition is the director’s decision. They usually don’t get written in until someone pulls together the shooting script. That’s usually 2 – 2,000 rewrites away from the first draft.
    Swing by and register to join the community. It’s a great resource to get feedback and chat with people who do nothing but write screenplays.

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