I’m at a bit of a loose end today. It’s not that I have nothing to do, it’s just I have nothing to do right now.
I’m working on lot of different projects, both film and TV stuff, and they’re all at different stages of development: some are one page synopses, some 4-5 page outlines, some 10 page treatments and a couple are already scripted. It’s a conveyer belt process whereby I write one stage, get notes, then move onto the next. Because there’s always a gap between finishing one stage and getting the notes, I can work on multiple projects at the same time without any problem.
Right now, I’ve completed the current stage for each project and can’t move forward without notes from the producers/directors. The problem being, they’ve all buggered off to Cannes.
Which leaves me kicking my heels wondering what to do with myself. I could, theoretically, start a *gasp* spec project … but since I’ve got a meeting tomorrow about a new film project, starting my own seems like a waste of time. Why write something you then have to sell when you already have people who want you to write things for them?
I could get a head start on the next stage of each project, but until I get the notes I could be running in completely the wrong direction. I’m not that bored.
There is a slight worry on the horizon. I have this vague fear that everyone’s going to come back from Cannes all fired up and determined to forge ahead … all of them. At the same time.
That would be completely impossible.
Well, I say impossible; more like very difficult, to be honest.
A position I don’t want to be in, at the very least.
Still, that’s all in the future. Today, I have nothing much to do.