Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Hold all calls

Like our theme?

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Our screenplay:

111 pages

And counting. 

Looks like the rough draft is going to come in at around 240 pages. 

At which point, we'll cut it ruthlessly ... down to 120 pages.

Did I mention I'm in love with the story I'm writing?

But ... outside of this little world of my apartment ... where I've chained myself to my computer to finish the first draft of this screenplay.  

I wonder ... the people who've written to me lately ... will they wonder if I'm purposefully ignoring them? 

Probably not.  Because I'm really not. 

Well, actually, I am.  I'm not writing them back.

But there's a reason, see.  'Cause I'm writing full blast on The French Inquisitor.  

And I really don't want to lose my focus.

So this is my note to the world right now: "I'll get back to you when I'm done with this writing project?

At the beginning of next week.

To get the job done, sometimes you need to go to the desert.

That's where I am right now.

To keep you company, I've dropped in the lyrics for a song that totally captures how I feel right now.

See you when I get back.

                                                    - Steven


Woke up this morning with a funny feeling,

Wasn't really sure what it was all about.

But it felt like I was disappearing,

so I ran to the window to check it out.

I said, "Here I am, here I am, here I am

... but why do I feel like the invisible man?"


I stumbled back into the bedroom,

And stared outat the rising sun.

Then I heard myself shout out the window,

nor really talking to anyone,

I yelled, "Here I am, hereI am, here I am

... but why do I feel like the invisible man?"


Lights went on, people started yelling,

"Will the crazy man go back to bed."

And there I was, laughing out my window,

feeling much better now, somebody heard what I said.


Well it's no big thing, no revelation,

no answer to these lives we lead.

But I think I do know one thing:

Sometimes I think we all need to say,

"Here I am, here I am, here I am

... but why do I feel like the invisible man?"

                 - From the song "Invisible Man" by  Joshua Kadison

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