Progress. Some progress. Even a little bit makes a difference. Auditions yesterday went well. I saw some really great talent and it shows that Columbus has a ton of good actors. I won’t lie to myself, in that I am a little nervous to get back in the saddle. Not so nervous that I won’t make the movie. I wanted to keep on being productive, with almost anything. I put together the two new books, the FRAMELINES one and the collection of 3 Unproduced Screenplays I wrote almost 20 years ago. I got lost in the process and several hours disappears over the course of 2 days. I miss that kind of concentration on a single project.
Now it’s just whittling down the final tweaks, which I think are done. I am on my 3rd revision of each book. I have to be patient because I need the physical hard copy of the book in order to truly “see” the pages. It’s amazing how quick I find errors or things to change from the hard copy as opposed to the PDF or word Doc. What I think are the final revised versions arrive Tuesday.
Also putting together the next several FRAMELINES DVD sets for Amazon.com as well as the upcoming INDIE GATHERING. I like having product at my vendor booth when I go to these conventions. It’s a lesson I learned from Lloyd Kaufman, at one of these conventions no less. He showed me that having a few dozen different titles on the table, gives an air of success and people buy more from the tables with a ton of material than the ones with a movie or two only.
“It was seven forty-five we were all in line
To greet the teacher Miss Cathleen
First was Kevin, then came Lucy, third in line was me
All of us where ordinary compared to Cynthia Rose
She always stood at the back of the line
A smile beneath her nose
Her favorite number was twenty and every single day
If you asked her what she had for breakfast
This is what she’d say
Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
And a side order of ham
If you set your mind free, baby
Maybe you’d understand”