I haven’t posted in a week. It’s because I’ve been on an extended period of downtime… and it sucks. It really blows. I’m one of those “work-a-holic” types, and my patience is being tested. I’m so restless. I sent out 26 resumes last week to countless black holes. An Assistant Editor job I was in the interview process for got put on indefinite hold. A Set PA gig on a commercial got bumped to next month. The people I have worked for in the past don’t have anything for me at this point in time. I needed to find SOMETHING to keep me busy, and feed the work-a-holic inside me — so I started another blog. I know, I should be writing my feature. I am doing that as well. That’s one good thing about downtime. I wrote a new horror logline, I’m developing a treatment for an adventure film, and still switching between writing two features. I know… I just need to finish one of them and get on with my life.
A couple friends and I have just launchedÂ a movie news blog. Â It keeps me busy while I’m not working and, an added plus to running a news site, now I know everything happening in the industry.
On a good note, I made a couple new contacts, had a phone interview with a company that may bring me some work, and talked to a 1st A.D. who added me to the interview rotation for a PA job on a TV show. Should hear back from her in about 3 weeks. Fingers crossed.
Oh… and I discovered MineCraft, Portal 2, and I’ve done some catching up on Parks and Rec.
So I guess what I’m trying to say in this post is, USE YOUR DOWNTIME. Stay busy when you’re not busy, you never know where it might lead you.