Writing while injured :(

Okay, so it has been a little while since I posted. I have good reasons, I’ve badly sprained my right wrist. My writing hand. It is hard enough to drive all day and work, besides type at home too. 

 

Work has been very tough, not just the driving, but they’ve altered my route and added 10 new stops. Besides trying to keep to time on all my own. Its pretty impossible and if I’m ever on holiday, I doubt anyone else will be able to do it. Oh well, I’ve also peeved a few customers off, because they were used to the times I’d set and now for some, I’m an hour and a half late, which is a lot when you’re hungry 😦

Writing wise… 

I finished one part from writing assignment. I was requested for detailed feedback on a script going into production soon. That was a good job, as the director is a top notch guy and his characters are complex and interesting. 

 

My second project for a short film maker is taking a little longer, he wants a re-write of the short I finished last week. And typing one handed is awful. 

 

As for the third project, 40 pages in and loving that…. but still can’t do as much as I wanted to this week. Its been tough believe me. 

 

So that is where I’m up to. 

 

Hope to start posting again soon, when I get a bit better. 

 

Dawn 

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A grin day :) and writing day

Hello all. 

Today I went out really early with mum to catch a little bit of shopping and then to get my new phone.

 

I am happy to say I went for the Samsung Galaxy S2 in the end, big deliberation over which to pick though. But, everyone said that it was this one, or an iphone and I wasn’t going to pay that sort of price per month for a phone so I got the S2 a lot cheaper. 🙂 bonus.

 

I  got all my jobs done and then off to work, reading both these two scripts (took a while) but  I’ll be working on and then so I emailed both parties with different questions. I’ve also penned note and things so we’ll see what the answers are before I move on and start doing things. 🙂 

 

I am excited though, 

 

Off to chill for a few hours now, good evening to all. 

 

Dawn 

Great news

Hey there,

 

So this might just be a bit of a post. I know I’ve been hiding in the bottom of a cupboard somewhere, but I haven’t really. Had a good few things to get out of the way and they’re done, well at least for a few days. 🙂

 

I got two lots of fab news today, but I can’t really say anything just yet. So I am going to have to be all excited all by myself. Crap hey, but possible. I am sure there are happy people out there for me, just because I am happy.

 

Not so much other news really. Work is just that, work. Very very slow week, so many people are off with the kids being on their half term break and yesterday even more were off due to Valantines day… It was my worst ever day since starting at the company. And I really mean bad.

 

But I can’t force people out their office doors to buy food off me, I just have to hope it will pick up, I think it will, I do.

 

Still  haven’t decided on a new phone yet. Going on Sat with my mum to pick one and then sign up for it all. Need something with a little more power, but I am not prepared to buy or pay anything extra for an iphone, when there are others just as good and a lot cheaper.

 

Will post details and stuff when things are more settled.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Dawn

script – writing for a director/producer

So,

Having spent the last two weeks holed up writing for a specific director/producer. I have my first draft finished.

How do I feel, well weird.

Writing for someone else is a lot harder than you can think it is. They request certain things, they ask for everything and expect it to be done…

Has anyone else had any experience with this?

I’ve only written for one other director/producer and in the end she didn’t like the script and choose not to move forward with it, yet I know it is one of my best pieces. And I’d still like to get someone else involved with it, but that was tough to write too.

A question I pose is as writers should we do these assignments, do they help us?

I know that the world of writing involves hard work, it involves lots of writing which we might not enjoy, but is that something I want… Is it something you want?

Just curious.

Oh and in other notes, check out my latest vid of my baby koi. Very proud of them….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEaNIURlVos&list=UUcctES6g0AypmmSfuS2sRGQ&index=1&feature=plcp

 

D

 

strange week,

Okay, so I am going to have to put some thought into the order of these things today.

 

First off. Eating and excersise.

 

A big forefront since the nurse had a little go at me, I’ve watched everything I’ve eaten cut out the alcohol and done 10 mins of cycling every day along with the 40 mins of swimming on wed. Un-happy to say I’ve actually dropped 2kg. I was hoping for something a little more gradual. 😦

 

I want to kick myself up the ass, because the E.D side of my brain is like ‘well done’  but ‘you could have done more by not eating’ but then my own real brain is pulling me apart because I want it to be less, like 1kg… I hate this so much, so have decided on a drink tonight and a chippy tea. Sod the diet for one night, I’ll have probably put it all back on by Monday.  lol

 

Anyway….

 

Today in work has been a bit of an eye opener. Just going about my usual day to day stuff and got to one of my drops, the garage we repair our vans in  (for those that don’t know I deliver fresh food to your door) and I got the shock of my life. One of our vans was in there, and totalled. I mean it had a run in with something big. My first reaction was ‘whose was it?’ followed by ‘are they okay’ then I was told I had to empty it after my shift and try and save as much stuff as I could.

 

It was in fact one of the girls vans, she’d lost the van on ice and flipped it. No one else was involved, but she was badly shaken around and bruised up. It was the drivers side which she landed on. I can’t for the life of me think she wasn’t hurt or will be really suffering tomorrow.

 

The thing that has sort of really pissed me off, and I don’t care who reads this, is that NO ONE rang me to warm me what to expect. I wasn’t even told ‘not to speak to anyone else about it’ yet my co-workers/friends ring me all day long, I have a fab bluetooth and I don’t mind this.

 

So I spoke to my mum who has only just recently left working for them, and she knew how long it would take me to sort out everything so she went around to help me out, she was there an hour stripping the van then we did a stock take and I headed back.

 

I wasn’t greeted with any thanks for that, but I got a roasting for telling the others. I can sort of understand where they were coming from. They wanted to tell everyone together, but I never even got a phone call, yet I wasn’t supposed to tell the girls work collegues what had happened and that she was okay.

 

I am a little peeved to things this week.

 

A job is a job, you get treated like a number for the most part, so why do most places expect you to pull your finger out and do extra, when you don’t really even get a thanks for it.

 

The manager blanked me for the most part this afternoon, and when I said I’d clean my van properly on Monday, and not finish it all off today she could only ask ‘what I was rushing home for’

 

Duuuuuhhhhh sorry to say, but I have a GREAT life out of work, I have animals to look after, a house to keep, shopping to do…

she soon forgot that I’d stayed behind to clean her van, because she had to go to a funeral didn’t she?

 

Why do some people only see the crap and never anything good….

 

CAN I SCREAM PLEASE!!!!

 

Okay so yeah, done about that. I am going to move on, and forget everything that has happened this week.

 

 

I have a few things on this weekend. Mostly some relaxing and catching up, I’ve let everything slide due to it just being so hectic, so its a catch up, a clean house. And hopefully some enjoyment.

 

Speak soon, everyone,

 

Dawn