Day 514: Dats nice

Day 514: Dats nice

I had a really, really nice day today. I clocked in a *solid* 2 1/2 hours of writing. Solid in that I was there, sitting, writing and tinkering for a full 2 1/2 hours even if I didn’t quite get as *much* writing done as I had hoped…or liked it quite as much as I had hoped. I’m definitely still not at ease with this whole script writing process. The rhyhtm of it all still very much eludes me…but I will get there some day, folks. Some day. Soon!

I got editing done, too. Powered through the second half of the one I’d hoped to finish last night. It was a doozey. And then, I sliced through about 2/3 of the one I wanted to finish today. Little disappointed to not *finish* it, but it certainly wasn’t due to a lack of focus. I had that today. FINALLY. On a DAY OFF, too.

It’s starting to come into focus, this “what to do with these off-days.” They must have structure, because I must have structure. I continue to have this reinforced for myself over and over and over. If I have structure, then I literally start to relax, and actually *enjoy* what I’m doing. At least on a day-to-day, week-in-week-out basis. Vacations and the like are totally an exception.

It sounds ridiculous, but I scheduled myself a nap today. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel last night when I made my schedule, and I know sometimes after breakfast, I feel like I’m going to fall asleep at my work station…so I scheduled myself a half hour to take a nap this morning if I needed it. I didn’t. I woke up feeling fantastic.

But, my schedule for the day today really, REALLY helped me. I didn’t stick to it completely 100,000% percent, but it was damn close. I’m going to do it again tomorrow! More editing work to catch up on, far more than I’d like to have in any given week, but cest la vie as the french say. I have to do what I have to do. I’m on a roll right now, despite the uptick in difficult lessons, and I’m going to stick with it.

I finished the Star Trek Animated Series today. I think that means it took me three work days to get through it. That’s pretty crazy, actually. And, tonight’s artwork is SUCH A HUGE EXCITING WIN for me. I wrote about it a couple nights ago, but when I was a kid, I remember seeing this EXACT frame up on my (or some family member’s) television, and being instantly entranced. I must have been maybe four, or five. And, I only saw that tiny little bit, but it stuck in my head for something just shy of 30 YEARS…and I remembered it almost *exactly*. The only thing I had messed up in my memory, is that the frame was flipped horizontally and they were facing to the left instead of the right. But everything else about that memory was exactly correct. The forest, the console, the colors of their uniforms and how many of them there were…how crazy is that, right? I honestly didn’t think I was actually going to find it, that the memory must have been of something else. Nope. Nailed it.

So, finishing the animated series means I now move onto The Next Generation, and I started the pilot episode tonight. I had the strong urge to stop working and put the blu-ray on to watch it with the Ho, since we both have such strong affections for this series, but I didn’t. The Next Generation IS my childhood. The sight of that ship and the SOUND of that show zaps me right back to being six years old. It’s going to be quite a nostalgic trip, having TNG on while I work over these next few months. That show is nestled deep in my heart.

Also, I don’t think I’ve written about it really at all, but I’m reading Ready Player One right now, and it’s awsome. I’m half way through, and there were points today where I thought about how nice it would be to just sit around and read for a few days. Maybe I’ll make that happen at some point. We’ll see.