Before I went to bed last night I was somewhat stuck with what I was going to write next. When my youngest son woke me up at around four o’clock, the next few scenes where all there and the songs from the soundtrack, that I have put together, where playing in my head. It was as if I had been watching the scenes play out as I had slept. I got up and wrote two more scenes.
I’ve noticed that the subplot concerning Mary and Suzy’s friendship has taken on an unexpected life of it’s own which is cool.
The level of mess in the house had reached critical mass so I spent the rest of the morning cleaning. I think it’s unfair that the creativity genie doesn’t appear and clean the house for me.
Yesterday I was reading an article on Australian screen writer and director Mark Pools website which happened to mention director Emma Freeman, turns out Emma directed my favorite Australian Tv series Puberty Blues as well as The Glitch I hadn’t known this, because I am a cabbage. But now I know so have another director besides Jennifer Kent who I would love to work with. Coincidentally I have been re-watching Puberty Blues over the last few days. Did I mention that Puberty Blues is my favorite Australian TV series? I have also been listening to the Puberty Blues play list, which I made early last year. Seriously I could just go on and on about how much I love this series, but I will spare you, at least for now.
A few days ago I had read somewhere that it is necessary to register your screenplay with The Australian Writers Guild, for copyright purposes. I wasn’t able to find any information about this on AWG’s website. Deciding that the thing to do was to ask a real person I rang the number on their website and did just that. Turns out that the registration process is only available to members. To become an associate member I had to fill in my details online and play $330 I know I get a get a lot of services for this money, but it still felt like a lot. I do believe that becoming a member of AWG is essential if I want to get anywhere with The Chosen Vessel so I took the plunge. The sensible thing to have done would have been to wait until I had finished the screenplay before becoming a member, so I don’t blow my $330. Clearly I’m over enthusiastic and not at all sensible, but it did feel good to commit to The Chosen Vessel in a financial way. Kind of like saying to someone you're in a relationship with, “look I’m not just saying I like you, I’m actually willing to put my money where my heart is so, here’s a ring, or a house key, or a beer and chicken Pama at the pub to prove it.”