The show was ruined by Flim Flinear. Okay, that's another lie, and you're probably close to giving up on this blog, so here we go. Yes, we've had to make adjustments. Yes, it's been hard and I've been depressing to be around for awhile. Basically, the Network and I had different ideas about what the tone of the show would be. They bought something somewhat different than what I was selling them, which is not that uncommon in this business. Their desires were not surprising: up the stakes, make the episodes more stand-alone, stop talking about relationships and cut to the chase. Oh, and add a chase. That you can cut to. Nothing I hadn't heard before on my other shows (apparently my learning curve has no bendy part) but frustrating as hell given our circumstances - a pilot shot, scripts written, everybody marching together/gainfully employed... and then a shutdown. Glad I was for the breathing room, but it's hardly auspicious. So back into the writer cave I went, wondering why I put up with this when I can make literally dozens of dollars making internet movies. Why I do put up with this is divided into three parts.
Also, I've been meaning all year to read more short stories. Nice that I'm finally getting around to it.
As always, this is the schedule I'm going to stick to. You all can do whatever your little hearts desire -- but if you want to follow this schedule, grab a copy soon! We're less than a week away from our start day.
And of course, if you blog about it, let me know so that I can link it all up. Oh, and it should be noted that Matthew Baldwin at Defective Yeti, the creator (as far as I know) of NaNoReMo, is gearing up for November as well. So if The Lottery isn't what you're looking for, there'll be another group read over there!
November 3: "The Intoxicated" and "The Daemon Lover" November 4: "Like Mother Used to Make" November 5: "Trial by Combat" November 6: "The Villager" November 7: "My Life with R. H. Macy"
November 10: "The Witch" and "The Renegade" November 11: "After You, My Dear Alphonse" November 12: "Charles" November 13: "Afternoon in Linen" November 14: "Flower Garden"
November 17: "Dorothy and My Grandmother and the Sailors" and "Colloquy" November 18: "Elizabeth" November 19: "A Fine Old Firm" November 20: "The Dummy" November 21: "Seven Types of Ambiguity"
November 24: "Come Dance With Me in Ireland" and "Of Course" November 25: "Pillar of Salt" November 26: "Men with Their Big Shoes" November 27: "The Tooth" November 28: "Got a Letter from Jimmy" and "The Lottery" and "Epilogue"