Weekend Links, 31 Aug-1 Sept, 2013
File under the “writing is hard” cry. I had plenty of time all last weekend and I could have done some writing, but I didn’t. Time being one thing and energy being another and 70 hours of work last week being a third. Mostly I sweated and didn’t leave the apartment unless I had to, luxuriating in laziness. In other words, I’ve got no real excuse. Could’ve picked up the laptop. Didn’t.
It’s not that the job is so terribly hard as it is intense. The classic hurry-up-and-wait, though even waiting needs to be “on.” Can’t ever tune off and tune out. One ear needs to be tuned for someone yelling either my name or, more frequently, my title, “Set dresser!” By the time we get to the glorious, glorious weekend, I don’t really want to make my brain go, even though I want to be writing.
This is an equilibrium that needs to be found.
Links! From last weekend (see, I already had’em lined up and still didn’t do anything about it).
Maria Popova at BrainPickings showcases Art Made from Books, with lots and lots of pictures taken from that text. Re-purposing manuscripts as raw materials for art. So – destruction of the written word? How does this sit with you vis a vis book burning?
In film, this past weekend we backed a Kickstarter for a doc about the first female film director (so far as anyone knows), Alice Guy-Blaché. Here’s a link to the trailer at Vimeo.
Regarding writing and perception, actress Anna Gunn has a piece in the New York Times about playing Skyler in Breaking Bad. Apparently there are people who loathe her character so much they want to kill the actress. Um… thanks?
And lastly a link to my own stuff, sort of, Steph Sinkhorn did me the kindness of going over an early draft of my query letter for Egg, the link to which can be found here.
And that. Is. It.
And we’ll see what I can do in September.
IT’S SEPTEMBER ALREADY?