Thursday, August 14, 2008

Info Dump

This isn't going to be pretty but I promised an update, so here goes:

  • Did the rewrite on my chapter book and sent it to my editor two weeks ago. She responded that I was "very speedy" and was looking forward to reading the new draft.

  • Sent "Leonard" to Agent S at the beginning of last month. Followed up a couple of weeks later -- she said she was still reading it and not yet ready to give comments but that the opening was "boffo".

  • Was quietly thrilled that my agent used the word "boffo".

  • Was told by Agent S that I could expect some information on my newest picture book submission "early in the school year."

  • Met with a small animation house that specializes in developing projects from Chinese production entities. Spent an interesting couple of days working up a script sample from a story board they provided. If I get the gig, I'd be helping them develop the shows bible. If the show sells, I'd be the story editor.

  • Kept finding reasons not to return to my screenplay. School just started so it's a little quieter around here and I'm hoping to get my mojo back.

  • Teamed up with an old buddy of mine and came up with a reality show idea that would be simultaneously hilarious and disturbing. Positive early feedback from several entertainment entities that apparently like hilarious and disturbing reality shows.

  • Discovered cheesy clip art of an ancient computer of the kind I had in the late 90's and included it in this post.

That is all.


Mike said...

Wow, quite the juggling act! Hope to see the book in print, that you get back to the screenplay, that the reality show takes off, and good God good luck with the story editor gig!

Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks, Michael. The list has a "more irons than fire" feel to it but in this business you're not rewarded for inactivity.

Mike said...

I'm truly glad you said that, it really makes me think... I need to get busy!!!

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