Thursday, September 25, 2008

CFC Updates

I won't be writing them.

Why you ask?

Well, mostly because the CFC is keeping me really, really busy. Don't get me wrong, it's chockfull of awesome, but to do it any kind of justice in a blog update I'd have to spend a fair bit of time thinking about my experiences, processing them, etc, and frankly that time could be much better spent actually, you know, writing.

So. No CFC updates.

I'll just continue with the linkslutting.

If anyone's interested in how things are going, or if you are thinking about applying and have questions, feel free to drop me a line and I'll do my best to fill you in.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sexy Ads

James Hibberd has an interesting round up of The best (and worst) fall TV show ads. Nothing earth shattering, but it's fun to see what works and what doesn't...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

When TV and (American) Politics Meet

Obama meets Bartlett, courtesy of Aaron Sorkin.

Pure. Gold.

Man do I miss The West Wing.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

I'm outta here...

...hopping on the red eye to Toronto tonight.

Been a hectic month what with wrapping up work, moving, and dealing with a few problems that cropped up (burst hot water heater...I'm looking at you).

Will further update once I've settled in my new digs...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Be careful what you wish for...

...cause you just might get it.

Big thanks to everyone for the kind comments and congratulations! I really appreciate them.

The shock and numbness of acceptance (they love me! they really love me!) has started to fade, only to be replaced by equal parts excitement and abject terror (why do they love me? what the hell's wrong with them?).

My writerly neuroses are rearing their ugly heads again. "Oh my god, what the hell have I got myself into" gibbering and the horrible fear that at any second I'll be unmasked as nothing but a fraud.

But really the only thing you can do is put your head down and work on through the doubt. Keep on trucking, bucko.

So, in no particular order, here is what I'm doing for the next month.

-Quitting my job - Done! Last day's on the 15th
-Moving out of my apartment - In progress. Gave notice and started to pack.
-Find a place to live in Toronto - Anyone need a roomate?
-Buy a plane ticket out there - Hopefully there'll be a seat sale soon.
-Put together some scholarship / grant applications - Oodles of fun.
-Figure out what to take with me - Something tells me my DVD collection won't make it.

Sure I'll be adding to that list as time goes on, but that's all I can think of at the moment.

On the plus side now that I'm going to be in Toronto in September I'm going to attend ink Canada's Canadian Screenwriter Party! Look forward to meeting some of you there!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Walking on Clouds

That's how I'm feeling right now.

At 9:50 this morning things were looking like an average Tuesday.

Then at 9:53 I get a call from the CFC inviting me to take part in the Prime Time Television Writing Program.


Amazing how life can shift so quickly like that.

Obviously I'm still processing. Still feeling more numb than anything.

But hot damn.

I just got into the CFC.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The phone rang...

...and it was a 416 number.

That's right.

Someone has an interview with the CFC.