Automatically I began dreaming of long days by the pool with a book in one hand and cocktail in another following the millions of dollars I'm certain he'll be making us. I'm quickly awaken from this dream by the realization that hubby has absolutely no idea how to go about writing a screenplay. Being the loving (and hopeful!) wife that I am, I stop what I am doing and rush to local library to check-out any book on screenplay writing I can get my hands on.
Knowing hubby's sense of humor I immediately grab a book titled, "Writing Movies
for Fun and Profit" written by the creators of one of my favorite television shows, Reno 911. If you have never watched this little gem I highly recommend it! Not only did the book attract his attention, it attracted mine, especially one particular chapter titled, "I'm Drinking Too Much, Is That a Problem"
According to the authors: "Not only is heavy drinking NOT a problem - it very may well HELP WITH YOUR WRITING!" Another helpful tip: "Daily, consistent use of alcohol can open up the wonderful hinterlands of your brain! There are ideas lurking in the corners of your mind. TAP THEM - as you would tap a marvelous key of frothy lager."
Well obviously I had to put this sound piece of advice to the test and immediately pulled out the computer along with a bottle of Chardonnay to start typing. Or shoudl i sya TPIYNG. Sure a few glasses in I had ideas coming out of nowhere, the problem was actually getting them on the page. Between misspellings, fragmented sentences, and udder nonsense paragraphs that I am certain started off as great ideas, I had wasted an entire night blogging about absolute shit.
So I guess I'll stick to sober blogging, or maybe I should say good-buzz blogging, or better yet "I'm not seeing double yet" blogging, and see where that gets me. It might not be a lounge chair by the pool, but maybe I can at least grab an afternoon at the park sharing a park bench with the homeless.