Today my lovely husband announced they'd be writing, filming, editing and screening their next film within three weeks.
Erm, excuse me, does anyone know where I can buy tickets for the bus going to Timbuktu?
Looking on the bright side, at least it will keep him out of mischief.
But, moving swiftly onward, last night I was dragged off to some studio in Woodstock so the Black Milk crew could collaborate with the Squid Circus to make some short film clips for the performance art piece they're screening f***-knows-when.
It's all become a hideous blur. I arrive on set, power up my netbook, plug in my earphones and allow Peter Steele to weave his dark magic while around me people let blood, get flesh-pulled with meat hooks and, I suspect, plot further atrocities in the name of performance art. All while the photographers and cameramen are busy snapping away.
One day I shall write about this and no one will believe me.
I don't believe me.
Can anyone say "Cinema of Transgression"? Richard Kern wouldn't be out of place among the people I hang out with. Just the fact that I even know who Richard Kern is... **sigh**
Someone gave me a cold Windhoek and I retreated into the far corner of the very large couch that threatened to swallow me, my computer and my fake Docs. Occasionally I'd glance up, see people cavorting in white robes wearing masks that wouldn't look out of place on the set of Silent Hill.
But ja... progress report:
My new system of working simultaneously on edits at different stages is helping. I don't **sense** I'm hideously behind.
I'm STILL not done on the freebie for a writers' group. I think I've controlled the bleeding of my eyes. Ruptured corneas are no joke.
Hell's Music now stands at approximately 53 000 words and counting. I'm adding between 500 to 1 000 new words a day, deadlines willing.
I'm getting ready to begin third-draft edits on The Black Goat once Hell's Music is done.
I've outlined book three in the Khepera series: Khepera in Shadow. When I'm going to get 'round to it, I don't know.
Please note I am not currently discussing Camdeboo Nights. It's still currently under consideration with a publisher.