Tuesday went well. After publishing my last blog article, I made a sizeable dent into Highwaymen. Something just clicked and I was able to see episode 40, distinct and separate from the pilot I wrote. I was able to write about the characters’ story arcs from a much bigger perspective. It helped that I spent time studying a pitch document that Ian sent me a few months ago. I was able to see how he separated ideas for individual episodes from the big picture. I followed the model faithfully.
Wednesday is where my week went off the rails. It started off with me in a coffee shop on Dundas West writing an article for Rod Pedersen. From there it went downhill.
I agreed to be a witness for Tino and Mary in a rental dispute they’re having with their former landlord. The whole thing was supposed to take 30 minutes or so. We wound up being stuck there until after 5pm.
When I got home, Frank knocked on my door, and we fell into an abusive relationship with some alcohol after that. I went out with a couple of his friends. My head didn’t hit the pillow until 3am. Needless to say, Thursday took a beating as a result. Friday was spent mopping up after Thursday, and today will be about catching up with Friday.
The Grey Cup Festival also ramps up this weekend. I have full media access to all the events and I really need to stick my toe in those waters. This next week will be a delicate balance between work and play. I’m hoping the lessons from Wednesday onward will inform my decision making process as the next few days unfold.