It would be two weeks before I wrote another entry. And that entry was to note there wasn’t anything to note. I finished “GhostWriter” and sent it off just in the nick of time, as my WGA card came. I was union. It was official. I was a professional writer. (yay).
So naturally, I’m working on a script for my second public access TV show, while entering the first into the newly established Staten Island Cable Awards.
Kevin had called. I missed the call but the message said it wasn’t important.
My “cute” opening comments opened the floodgates for the reactions. They came down on the same problems everyone’s been harping on but with a vengeance. Kimberly would have to gather all the notes, consolidate them and then call me. This will then be part of the revisions which are part of the 1st officially submitted draft. I will get to “redeem myself” (Kevin’s phrase) with the revisions.
I’m crestfallen. Kevin is bummed because Joel and Simon hadn’t read it before they passed it on. Because they “trusted” me and never expected any radical changes. I guess that’ll teach ‘em.
A week later, Kevin was in New York for the holidays and the studio seemed happy about that. He can walk me through the new draft, they reasoned. The hivemind had some new ideas. For example, make O’Kiley a second generation owner, a “yuppie,” for a different slant on the villain. But this would all be talk until we get the Kimberly notes.
Also, Kevin suggests we keep the old Kringle Project script afloat, just in case. He wants me to look it over, incorporate the positive changes from the Pee-Wee version; gags, structure, etc. Hmmm.
Merry Christmas to me…