You guys have missed me – I can feel your disappointment permeating through cyber-space each time you look at my blog and see that I haven’t written a new post in over a week! Okay, do me a solid, and pretend like you’ve been coming to this site trembling with anticipation, wondering what bit of wisdom I might slather upon you next. Can I get away with saying stuff like “do me a solid”? Probably not. And is it just me or does “trembling with anticipation” make me sound like an erotic-romance novelist? Honestly, I should probably highlight and delete that entire sentence, but I’m not going to. You’re trembling…I’m slathering…and I totally just dropped a line out of Juno like I’m cool enough to pull it off.
So what have I been so busy with that I’ve neglected my blog for a whole week?
Well, let me tell you, this ghost-hunting-documentary-thing is a bit time-consuming! There are a few things I didn’t think about when I pitched this lets-make-a-documentary-idea to my group. First, when you film something and you’re going to be in front of a camera, you actually need to make yourself look like you didn’t just roll out of bed and finger-comb your hair into a ponytail before throwing a sweatshirt over the tank top and yoga pants you slept in and declaring yourself ready for the day! For example, today, I filmed some of my video diary footage…so I had to shower, use an actual brush on my hair, and put make-up on!! Now, I don’t want you all thinking I’m a stinky bum who spends entire days in the clothes I slept in, but if I’m going to be honest here, it does happen. And if you stay home with children or work out of your house and say you’ve never done it before, I’m gonna start singing a little song about your pants being on fire.
Second, just because I decided to add analyzing evidence, maintaining a new blog, Facebook page and Twitter account to my workload as I’m trying to write a couple more screenplays and novels while the three little squirrels I claim as my children demand my undivided attention whenever they’re awake…it doesn’t mean that there are any more hours in the day then there were before (and there weren’t enough of them to begin with)!
But when I make up my mind to do something, I’ll forgo sleep to get it done. In leu of writing my blog post last week, I stayed up until 2 a.m. listening to EVPs from our last investigation, preparing for our next investigation (which happens to be this Saturday) and trying to figure out all the technology stuff that goes along with downloading and sharing files with my team members. Oh, and I dusted off a really awesome screenplay outline and cranked out a couple scenes before sending it off to my co-writer and also brainstormed another super-cool movie which I’ve promised to outline (and I swear I will, so stop grumbling under your breath as you read that, writing partners).
Luckily, this all keeps me too busy to worry about my agent trying to sell my YA paranormal manuscript (which inspired this whole crazy idea in the first place) or wonder if the film agent we just sent our script to thinks it’s total crap or not (my pants just burst into flames as I typed that because I’m totally lying…I mean, I’m never too busy to worry about stuff like that…worrying is kinda my thing). But I just keep praying, crossing my fingers, wishing on shooting stars, setting my alarm clocks to 11:11 so I don’t miss wishing on that (shut up – everyone does that…okay, maybe not everyone, but whatever).
So there’s your blog post. I know you didn’t learn anything profound. I have not enlightened you or given you any tools with which you can further your journey toward publication or world peace or whatever it is you’re striving for. I promise to do better next time. But for now I’m off to download my video diaries, which I’ll probably watch and think make me look like a total goober – then I’ll have to record new ones tomorrow – which means, I’ll have to shower, brush my hair and put on make-up for the second day in a row! I draw the line at changing out of my yoga pants! So when you watch my video diaries on our documentary, you’ll know…I totally slept in those!
P.S. If you haven’t check out Ghost Stories Inc. what are you waiting for?! Do it! You can even like us on Facebook! All you have to do is click on those underlined words. I totally added links there for ya’ so it’d be super-easy!