Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Hell-Bent for Leather Update

At the beginning of this year, I set a goal for myself to finish a new feature script by the end of February. Of course, the NaNoWriMo folks are making me look like a slacker for compressing a writing timeline into a fortnight, the ambitious bastards.

Well, after a few hours at The Office this weekend, I now have a full outline of HBFL (that's the mindset, not the script's title) and will be ready to get into pages shortly.

I liked The Office, once I got past the minor absurdity of paying six bucks an hour for the privilege of sitting in someone's storefront. The place is nicely appointed, hushed as a library, with comfy Aeron chairs and Bose noise-canceling headphones. Those things are magic. I was sitting right next to a quietly burbling fountain and homeboy got canceled. Not a burble.

1 comment:

Dr. Gori said...

Noise-cancelling headphones are the coolest. About seven years ago, I edited a magazine for general aviation pilots. One day, we received a set of noise-cancelling headphones for a product review. I tried those things on, and I was hooked. I'd never not heard anything like them.

They were gigantic--with my glasses on, I looked like I was headed for the firing range--but they worked. I wore them every day at work for months. From what I remember of the review we gave them, they worked well for pilots, too. I'd probably still wear a pair now, if I didn't have to answer my phone so frequently.