So, the good news is I’m 90% likely to get a new job without any pause in compensation. The bad news is my position has been cut. Due to the uncertainty, I’ve put the Lily horror on indefinite hold. It sucks, but such is life.
Assuming things work out cleanly on the job front (they do look good so far), my new arm-waving goal is to film in the August time frame. Hopefully the cast and crew can still be available.
Before all this happened, I got feedback on my short version (20 pages) from my editor and, as usual, she was full of good suggestions. Suggestions that actually had my fingertips itching to get at the keyboard. Sadly, the whatever-ails-me crap robbed me of any initiative and I haven’t started to rework any of it. The last few weeks I’ve been feeling better, even starting to exercise again (forcing me to accept my body has turned to total mush). Right now I’m attempting to corral myself to do the work on my latest billion-dollar idea to know if it has a chance or not. Last weekend I actually did do something. Not enough to know if it works, but enough to know I have to make tweaks to my approach, which I hope to have resolved by this weekend to take those steps. I hope to get the rework started on the short version in the next month or two, but until the employment situation gets ironed out, there’s no real rush.