Friday, June 24, 2011

The Writer’s Diet Experiment, Day 5

My Fridays are always filled with guilt. It’s the day of the week when I look back at all the writing, acting career tasks, and personal errands I haven’t done yet. Where my desire to have a social life clashes with my desire to move my professional career forward. So while I’d love to see Extraordinary Chambers tonight or enjoy dinner at Street with my friends, I kept my evening open for writing and sleeping.

Still, I enjoyed a few guilty pleasures today. Lunch with another actress friend I haven’t seen in years. Christine and I used to do 30-40 shows a day together at Disneyland. Now she’s running her own theater company called the Last Metro Company. I lent her a lab coat for their upcoming production of Karl Gadjusek’s play Fubar. Sounds like a fascinating production – can’t wait for it to open on July 1!

In the afternoon, I got an email from one of my writer’s groups that we’d be taking July off. Instead, we’d be using a Google doc to hold each other accountable. I love accountability! I added my goal for the next week. I can do it!

While getting an oil change after work, I sat in the waiting room shuffling through all the short fiction and essays I’ve written during my Relax & Write classes this past year.

Our annual recital is this Sunday and I needed to pick what I was going to read. I had too many favorites at first, but after reminiscing with my notebooks for a while, I ended up choosing my fiction piece about the bench from (500) Days of Summer, which you can read here.

Then headed home to write, write, write. Heading to sleep early now, which for me means 11:30 pm. Good night!

Click here to read The Writer's Diet Experiment, Day 6

1 comment:

  1. Aack, now I'm reminded to input what I'm doing on the spreadsheet!