I’ve decided I’m in a funk.
I came to this conclusion by examining past funks and this one has all the signs. The main two signs being overconsumption of candy and the fact that I just watched three seasons of Kyle XY in under a week.
There was the Turning Thirty funk that had me rabidly watching Roswell and then going to three stores at ten at night in my pajama pants to secure the box set of the last season. The Oh Dear God I Can’t Be Pregnant For One More Second funk was prolonged and lasted through viewings of all of the box sets of Buffy and Angel.
The funks aren’t always accompanied by tv shows. I’ve had an Outlander funk (post holiday malaise), a Harry Potter funk (newborn baby sleep deprivation), a Twilight funk (70th rejection letter) and a Vampire Academy funk (no more Twilight series).
Funk= entertainment binge.
Past experience has also taught me that I have about two more days before I start feeling better, get control of myself and start being proactive.
Two days later…
I realized I was glad to be in my thirties, that I wouldn’t be pregnant forever, that it was almost March, the baby started sleeping through the night, I decided to self-publish, there are Twilight movies. 🙂
What’s my current funk about? It’s stupid. It’s so stupid that this is what I Googled today:
How to get your novels turned into a television show.
Some seriously random and unhelpful crap came up. Not sure what I was expecting. I know for sure that nothing is easy and that all my questions can’t be answered by Googling, but just once wouldn’t it be cool if at the top of the page there was a checklist to follow?
What makes this funk even more stupid is that I know the answer to the question I Googled and I just don’t want to do what I have to do.
Write query letters.
Query letters are the auditions of writing. Half the reason I quit pursuing an acting career was the icky feeling I always got after auditions, the “let me prove to you how awesome I am,” feeling.
But, trying to turn the Zellie books into a TV show has always been part of the plan. A part of the plan that I really, really want. The agents aren’t falling from the sky to help me out, so I have to query.
And I gotta start doing it on Sunday. 🙂