Thursday, February 23, 2012

Stranded at Rocky Mountain RV

Today we have to have a baseplate put on the car so that the RV will be able to haul it behind - when we get the RV, that is. So we have to spend the better part of the day at Rocky Mountain RV in Albuquerque, waiting while they do the work.

That's okay, because we have our laptops and I have my new iphone (I'm getting better at Words with Friends), and they have TV (and you can actually change the channels) and they have People magazine. Not the most recent issue, but still. There are bathrooms, coffee that is not the worst I've ever had and a soda machine. We've got yogurts for lunch but I'm hoping there is a machine somewhere with M&Ms or Doritoes or something for later :-)

I also have STORY by Robert McKee, which I got to help me with the screenplay I'm writing for The Christmas Village. An awful lot of people have said, "I can see this as a movie!" so I'm taking the next step with a screenplay. I mean - who knows, right?? I haven't written one before, but my first drafts are actually a lot like screenplays, I think. And my friends Arthur Wooten and Ann Best have offered to be mentors as I go along.

But best of all, I have all kinds of time to go blog visiting today, which is something I get behind with on work days. So, a-visiting I shall go!



26 comments:

  1. I say aim big with your projects, Melissa. As you say, you never know. I appreciated your visit to my blog today! Best of luck with the RV, sounds like you're going to have a fun spring/summer!

    EJ

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    1. Thanks E.J. - thanks what I think too - about aiming big. We can't wait to get on the road!

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  2. I get so ansy when I have to wait. Thats why I always bring at least one book with me everywhere I go. Good luck with the RV. I can't wait to hear of your adventures!
    Blessings, Joanne

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    1. Yes - of course I went the full boat with things to amuse me, and it ended up we didn't have to wait nearly as long as expected!

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  3. The minute you find yourself in a position like yours you can think of a million things you would rather be doing. Good thing you brought your toys.

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    1. Yes - made the time pass quickly!

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  4. It is so easy to get behind on blog reading, isn't it?
    Good luck with the screenplay.

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    1. Oh my goodness yes! But I love seeing what others are up to - I get quite tired of myself! Thank you for the good luck.

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  5. I'm always behind on all my reading, I think I need to learn how to read like superman! A movie sounds pretty awesome, good luck :)

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    1. Oh gosh that would be a good superhero power -speed reading! :-)

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  6. Good luck with writing the screenplay. I hope the day doesn't prove to be too long.

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    1. Ended up shorter than expected! I think the screenplay will be fun and will keep me engaged with the first book in a new way while I write the sequel.

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  7. This will put you one step closer to your big adventure!

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    1. Exactly! With each step we say just that!

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  8. You're smart to bring things with to keep yourself occupied while you wait. I always do that, too. Have fun! :)

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  9. Sometimes, not being able to get anywhere is just as good as not having anywhere to be. ;D

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  10. Sometimes its kind of fun to get 'stranded'. Especially with some form of entertainment. :)

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    1. I was actually disappointed when they finished up early :-)

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  11. I always have a book with me, but it seems I am waaay behind. Your arsenal of entertainment sounded amazing.

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    1. Sigh. A good book is really all the entertainment we should need. It's so easy to fall into distraction with other things.

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  12. Good luck with the screenplay :)

    I LOVE Words with Friends.

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    1. Me too. I try to control my impulse to play ALL the time :-) Thanks for the kind words.

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  13. I think the screenplay sounds like a great idea.

    Hope you get un-stranded soon!

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