That about sums it up.
When you get into a groove you don’t want to eat, sleep or do anything else until your boyfriend text messages you from the living room asking when you’re coming out of the office so you can eat dinner.
It’s been a rollercoaster of editing grooves and road blocks, it’s flowing great and I’ve hit a dam in my thought process, it’s going to easily piece into 90 minutes and now I’m at 84 minutes with half the story yet to tell. So it’s getting there!
With an office full of sticky notes, variations of scripts, and sequences full of random edits, I’ve realized my approach is not very methodical. That is the way I live life too. It works. I fly by the seat of my pants and hope for success. Failure is never an option. However if someone wants to come over and organize all my paperwork, my email and that other secretarial stuff that would be great.
Speaking of email; I’ve been doing a lot of that. I’ve been corresponding with Senator Casperson’s people (I apologize I don’t know the titles of the great people who work for him and assist him so I’m going to use the term “people”. I need my own “people”!) Back to point. I just emailed back my revisions to the second draft of a state resolution Senator Casperson will propose soon. Hopefully by passing a resolution in the State to either grandfather the camps in or put them under another type of special use permit, it will get the attention of the USFS and our Congressmen and Congresswomen in D.C. Then maybe we can all sit down together and talk face to face about how to allow these camps to stay.
My film could have a happier ending. If it’s not already finished by the time that all comes to fruition.
I also did a radio interview with Mike Avery’s Outdoor Radio Show. Here is a link. It aired a couple weekends ago (sorry for lack of blog notice) and my segment is about 33 minutes in.
It was pretty awesome to be called up by a legend in the outdoor TV/radio show industry and told he thinks my work is “really great”.
Last weekend I took (another) short hiatus from editing and Justin and I brought my friend Kira out to our camp. That’s what we leaseholders (or daughters of leaseholders) do. We bring people out into the Ottawa National Forest to show them places they would have never seen otherwise. And bring them out there for mosquito and woodtick bait. She even got to see a big ol’ wolf spider in the outhouse.
If I don’t post another blog for a while, I’m working on making this documentary really great.
Oh hey! Did you sign the petition yet??