My first day of official training did not go well. After a weekend blowout that began on Thursday night at the "Flapjack" premiere party and went through the weekend with drinks until 2 AM with my neighbor, an outlandish five (5!) hamburgers eaten in one day, and more meat and rinks on Sunday, I was not up to the task of running at 6 AM Monday morning. Quite honestly, I needed a serious detox.
Up until a couple hours ago, I still felt like crap. But I am ready an excited for tomorrow morning. I am investigated a little bit about what foods I should eat before my run and hope that I don't get depressed while I run. That seems to be my greatest obstacle lately. My head starts to tell me that I shouldn't be running or I begin to question whether I really want to do the marathon. Seeing as for 20 hours, I really want to run this thing, I have to get my head in shape for the morning run. Call it brain training, if you will.
I'm a little bummed that "King's Highway" did not hit shelves today like it was supposed to. A fuck up at the manufacturer has delayed its release until July 1. However, I am assured that the DVD"s are shipping from the factory on Friday and will be in the hands of sellers in time for the new release date. I have been working on the King's Highway website every other day. Not sure what else I am going to put on it. I will have to check other film websites to see what they include. Last week was so surreal, seeing the movie listed for sale on Amazon and for rent on Netflix. That the movie's release coincides with me finally getting representation is like some kind of harmonic convergence.
What? I didn't tell you about that? Sorry. I signed paperwork yesterday that makes me a client of a management company in Beverly Hills. The two women running it fell in love with one of my old scripts, "Ritual" (aka "The Hunted") and also have taken a liking to "Blood Brothers." I am really beyond words at how great they have been and at how enthusiastic they are about my story ideas. For the first time since "Deceit" was completed, I feel a little validation as a writer. And for the first time, I feel legitimate. I have a good feeling bout the management team.
This week is the last week of school. Where the hell did the year go. Jake is going o be in 1st grade! And Sophie will be in 4th. My 4th grade teacher was one of the best I had in my childhood. His name was Mr. Householder. He really encouraged me to write, even if they were gory murder mysteries involving all of my classmates. After 4th grade, I moved into the ASP program. It wasn't necessarily better, just separate. Thank God Matt and Steve were my classmates.
I'm going to wrap things up for the night. I need to get sleep. That's one of my keys to staying healthy and mentally fit. Plenty of sleep.