This week nearly killed me, and it’s all The Doctor’s fault.
A computer virus attacking my borrowed PC didn’t help (I’m currently on my housemate’s Mac).
I got, literally, about 15 hours sleep TOTAL this week, due to all the writing I had to get done for Tor.
Sunday, I spoke with PAUL CORNELL, which was awesome. He’s a great guy with really insightful things to say about genre stuff. However, it was shortly after that that my computer went completely haywire. So, I transcribed the interview – a LONG one, which took two days to do – and emailed it to myself. Of course, this meant that I had to use another computer to actually format and post it. My housemate’s Mac doesn’t have MSWord, which I need to preserve certain formatting when uploading it to Tor. So, I had to go in to my office early to both work on formatting and transcribing that interview, but also writing my first post for Doctor Who week – a review of the book, Chicks Dig Time Lords. So, I was up late dealing with computer issues and transcribing, then had to wake up early to get to the office early to get work done before my day job started at 10. That was pretty much my entire week, made even more difficult when the computer virus made it so that I can’t even open programs anymore, so I had to go to a nearby friend’s place and borrow a flash drive to take my important documents off so I could keep posting to Tor on time. The week was made more difficult still, because I was trying to cover some of the Doctor Who events going on in NYC, so my days looked like: wake up early to write at office after having stayed up late to write the night before – day job – Doctor Who event – get home after 10PM to do more writing – get up early and do it all again. By Friday, I was a WRECK, and got to work an HOUR AND A HALF late because I’d overslept. My BOSS’ PHONE CALL WOKE ME UP. *sighs* There’s really no excuse you can give for being an hour and a half late. Thankfully, my boss didn’t give me a huge hard time. However, that almost made it worse, because I was expecting to get reamed out, and wasn’t. So I was walking around tense all day waiting for something to happen that never did. What made it worse is that my boss and I had plans to see a Broadway show that evening (Million Dollar Quartet, which is great!), and she even bought me dinner! I don’t know if she just wasn’t that upset about it, or if she was and knew that it would be more of a punishment to let me stew in it all day…
But anyway, that was my week this week. I didn’t have time to do much of anything other than go to work, go to Doctor Who stuff, then come home to write. Now, don’t get me wrong! Going to the Doctor Who stuff was cool. Getting a chance to interview STEVEN MOFFAT? Also very cool. Getting to see the premiere of Doctor Who on a big movie theater screen was amazing. I just wish I were awake enough to really enjoy it! 🙂 Still, it was my own doing. It was my bright idea, not Tor’s, to try and do a Doctor Who week at all. And therein lies my problem. I always have great ideas, but am apparently shit about knowing exactly how much of myself it will take to execute them. I always assume Sure! I can totally handle that! And then I realize, while I’m in the middle of it, that I can’t. This is something I need to work on. I need to figure out how to plan better. Otherwise, my own ideas are going to kill me.
So, all of this is to say that there’s a lot of writing of mine from this week that you should check out! Sadly, I didn’t even have time to READ the comics I bought this week, let alone write my weekly Comics Round-Up for PinkRaygun.com, but I will be back to that this Thursday, don’t you worry!
DOCTOR WHO WEEK:
Something else I did this past week was record my first segment for a podcast! That’s right, yours truly will now be a semi-regular fixture on Ian Cullen’s SciFiPulse podcast! My segment is called A Jusino Sci-Fi Odyssey, a name almost as epic as I am! If you’d like to listen to my PODCAST DEBUT, it goes up live TODAY at 5PM ET! You can check it out HERE. Once it airs, you’ll also be able to listen to it later. My segment, in which we discuss Doctor Who as well as the Brian Wood/Becky Cloonan comic, Demo, is sandwiched in between the main comic interview this week, and a segment called “Wayne’s Comics”, which is, um, self explanatory. I will be the burst of geeky estrogen in an otherwise testosterone-addled broadcast. 😉 Hope you enjoy!
And now, I’m off to meet one of my best friends’ new baby for the first time and have brunch with some of my favorite people! Not a bad way to spend a sunny Sunday! 🙂 Have a great day everyone!