I’ll be honest. It’s a bit shocking. I took eight months off and retreated to Santa Fe, New Mexico where I relaxed, got some work done, wrote two screenplays, wrote a novel, detoxed and slowed way, way down. I’m like one of those gym rats who’ve jumped off the treadmill for a moment to adjust his ipod and now that I’m trying to lower myself back on in that goofy, Flintstones way, I’m realizing the belt is really, really fast.
But I’m rested and I’m invigorated and I’m healthy and I know what I want. I realize the job market is still kinda on the suckish side, but I’m going to see what I can do to get one a job in the following areas:
- Assistant to a Music Supervisor.
- Assistant to an Assistant to a Music Supervisor.
- Anything that involves working with and playing around with music in film and/or television including selecting, licensing, researching, sorting, beat matching, bloviating and completely baseless opining.
- Coffee guy.
Oh, and need I mention? Successful Screenwriter belongs on the list there somewhere. Probably at the top. Or at the bottom, below “Coffee guy.” What I DON’T want to do is retail. I loved working at Rocket and Amoeba for those years, but I’m done with that. Forever. And I also don’t really want to do freelance web design, but I’ll take it for now, since at least I get to work in my pajamas.