I don't really know why, but I watched Cavemen tonight. And guess what - it's a FOURTH show this season that depicts the poor, pathetic life of retail workers (this time, in an Ikea-type foreign furniture conglomerate). Weird.
So...the mailroom gig. I thought it was going to be really stressful, running around and getting yelled at and whatnot. Turns out it's pretty boring and slow. It's going to take me a while to memorize all the agents and their assistants and where they sit, but otherwise I already pretty much have the job under control. There is a lot of downtime but we are allowed to read some of the scripts so I plan to do plenty of that. I also get to leave at 6:30 which is sort of ridiculously early in this business. woo!
Did I mention I finished the rough draft of my pilot? I was on a roll on Saturday night (I have such an action social life...) and got the whole thing done. My main focus now is writing a new teaser, because the current one is a bit pointless and sets little up...but the I feel like the idea itself is a unique experience I want to include somewhere in the script...so I'm not really sure what to do about it yet. Maybe I'll have to go watch a few pilots of similar shows.
By the way...Brothers & Sisters has a lot of online behind-the-scenes stuff from writers and producers - check it out!