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Update: What's Happening Today
I think I've mentioned that a web based television station has asked me if I'd be willing to consider doing a show on disability issues. This isn't a political show, it's kind of like this blog come to life. Thoughts, ideas, information. I was taken aback at the interest, sent them links to see me on line - wanted them to know exactly what I looked like before they spent money sending cameras and all the rest to shoot the pilots.
Today the television crew comes in to our home and we begin filming the three short pilots (of about five minutes) that will be used to see if the station can get some sponsors for the show. The process of getting to this point has been quite painless and exceedingly well organized. I've decided to apply my rule for writing to what's going on today. Long ago I got very depressed, and felt really rejected, when something I'd written and submitted to a magazine or journal wasn't published. Those cold letters thanking me for my interest while expressing their lack of interest were so lacking in explanation as to be torturous. The letters flowing through the mail slot in the door with the 'thanks but no thanks' surrounded me with a river of rejection. I knew I was going to quit trying to write - then I switched my attitude. My job was to WRITE the article. That was it. I was successful every time I put it in an envelope and sent it off. My job was done. The acceptance or rejection was out of my hands, our of my power - so let it go. At least I got something in front of them to read. That's what a writer does, Write and submit. Publishers and editors do other things.
So today. I'm just going to do the best I can. I'm going to enjoy the experience - after all how many times will I ever have this opportunity? I'm setting the goal of getting it done and getting it out into the world. That's all I can control, so, that's all I'm worried about doing. They arrive here at 9:00 and we'll be going from there.
This may be the birth of a whole new adventure or it may be a great story to tell around the table at the pub. Either way it goes, I'm cool.