Turns out I finished as a 4th Runner-Up in TVwriter.com's People Pilot's Competition. So, I'm wondering if the six people before me can't fulfill their duties, does that make me Ms People's Pilot Spring 2007? Shouldn't I get a consolation prize, like a box of Rice-a-roni?
I'm still blogging about American Idol for TV Squad, but have this week off because my son had his tonsils removed on Monday. This week I'm in full-blown "MOM MODE" catering to the boy's every need as his scarred throat repairs itself. He told me the other night, "You're the best mommy in the whole wide world." Awesome.
I'm heading to L.A. in July to take part in Ken Levine's "Sitcom Room." Ken has written for many sitcoms (Frasier, MASH, Wings, The Simpsons) and he's a blogger too. How cool is that? I can't wait to spend two days in the same room with him, soaking up his knowledge.
At the end of the month, I'm going to be shooting a short video for the YMCA's Foster Care Program for my sister-in-law. It will only be a one or two day shoot, and there's no money in it, but it's for a good cause. And this is how I like to donate my time and money.
By the way, while we're talking about "good causes" -- I'm still wondering how much money FOX raised for themselves during last week's Idol Gives Back. Having started my working life with the United Way, I still can't believe that a corporate sponsor made money on a fundraising event. But, apparently, I'm the only person who is appalled by this.
I'm also working on a TV series about a reality show set in the future. I pitched the idea at a pitch event held by Larry Meistrich (the producer of Sling Blade) and he liked the idea. Now I have to finish the pilot, which is just about 1/3 of the way done. It's been tough finding time to write it because my allergies have been really bad this year (and I've been distracted by American Idol coverage and my son's surgery). Hopefully, next week I'll kick it into high gear and crank it out.