It is March 28. Exactly one month before I must march to the Graduate Studies office at Emerson College and turn in my Master's Project.
I am petrified.
It isn't like I haven't been doing anything, but I definitely haven't been doing enough. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT I ONLY HAVE ONE MONTH TO FINISH THIS DOCUMENTARY. I think I am officially entering freak-out zone as I type this post.
Things I have done towards completion of the piece: purchased a widescreen monitor to maximize productivity / enhance my working space, was the lucky recipient of a full Apple keyboard (thank you Seth--this helps so much), cut the full length interviews into seven subjects/sections and placed in Pro Tools timeline (Courtship, Before, Cracks, Divorce, Post, Now, Siblings), edited the Courtship and Before sections into rough cuts (just need to do that five more times, sigh), paper edited four of the remaining five sections (haven't quite gotten up the courage to tackle the epic Divorce section yet), and, finally, sat in my chair with every intent to work about 9238749238747 times.
Things I have done that have kept me from completion of the piece: started work with a personal trainer and lowered my BMI by a few points, went through all my clothes and got rid of everything I don't wear or is now too big, impulsively purchased an iPod Touch, spent an entire day playing on said iPod Touch, visited Rachel in Burlington, Vermont, started a relationship with a sensational man, continued and strengthened a relationship with an even sensationaler Man, had long conversations face-to-face/on the phone/on Google Talk/through texts/on Facebook, started the search for a new roommate (started dreading the move of my current roommate), worked a full-time job (almost forgot about that!), nearly broke my ankle in a mildly embarrassing Zumba misstep, took on all sorts of projects that were decidedly not the one project I needed to be working on, and, finally, talked about how far behind I am on this project about 9238749238747 times. I'm pretty sure I did some other stuff in the past few weeks, too, but I am spending way too much of my now ludicrously precious, quickly diminishing time on this post.
My insanely industrious goal (that I really have to meet or I'll be totally and utterly screwed): Get a rough cut together by Monday, April 5. That is a week from tomorrow. I can do about two months worth of work in one week. Right?