Writing Accountability - Day 24

Day 24, 09/01/08 - 60 minutes on "American Geniuses", revisions through to page seventy-five
Day 23, 08/31/08 - 60 minutes on "American Geniuses", minor revisions
DAY OFF, 08/30/08 - Writing called on account of Matt and Emilie's wedding
Day 22, 08/29/08 - 60 minutes on "American Geniuses", more red ink, twenty pages of minor revisions
Day 21, 08/28/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", more red ink
Day 20, 08/27/08 - 150 minutes on "American Geniuses", lots and lots of red ink
Day 19, 08/26/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote eight new pages, finished draft on page 118. Now comes fine-tuning!
Day 18, 08/25/08 - 30 minutes of pure hell
Day 17, 08/24/08 - 120 minutes "American Geniuses", wrote one page, deleted it, worked on outline, tried to solve the "too much dialog problem"
Day 14b, 08/20/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote three new pages

Writing Accountability - Day 22

DAY OFF, 08/30/08 - Writing called on account of Matt and Emilie's wedding
Day 22, 08/29/08 - 60 minutes on "American Geniuses", more red ink, twenty pages of minor revisions
Day 21, 08/28/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", more red ink
Day 20, 08/27/08 - 150 minutes on "American Geniuses", lots and lots of red ink
Day 19, 08/26/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote eight new pages, finished draft on page 118. Now comes fine-tuning!
Day 18, 08/25/08 - 30 minutes of pure hell
Day 17, 08/24/08 - 120 minutes "American Geniuses", wrote one page, deleted it, worked on outline, tried to solve the "too much dialog problem"
Day 14b, 08/20/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote three new pages

Writing Accountability - Day 21

Day 21, 08/28/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", more red ink
Day 20, 08/27/08 - 150 minutes on "American Geniuses", lots and lots of red ink
Day 19, 08/26/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote eight new pages, finished draft on page 118. Now comes fine-tuning!
Day 18, 08/25/08 - 30 minutes of pure hell
Day 17, 08/24/08 - 120 minutes "American Geniuses", wrote one page, deleted it, worked on outline, tried to solve the "too much dialog problem"
Day 14b, 08/20/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote three new pages

Writing Accountability - Day 20

Day 20, 08/27/08 - 150 minutes on "American Geniuses", lots and lots of red ink
Day 19, 08/26/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote eight new pages, finished draft on page 118. Now comes fine-tuning!
Day 18, 08/25/08 - 30 minutes of pure hell
Day 17, 08/24/08 - 120 minutes "American Geniuses", wrote one page, deleted it, worked on outline, tried to solve the "too much dialog problem"
Day 14b, 08/20/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote three new pages

Writing Accountability - Day 19

Day 19, 08/26/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote eight new pages, finished draft on page 118. Now comes fine-tuning!
Day 18, 08/25/08 - 30 minutes of pure hell
Day 17, 08/24/08 - 120 minutes "American Geniuses", wrote one page, deleted it, worked on outline, tried to solve the "too much dialog problem"
Day 14b, 08/20/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote three new pages

Writing Accountability - Day 17

Day 17, 08/24/08 - 120 minutes "American Geniuses", wrote one page, deleted it, worked on outline, tried to solve the "too much dialog problem"
Day 14b, 08/20/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote three new pages

Recipe - Nettle Lasagna

Nettles are edible.  Who knew? You'll need a lot of them for this recipe – they will cook down more than you expect.

Ben & Norita's Nettle Lasagna

This recipe is best when baked in cast iron.

Ingredients

A big bag of foraged nettles, stems removed (use gloves and scissors!)
Lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups milk or half & half
A big white onion
1 cup white wine
4 TB butter
Mozzarella cheese, lots
Feta cheese, lots
Kalamata olives, pitted
2 heads of garlic
1 lb mushrooms
A zucchini
Fresh thyme
Fresh marjoram
Freshly ground black pepper
Olive Oil
2 fresh tomatoes
Several TB flour

PREP
1) roast the garlic heads in olive oil at 350°F
2) boil water and cook the noodles, rinse under cold water and set aside
3) boil water and cook the nettles until they won't tear your mouth up, 5-10 minutes (you can drink their cooking water like tea)
4) finely chop the onion
5) slice the mushrooms
6) chop the tomato and zuchinni

THE NETTLES
1) after boiling, saute with remaining onion in olive (or truffle) oil

THE MUSHROOMS
1) saute over medium high heat in remaining white wine, drain

THE SAUCE
1) melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed small pot over medium heat
2) add 1/2 of the onion to the butter, saute until soft
3) add flour a tablespoon at a time, until a thick paste is formed. cook but do not brown.
4) slowly add in a few tablespoons of milk, stirring to integrate
5) slowly add 1/2 cup dry white wine, stirring to integrate
6) add remaining milk, stirring constantly, reduce heat when it boils
7) add fresh herbs, salt to taste, and ground pepper

ASSEMBLE
1) layer with sauce, then noodles, cheeses, and other ingredients
2) squeeze out and spread roasted garlic on each layer too
3) top with final noodles, sauce, feta, and mozzarella

BAKE for 40 minutes in 375°F oven. Start covered, then remove cover for final 20 minutes to brown cheeses.

Writing Accountability - Day 15

My goal is to write for at least an hour a day, every day. I'll be posting here whenever I accomplish this. Please mock me mercilessly and publicly if I don't meet my goal at least six days a week.

Day 15, 08/21/08 - 60 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote twelve pages, new Act Three outline
Day 14b, 08/20/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote three new pages
Day 14, 08/20/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote thirteen pages, plus revisions throughout
Day 13, 08/19/08 - 50 minutes on "Nebraska", rewrote backstory fairy tale; 180 minutes on "Crossways", creative meeting
Day 12, 08/18/08 - 180 minutes on "Crossways", detailed notes on entire screenplay
Day 11, 08/17/08 - 50 minutes on "Nebraska", wrote backstory fairy tale, revised outline
Day 10, 08/16/08 - 60 minutes on "Nebraska", outlined 1st half of act two
OFF, 08/14-15/08 - On set
Day 09, 08/13/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote six pages, plus revisions... FOR SCIENCE!
Day 08, 08/12/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote five pages, plus multiple revisions throughout
Day 07, 08/11/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", reached page 52 on rewrite
Day 06, 08/10/08 - 180 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote ten new pages
Day 05, 08/09/08 - 70 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote four pages
Day 04, 08/08/08 - 60 minutes on "American Geniuses", researched key location
Day 03, 08/07/08 - 150 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote six new pages
Day 02, 08/06/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote five pages; 60 minutes on "Nebraska", wrote 2 new pages
Day 01, 08/05/08 - 90 Minutes on "Transfer Application", finished first draft

Writing Accountability, Day 14

My goal is to write for at least an hour a day, every day. I'll be posting here whenever I accomplish this. Please mock me mercilessly and publicly if I don't meet my goal at least six days a week.

Day 14, 08/20/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote thirteen pages, plus revisions throughout
Day 13, 08/19/08 - 50 minutes on "Nebraska", rewrote backstory fairy tale; 180 minutes on "Crossways", creative meeting
Day 12, 08/18/08 - 180 minutes on "Crossways", detailed notes on entire screenplay
Day 11, 08/17/08 - 50 minutes on "Nebraska", wrote backstory fairy tale, revised outline
Day 10, 08/16/08 - 60 minutes on "Nebraska", outlined 1st half of act two
OFF, 08/14-15/08 - On set
Day 09, 08/13/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote six pages, plus revisions... FOR SCIENCE!
Day 08, 08/12/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote five pages, plus multiple revisions throughout
Day 07, 08/11/08 - 120 minutes on "American Geniuses", reached page 52 on rewrite
Day 06, 08/10/08 - 180 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote ten new pages
Day 05, 08/09/08 - 70 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote four pages
Day 04, 08/08/08 - 60 minutes on "American Geniuses", researched key location
Day 03, 08/07/08 - 150 minutes on "American Geniuses", wrote six new pages
Day 02, 08/06/08 - 90 minutes on "American Geniuses", rewrote five pages; 60 minutes on "Nebraska", wrote 2 new pages
Day 01, 08/05/08 - 90 Minutes on "Transfer Application", finished first draft