In case you were wondering…
…or even if you weren’t, I figured it was time for an update.
1. Where is my book?
As you may recall, my dear buddy Zelle is designing the cover for me. Her life is very hectic at the moment and the setup in Photoshop is intricate and rather tedious, so it’s been slow going. And then, a storm happened. While she was working on it. Power surge. Poof. Hours of work, gone. Yes, she does have a surge protector. Unfortunately, it’s at her house, and she was at her mother’s house at the time.
Poor Zelle. I think she woke the surrounding neighborhoods with her expletives.
So we’ve had a little setback there. But it will be done soon. Once I have the final cover, then it’s back in my hands and I can begin the publishing process. I have decided that the writing is done. No more tweaking.
2. What happened to my Spanking Court clips?
Let’s recap. Beginning of May, I shot two courtroom scenes and two spanking scenes. Then in June, I continued the saga, shooting another courtroom scene and an extended spanking scene. However, nothing has been released yet.
Apparently, there was a SNAFU. Don’t know the details, but one of my spanking scenes from the May shoot exists only in my memory now. It went the way of Zelle’s cover file — poof! And of course, it’s the second scene… the really intense one. The one where I pulled out all the stops and treated The Villain and Dana to the full Erica Attitude.
(sigh) I know this kind of thing happens. Don’t forget, back in the Spanking Epics days, the entire cast of the Keith Jones trilogy had to go back East once again to redub all the outdoor dialogue, because of a sound problem.
So, this Saturday, instead of shooting new footage, we are reshooting that scene. Then the continuity will be unbroken, and they can start putting my clips on the site. Cali felt bad and thanked me for being so flexible. (I should keep that email forever; it’s a rare occasion when anyone uses the word “flexible” about me!)
Fortunately, thanks to this blog and my elephantine memory, I think the scene can be easily recreated. I remember all the details — I was rude to Dana because she called me ma’am (important detail, since that is referred to later). I screwed up the count repeatedly, on purpose. I goaded V so relentlessly, he switched from leather to wood at stroke #50.
Their August shoot will be in Tampa, because they’re taking the entire Spanking Court show to the Tampa Tanners party. So, sometime in September, we will pick up again and I’ll continue with new footage. I look forward to that. Since I made V lose his temper in the last scene we shot, there should be some interesting repercussions. 🙂
Last night, I remarked to Zelle that perhaps I was a jinx — I mean, two projects with which I’m connected met with unfortunate circumstances! She said that was probably true, since New Guy has to redo his work with me week after week. Smartass…