This is old news to most of my friends and family, but some of you might not have heard yet: I am currently taking a leave of absence from the university, because I’ve taken a position on the writing staff of a new television show, FRINGE, which debuts on Fox this Tuesday (8/7c). Please watch! (But don't expect to see my name in the credits anytime soon. My writing partner and I are very low on the totem pole.)
When we took the job back in May, I wondered if it would provide more inspiration for blogging. I can now say the answer is “yes.” I constantly have these fleeting out-of-body-ish moments where I see how something I’m doing – from helping shape a story to witnessing the internal politics of show biz – also offers a fantastic example of this-or-that economic concept.
So where are all the fresh blog posts? Well, sadly, most of those great stories are things I can’t talk about! Posting spoilers about upcoming episodes on the internet could get me in a heap of trouble. Or at least I assume it could, as no one has specifically told me what I can and can’t reveal to the outside world.
But there are at least some things I can speak freely about, and hopefully I’ll blog them soon. You know, when I have the time. But my time, I’ve found, has become a lot more scarce lately. I’m often reminded of a favorite scene from Ghostbusters, in which the just-fired academics consider starting their own business. Dan Aykroyd objects, “I’ve worked in the private sector. They expect results.”