• Dishes
  • Vacuum
  • Scoop litter
  • Make bed
  • Laundry
  • Repaint bedroom, or at least paint an accent wall – maybe a mural?
  • Install shelves
  • Chuck that IKEA-looking piece of shit and find a real dresser

  • Find something for wall over fireplace
  • Remove yucky moulding behind couch
  • Repaint window wall
  • Repaint wall over fireplace
  • Finish tiling bathroom
  • Replace vile, 1970s, pre-fab kitchen cabinets
  • And ugly tile backsplash
  • Tile kitchen floor
  • Buy flowerboxes for windows

Tout doux, tout doux, tout doucement*
Toujours, tout doux, tout doucement
Comme ça
La vie c’est épatant

CURRENT (soon to be former) PROJECT:

  • Review contract
  • Haggle for best possible deal
  • Scan innumerable releases & clearances into PDF format
  • Replace & remix music tracks
  • Redub final edit
  • Send to distributors

Tout doux, tout doux, tout doucement
Toujours, tout doux, tout doucement
Comme ça
La vie je la comprends


  • Pester writer for final rewrite
  • Call & book lead actor
  • Create shooting schedule
  • Budget for two different locations – compare cost
  • Find money
  • Find/hire creative team
  • Shoot and have film in the can before Sundance deadline
N’allez jamais trop vite
Vous aurez tout le temps
Attention à la dynamite
Prenez garde au volcan, à ces gens énervés
Qui ne savent pas aller


  • Apply for every reputable screenwriting competition under the sun
  • Find screenplay grant money
  • Find topic-specific foundational support
  • New Shooting Schedule
  • New Budget
  • Revise Business Plan and Offering Documents
  • Producer query follow-up, round #2
  • Schedule writer’s reading
  • Find Yiddish lyricist
  • Begin agent search
  • Burn more reels
  • Send more queries

Tout doux, tout doux, tout doucement
Toujours, tout doux, tout doucement
Comme ça
En flânant gentimen


  • Seriously look for barista / waitress job close to home
  • Prepare self mentally for very real possibility of having to call temp agency
  • Outline next screenplay that’s bubbling over in brain
  • Write short story for Gina
  • Finish next four half-begun TNB posts
  • Start writing more short fiction
  • Find outlets and be brave: SUBMIT

N’allez jamais trop vite
En aimant simplement
Pour avoir de la réussite
Soyez très très prudent
L’amour alors viendra
Se blottir dans vos bras


  • Find free events in order to keep social life active
  • Learn three new chords on the guitar and start learning to finger-pick
  • Lose last 12 lbs.
  • Overcome phobia of bicycling outdoors
  • Call Grandma
  • Be more patient with my mother
  • Forgive my father
  • And myself
  • Drink less
  • Love more
  • Be less afraid
  • Of everything

Tout doux, tout doux, tout doucement
Toujours, tout doux, tout doucement
Comme ça
En flânant gentiment
En souriant gentiment
En flânant gentiment

  • Close eyes

Tout doucement

  • Breathe.

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* Tout Doucement by Clausier/Mercadier
(click link to hear song)

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KIMBERLY M. WETHERELL Kimberly's many and varied lives have included actor, stage manager, opera and film director, producer, writer, and restaurateur. She only has three lives left and she's not going to waste a single one of them. The first Arts & Culture Editor for TNB and creator of the TNB Literary Experience, Kimberly has been published by Rizzoli in the book Brooklyn Bar Bites, CRAFT Magazine, The Mighty, and SMITH Magazine, among others. She co-founded the food and drink reading and storytelling series DISH at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City and she's working on multiple projects including her debut novel, several screenplays, and a documentary about female film editors. She thanks you for stopping by and sitting a spell.

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