top of page
Search
  • Writer's pictureClarke Wallace

PITCH IT

We have to be ready to pitch whatever. An idea. The suggestion usually comes when you least expect it. I have lots of ideas, none that comes to mind when I need it most. Although something’s been sloshing around in my brain waiting for me to grasp that it’s there.


Does that make sense? Maybe not.


I’m working on a screenplay. It comes with countless editing. It’s ready. Someone calls saying they’re interested in what I’ve been working on.


You can only hope they’ll ask you to email it.


Instead you hear, “Tell me what it’s about, Clarke. Now. Over the phone. Just the highlights. To save us time.”


It’s a scenario I admit happens to me very seldom. Yet there’s always the nagging thought it will hit me between the eyes when I least expect it.


Be prepared. Which shouldn’t make me smile, but it does. It brings back a song from my youth, sung off-key, that begins like this:


‘Be prepared, that’s a boy scout’s marching song,

be prepared as through life you march along.

Don’t solicit for your sister, that’s not nice,

unless you get a good percentage of the price…’


Author’s comment: Silly, yes. But being prepared for the unexpected is something facing us all. When we think we’ve got it under control, that’s when we know what hits the fan.


10 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

LISTENING TO WHALES

Whales talk in their own language. Really. This came from Nature Communications. Their study shows how sperm whales talk to each other in their own way. Mind, they have the largest brains of any anima

MOTHER'S DAY-BLESS HER

My mother, Louise (Lockhart) Wallace, who has been dead these many years,. She was really something. Born in the upscale Rosedale area of Toronto, she didn’t let anything get in her way. That was my m

WHAT A MESS!

I had a desk in my small home office which sucked up whatever I put on it. Until I couldn’t find anything I wanted in the mess I’d created. I talk myself into thinking the solution was a larger desk.

Comments


bottom of page