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Got back from LA yesterday evening.

I had a great visit out there... well, aside from losing the Emmy (I am now 0-4 all time), but it IS an honor just to nominated, yadda yadda yadda. Some amazing meetings followed, with some amazing people, most of which I can't tell you about... yet. But maybe one day.

And it's always nice to be back in Santa Fe, with Parris, the cats, and the minions. And to escape the LA heat as well.

But the amount of crap that has piled up in my absence is daunting. There's just too damn much. Even with three assistants, I am falling further and further behind, and more and more stuff keeps getting dumped on my plate. Somehow just walking back into my office after a trip sends my stress level ratcheting up to ten. Or maybe to a hundred, depending on your scale.


There is no help for it, I suppose. Price of success, and all that. And I know, lots and lots of folks would love to have my problems. No one needs to tell me that.

Even so...

(Today's football games did not much help my mood either. Life is meaningingless and full of pain...)


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Oct. 1st, 2012 05:53 am (UTC)
You can do it!! Maybe hire a personal assistant? I am sure many would do the job for free. :D
Oct. 1st, 2012 06:21 am (UTC)
Uh... I have three personal assistants.
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David Sleep
Oct. 1st, 2012 06:45 am (UTC)
I know the feeling
I know the feeling, except I have 3 assignments due next week for university and I have barely started. Good books keep finding me even when I am not looking for them.
Oct. 1st, 2012 06:46 am (UTC)
It does sound quite daunting. . . especially if three assistants are still not making the burden easy enough to bear. Yikes. Shall I bring forth my Magic Paperwork Vanishing Trick?
Oct. 1st, 2012 07:13 am (UTC)
Let me brush up my resume
Sounds like you need a fourth personal assistant, sir. After all, what would the Fantastic Four be without one? They'd be the Fantastic Three, and that's a complete alliterative fail. I'll refrain from revealing my NFL allegiances until after I've convinced you of how indispensable I am.

But, as for your stress, I suppose it really ain't easy being so awesome. Hope you find some calm in the storm at some point.

Congrats on the Emmy nod! But, if they pull this again next year, I say you make like Westeros and storm the stage. Take what's yours in fire and blood and stuff.
Oct. 1st, 2012 07:18 am (UTC)
Oh, please, don't say, that "life is meaningless and full of pain"!
I am writing this on behalf of a group of your fans from Moscow who are constantly praying for your health and wellbeing.
For a couple of months already your statuses have been: tired, sad, disappointed and stresed... Telling you not to overwork yourself, to say "no" to new projects - that is meaningless.
You ARE great! Of course being great is hard but you'll manage. You always did.
I know my words can't make it easier and my friends and I can't help you (if we can - just tell us!), but please be strong and stay cheerful...
Oct. 1st, 2012 07:47 am (UTC)
One E-Mail at a Time
Fame and fortune has its price. I'm confident you'll get passed it.

Just don't go crazy and completely stop bathing and trimming your fingernails.

Or stay in your house and continue to watch Ice Station Zebra over a hundred times. That's when you know the fame and fortune is too much for you.
Oct. 1st, 2012 08:09 am (UTC)
We didn't see the games, but we saw the Jets score and right away my husband said we'd be seeing "life is meaningless and full of pain" So sorry...

At least being home after a long time away you should be able to get some kind of rest without thinking about where you have to be at every moment. Try to find a few minutes a day for some "you" time. You deserve it.
Oct. 1st, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
Emmy- Schmemmy
I agree, life is painful and finding meaning can be difficult particularly when one is stressed out and jet-lagged. Hope you find some peace at home with your loved ones. Be kind to yourself.
Jon Shaw
Oct. 1st, 2012 08:33 am (UTC)
Keep calm and feel the love
I cant begin to understand the level of stress you have, but I'm sure I speak for a lot of people(and you may already know this)We all love the work you're doing and what you are going through to deliver your visions to us.

Stay strong George no matter how tough it gets we the fans love you and are behind you 100%.

Jon, UK
Oct. 1st, 2012 08:57 am (UTC)
George you just need to make a clone of yourself and that would take care of much stress ;)
Aleksandra Lakatos
Oct. 1st, 2012 10:19 am (UTC)
If you need another assistant, I for one would be more than happy to oblige! Three is the magic number but in your case you probably need seven :)
Jose Sarmento
Oct. 1st, 2012 10:20 am (UTC)
Work that requires inspiration is not well suited to multi-tasking. So I imagine the more stuff piles up, the more it clouds your mind with worry, and the less writing you get done per day.

The only advice I can give towards "clearing your mind to single focus" is to think of all tasks/problems/pending matters in terms of "what's the worst that can happen if I don't get this done?". Maybe most of it will seem less heavy when put in perspective... after all, it's "only work", and at your level, I don't suppose you need to worry about getting fired, or not being able to provide financially for your household, etc.

Finally, I would also remind you of what you wrote in Game of Thrones... most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it. It could be that you need to come to grips with canceling some of your ongoing stuff, cut off a finger or two, to save the hand...

Good luck!
Oct. 1st, 2012 11:20 am (UTC)
The only way through a pile on your desk is one sheet at a time. The worst point is when you start. What always pisses me off is when a new pile is dropped on top of my almost finished pile. Hope the stress abates soon.

Oct. 1st, 2012 11:29 am (UTC)
I really need your thoughts on yesterday's travesty, George. A friend had tickets and we (both Jets fans) sat there with our mouths open until we just couldn't take anymore. I understand your receiver is out injured, but he shouldn't be the only guy on the team who can catch the ball. Of course, if you're just passing it into the turf six yards in front of you every time it leaves your fingertips, that's a problem, too. I can't even talk about the blocked punt.
Oct. 2nd, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
Jets need to resign Plaxico Burress.
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Andy Pope
Oct. 1st, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
Keep calm, make a cup of tea and carry on. Don't think about climbing the mountain in one go, take one step at a time.
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