I'm doing more reading for the screenplay I plan to write while I'm at sea.  It's fitting because the story is based on a real-life event, the sinking of a neutral ship during WWII that caused a strange odyssey for 7 of the survivors, Canadian women, unknown to each other before that time. The book about these "Captive Tourists" (her title) is by a friend of mine, based on exhaustive and serendipitous research. 

And of course I'm re-reading "Story" by Robert McKee, arguably the best film teacher there is, certainly the best-known. 

And I'm walking every day, inside, in the corridors of my apartment building: no snow, no wind, and heat! 

All this is in preparation for the TRIP.  

What am I going to do next year?