||Fortunately our girls are moderately cute and say "please" and "thank you" if reminded several dozen times, so driving them around for endless hours each day can be enjoyable. And somehow between delivering kids to schools, dance classes, gymnastics, swim lessons, Girl Scouts and all the rest I've managed to sell a couple of TV movies and have actually gotten three of them made. I still get down to meetings in Hollywood and experience all those standard writer's perks like witnessing actors, directors or producers mangle and destroy your storylines and dialogue yet the job remains great fun. Of course with TV movies there's one basic truth: It doesn't matter how good or bad the film is or if the audience is cheering or throwing expensive household appliances at the television screen in disgust. If your TV movie gets on the air, the bottom line is this "your residual check's in the mail". And those checks sure come in handy paying for all that gas for my chauffeur's gig back home.