I will be writing every day for the month of November, which will conveniently and coincidentally will end with my 40th birthday on the 30th. Yeek. I did a similar project last year in September – it won’t be quite the same. There won’t be a submission quotient. I’ll write every day, and make note of what I write, but will only post on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, my regular Theatrefolk blog days.
In July I was convinced that I did not have a new idea for a Theatrefolk play. I was spent, I was dry, the way was not clear, the fog was not lifting, and while I was by no means hearing the fat lady sing, she may have cleared her throat a couple of times.
Yesterday I made a list of Things to Work on In the Month of November. (It’s important to capitalize and underline lists. Makes them ever so important and pressing)
- A new Middle School play called The Automatic A (rough notes started)
- A new short play called Letters (first draft written)
- Pre-first draft work on a new collection of ten minute plays (ideas are buzzing but nothings on the page yet)
- Pre-first draft work on a non verbal multi media play called Push Pull Fall Up (a seed grant proposal needs to be written by the end of the month)
- Thoughts on an adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. (I know I want it to involve mask)
That, my friends is a crap load of work. And that’s just the plays. I have a goal of five new resource articles, preparing upcoming newsletters, two playwriting in the classroom projects, a new workshop, and some things filed lovingly under Misc.
So, I don’t think I’m out of ideas. Yay for me. And I have no illusion or wish that ALL of this will get done. I’ll be celebrating my birthday with a brain full of mush if ALL of this is done at the end of November.
But it’s nice to look at the year ahead and see the fog lift.