Playwriting

The Grim Reaper Needs a Rubber Chicken

30 Days of Development: Lindsay is writing every day for thirty days, and submitting every day for thirty days, and blogging about it every day for thirty days. Whew! Can she do it? Stay posted….

DAY TWENTY-TWO

Writing: Very little. :) But I did type out my re-write of the first scene of the second act, and I did think about the characters in the Nano play I’m not writing.

Thoughts: The long drive home today. Driving home from a conference is always a thousand times more difficult than driving there; you’re drained, you’re tired, you really don’t feel like driving. Craig and I have perfected the home drive: two hours on, two hours off. No extensions, no excuses, no heroes. On the two hours off, you must sleep. Works like a charm, but also means there’s little time for thinking and writing. But then again, so what? Move on, write more tomorrow.

Here’s a little video of my writing time in St. Louis. I’m not sure what I think. Really, it’s just me writing. On paper it seemed like a good idea. Your world won’t change if you choose not to look at it. And I look REALLY grim when I write. I had no idea that’s what I looked like. Truly (which is just another word for really, who am I kidding) I look scary. Scary, grim, playwright. And you should see what I kept out. Goodness. Grim.

It may be hard to believe, but I am at my most happy when I’m in my writing zone. It’s fun, it’s fun being creative, I get so excited when I’m able to take an idea to the next step, and the next and the next. I love the accomplishment of writing, the beauty of it, the intensity, the thrill.

That look though. Hmmmm. Grim is not a good look.

Speaking of St. Louis, If you live in the area, or plan to be in the area in the middle of December there’s going to be a writing marathon! It’s hosted by Scott Ginsberg, also known as The Nametag Guy.

It’s No Excuses, Just Writing, All Day. No networking, no eating in the writing room, just writing. Sounds like a highly focused concentrated environment. Great, great idea. We can all use that from time to time. And a different location can be really useful. I find that just moving rooms in the house inspires me in a new direction…

Submission: Full script of Leaves of Grass requested by Halcyon Theatre. Nice to get a bite on a query so quickly.

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