Playwriting

The Hands of Time Snicker at Me Behind their Fingers

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 SIX

Writing: Beauty and the Bee, moving from hand written notes to the computer. Yeek. It’s official like.

Thoughts: Some days the hands of the clock (if I actually had a clock with actual hands) tick their way so slowly round as I try to get something, anything on paper. Some days those metaphorical hands fly around, laughing maniacally all the way as I write like a mad man to beat the clock. It’s almost six o’clock. Where did the day go? What happened? What bus? Whose mother?

Today was dive into the pool day, as I started transferring my notes into a brand new file in the Lindsay 2008-2009 directory. Granted, the start was a little slow so maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at the snickering hands of time. I was always slow at getting into the pool, inching my way bit by bit into the water. A little facebook here, a little ONTD there. Stop snickering!

It’s an interesting process as I see how much material is really there, does it actually fit together the way I imagined it would, what’s missing, what takes up too much space. I’m re-writing as I’m typing, which can be a bit circular. I realised the Has-Bees weren’t going to make an appearance till page ten, which is too late. Wrote another breakfast scene on the fly and crafted together the opening which will be a sound montage of sorts with conversation intertwined with ‘Flight of the Bumblebee.’

I also spent a half an hour researching the difference between soluble and insoluble fibre. The things I do for one line of dialogue….

It’s going to be another full day tomorrow, (second verse same as the first) more typing, more learning, more listening to the dialogue in my head. Not to be confused with the voices in my head. Although sometimes they do collide. Ooh, there’s a good blog subject.

Submission: Full length Appliance to Square Mama productions.

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Lindsay Price

2 Comments

  • I really enjoyed this blog. It reminds me of my writing process. But with out the writing. I have all these ideas and characters and plot conflicts in my head but controling my untreated (and undiagnosed) ADD and ADHD long enough to write anything (without pacing or singing or ranting or day dreaming) is a bit of an obstacle. And my tactics aren’t that clever.
    But i did recently crank out a one-act about a not so symbolic bench.
    Though i have written several monologues.