Thursday, December 8, 2016
Sunny and cold
The new play is done, registered, and out the door. It’s called “Courting the Lioness” and its central character is Jeanne de Clisson, a pirate in 14th Century France. That went off to 365 Women in NYC this morning. Phew!
I’ve been fighting with that last scene, between Jeanne and Walter, for a couple of weeks, now, to get the balance of tension and conflict with the other elements I need in it.
It’s a one-act — runs just under an hour — but padding it to two hours would be just that — padding. I’ve presented what I wanted in an hour. So be it.
Now, the attention goes to JUST A DROP, and to the story that’s due at the end of the month.
Still trying to get the tree and house decorated, the baking and the cards done.
All I really want to do is curl up with a good book. I’m loving Vicki Delany’s Constable Molly Smith books.
Other than what’s deadlined this month, I’m not submitting anything else until after the new year. It’s not fair to stack stuff on editor and agent desks this close to the holiday. I’ll keep working on my revisions and polishes, et al, on projects outside of the two still due this month, but I’m going to hold them until after the new year.
Back to the page, the tree, the card, and the kitchen!