Thurs. Jan. 24, 2019: More Writing Opportunities

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Waning Moon
Rainy and milder

The fluctuating temperatures are rough on my body. I dress in layers, so I can adjust. But zooming back and forth between the 50s and the 20s every few hours is taking a toll.

Have had some steadily good writing sessions in the past few days, and I intend to keep that up, even though I have company coming in for the weekend.

Got another acceptance for a radio play last night, for one of my comic noir mysteries, by a company in the Midwest. They’ve also asked for more scripts. So that makes me happy.

I love writing for radio. It’s my favorite format.

Still sick; can’t seem to shake this. It’s been hanging on for most of January, and it’s slowing me down.

Working with my editor and publisher to recalibrate the release schedule for this year, because it’s more important for the books to be good than just spit them out. And, because of the problems the WH is causing with international trade deals, we’re having problems with the print editions. But it will all sort out. Patience, communication, and showing up to do the work will get it done.

I’ve been researching both Canaletto and the Algonquin Round Table for plays, and working on the monologues for WOMEN WITH AN EDGE RESIST. So I’m juggling a lot. I have four plays to write this year, along with three-four novels for the end of this year into next year, and a couple of radio scripts. Plus adaptations. Plus getting some of my film and television scripts into contests.

So it’s a lot. It’s the good kind of busy, but it’s busy. At the same time, I have to keep up constantly pitching to clients and for article assignments. No wonder my brain is tired. I will have to build in some vacation time this year where I do absolutely NOTHING. Or my brain will break.

In the meantime, we have lousy weather, and I’m trying to get everything done before the worst of it. I will be alternating this afternoon between writing, reading, and cleaning the house in advance of company.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful, creative time.

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“The Effie Effect” — Great Experience at Tilden Arts Center

Just got home from the reading of my new play, the comic noir mystery, “The Effie Effect.” I was pleased.

I still wish I’d been a part of rehearsal — I could have cleaned up a few things prior to the public performance that would have clarified a few things and made it easier for the actors. But, overall, I was pleased with actors and direction.

I heard a few things I want to change, and the audience feedback supported the gut instincts I had on a few things, so that all worked.

The audience was enthusiastic — and some friends from the National Marine Life Center turned out to support me, which was awesome, thank you sooo much!

I got a chance to have a nice chat with the director and the cast, and chatted with the reporter covering the evening for the campus paper.

I have some ideas on how to make it better, and I think I may expand it by about eight or twelve pages to clean up a few things, change a line that I left in (and the actor played brilliantly) knowing it couldn’t stay in the final version but I wanted to hear it (because it suggests necrophilia, which distracts from the plot), etc.

A good night all the way around. A huge “thank you” to the director, the cast, and the Tilden Arts Center.

The tarot card for the day was correct — the 10 of Cups.

But then, the tarot never lies.

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