Once again, not an age-related thing. I’m okay taking my time with that.
It’s this damn full-length-play-writing workshop. The full draft is due on Monday and I’m not happy where I am so I’m trying to speed-rewrite the whole stupid thing in two days.
As of 8am today, I was on page 4. I’d like to get to 50 pages (at least) to feel like I’ve got something substantive.
11:42am: page 6
1:05pm: page 10
This is gonna be tough. Go for a run, think about what Becky and Rick are going to talk about after she spots the body.
3:02pm: page 15
Okay, run helped solidify a few things, helped to get out there and jog the old noggin. Weather so much better than yesterday. Now go out and see some old friends, maybe meet an African cat and a south-Texan dog. Try to do a couple more pages in the evening.
7:26pm: page 17
Friends good. Now off to see a play. Can’t believe Teresa had 13 dogs living with her at one point. That is some Crazy. Can you use that in the play? The scene with CC and Tricky is coming up next; that’ll be a tough one to sustain. Don’t forget to keep it funny!
11:08pm: page 21
Had hoped to get to 25 by end of day, but this is close. Still have crucial, difficult scenes ahead. See if you can get to 25 by noon or so Sunday. Can still do it…
11:59pm: page 25
Phew. Take a breather, read it all over, see how it’s going…
2:13pm: page 30
Time for tacos. Think about how Rebecca, Becky and CC are going to interrupt, k?
5:19pm: page 36
This is hard. Go see a movie or something, have a beer, get to 40 or so by bedtime, then see if you can get anything else done tomorrow midday or afternoon. Need a solid ending too; take notes!
9:59pm: page 40
Really racing through this stuff now. The big scene with CC, Becky and Rebecca is going faster than I expected. Grabbing a glass of wine and an ice cream bar and gonna see how much more of this bad boy I can power through in the next hour or so. Won’t have much time tomorrow.
11:32pm: page 44
That’s it. Best I could do. Will see if I can add anything else tomorrow and then send to Caridad. Then in the evening our softball team has a game against these kids. Kind of nervous and excited about that one! (will ask them to never play a song by Bush again) Hopefully can fit in a bit more polishing after that…
10:13pm: page 45
Another hour or so in me. Let’s see what you can do. Then hit send.
11:43pm: page 50
Kinda. More like page 49.3. Not bad. But it’s really not about the page count, is it? Duh. I think there’s a lot of good stuff in there, and the characters have potential. Will see what she says and take it from there. Maybe I can use some of it. Never would have gone through all this without the class. And send…