No Mental Breakdown Yet

Okay, first up: show update. We had a rehearsal Saturday where I had a few scenes that we ran over several times to do some more focus on them. I know from my own experiences on stage, these kinds of rehearsals helped me out a lot when I was trying to get lines or timing….

After the Hurricane, We are Still Here

We lost a rehearsal this week due to the weather from Hurricane Irma, but we were able to get back to business on Tuesday and Thursday. We are one week away from being officially off book for rehearsals and some of the actors are getting nervous. They’ve made a lot of headway on their lines,…

The Television Tag

While roaming through the awesomeness that is WordPress, I came across a fun tag presented by A Geek Girl’s Guide. She tags the reader and I figured this would be fun. If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged. Let us know what you are watching. Favorite Shows Daredevil, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica,…

Remember to Breathe…

The show is now within one month of opening night. Wednesday was one of those moments where something that always seemed to be far in the distance suddenly became just around the corner. I’ve told myself to focus and keep breathing several times this week. Rehearsal Tuesday night went okay, even though I had only…

You Have the Right to Remain Dead

So, what’s going on? Well, I’m doing a show. I’m directing You Have the Right to Remain Dead. The play is a comedy murder mystery with audience participation written by Pat Cook. We have been in rehearsal for about two and a half weeks already and things are going well. We have had our share…

I Have a Confession to Make

Okay, so I have a confession to make. I’ve faltered a bit. I was off to a great start and was hitting it hard. My efforts were commendable and I had a great outlook on things, but I hit a wall and I stalled. About this time last year, I was writing like no one’s…

Of the Fates that Await Me (updated)

Of the fates that await me I can stomach all but one To stare at a mirrored visage And find that I recognize no one That I am no longer myself With no idea where I am How did I come to be in this place? And what’s worse, knowing all that, and simply not…

Finally Found Direction

Last week I made a bit of a break through.  I had been stuck in the rewrite of my book and I finally made some progress.  One part of my hang up was that a major storyline that I had in place before was being dropped and restructuring the plot was a challenge.  In doing…

I’ve Hit a Wall and I’m Outta Gas

I seem to be in a bit of a rut. I’d love to be able to say that I’ve taken off in a whirlwind of writing craziness, but…I haven’t. Part of the problem is life is busy at the moment. May doesn’t look to let up at all, so my schedule shall continue. Another issue…

My Brain Has Stalled / Last of the Weavers

I have hit a bit of a wall. I’ve started the rewrite of my book and the first chapter came put pretty good. Chapter two, though?  My brain has stalled.  I’ve hit about 650 or so words and just kinda…nothing.  I know what needs to happen it’s just I don’t see it in my head…

Back at it Again

Yesterday I finally broke through my rut and got my rewrite started. It is a challenge in taking the notes from what I’ve received from my beta readers and applying the updates while still keeping the stuff that worked.  The story line has been updated.  Characters have been redone to be more important or developed. …

I Forgot About National Poetry Month

I was rolling through Twitter this morning, putting up my latest #authorconfession, when I saw that April was National Poetry Month. This thought, like so many others, had at once point been put into my brain and then subsequently forgotten.   At present, I am working through a general writing funk to begin a rewrite…