Take a Moment and go Back to the Drawing Board

After doing a little bit of prep work I can say with great confidence I may have jumped the gun a little. It’s nothing horrendous, but I could have saved myself a good bit of trouble and rewrites. Ok, so here’s the deal: I’ve been working on some semblance of my story for a year…

Getting a Leg Up from Somewhere Unexpected

Unbeknownst to anyone else, I have been doing a general search for a new computer. The latest laptop I have is one I got back when I was in college. So, with my availability at work still being smaller than I’d like (that’s still where I do most of my writing. Isn’t that bad?) I…

November has not gone to plan. At. All.

It’s safe to say that this November has not gone at all like I had planned. I’ve had not one, but two work trips that have come up, with a possible third one before the month is out. I’ve had a work load that has kept me busy while I’m in the office unlike what…

Soooo…okay

So…I have a confession. Going into November I was geared up for NaNoWriMo and had everything set. Well, I hit a bit of a speedbump. I had a business trip come up on November 1st and 2nd, and then other life related things come up over the weekend. Confession: I haven’t started yet. I know,…

NaNoWriMo Eve

NaNoWriMo is here! Well, almost. National Novel Writing Month starts tomorrow, and those of us who are brave (or dumb) enough to tackle on the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days will descend into the biggest writing spring I know of. I’d like to think I’m ready. Ok, let’s do the check…

Thoughts on NaNoWriMo 2017

We are less than a week away from National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. If you are thinking of throwing your hat in the ring for the first time this year, or maybe you are prepping to tackle a new year of the writing challenge, I thought I would offer some pointers to make…

The Last Days of Preptober

Okay, I’ll admit it. I was a bit lazy this weekend. It was nice to have some time at the house and not have to strike out and go do something. I’m still chasing after my goal of posting at least twice a week, so I may do an extra post this week to make…

The Final Curtain Falls

The final weekend of the show went quickly. Our second weekend went through a Thursday, Friday, Saturday night run and then closed with a Sunday matinee. My cast surprised me Thursday night. Usually, on the final performance, the cast and crew give the director some kind of show gift that is a signed show poster…

The Curtain Goes Up!

  The night had finally come! It was time to open the show.   All in all, I think the cast did a good job. They hit a spot or two with lines, but the audience enjoyed it. We usually have all patrons on opening night and this is typically an older crowd. They laughed,…

The Last Push to Opening Night

We are closing in on the opening of You Have the Right to Remain Dead with only two rehearsals left. Wednesday night was our open dress rehearsal. For this rehearsal we will open select friends, community groups, and board members to come in and see the show. This is helpful in giving the cast a…

Preparing Our Final Approach

There’s been a lot since I’ve given a show update last. Over the weekend, we had our tech rehearsal and first full dress rehearsal. Saturday was the tech rehearsal. We went through the show and skipped to the different light and sound cues we have in the show to make sure timing on these is…

Here’s Something About Me You May Not Know

I’ll have another post soon about how the show is going, but today I felt like getting some thoughts out there. I manage a couple of outlets on social media. I’ve got a Facebook profile, a Twitter account, a blog on WordPress, and a Tumblr account that I ignore and just push my blog to….