Hello! My name is Debbie and I'm a playwright.
Sometimes it takes a lot to wrap my head around that idea. However, in the last 4 months I will have had a total of 3 of my pieces produced. That's not exactly turning me into David Mamet or anything, but if I'm looking at the glass half full, that's pretty darn good!
In a recent post, I said you shouldn't identify yourself by your occupation...BUT I do identify myself as a writer. I think about writing all the time. I can't get away from the ideas that pour into my head. I go to the grocery store, and it's a story; I go to the bank, and the teller treats me in a particular way, and it's a story; I break a drinking glass on the kitchen floor, shards of glass have flown everywhere, and yes, you guessed it--it's a story! Obviously, not all my thoughts are manifested into stories, plays or whatever, but you're getting the idea about how my brain works, right?
I have this great book by Adair Lara called You Know You're a Writer When... It's one of those small little books with lots of quotes and one-liners, but almost all of them ring true. Here's a sample:
"You know you're a writer when your office is any cafe with an outlet." (And free WiFi!)
"You know you're a writer when your heartbeat quickens whenever you enter a bookstore."
"You know you're a writer when you liked the book better than the movie." (Always!)
Now, onto some shameless self promotion:
I'm hoping to continue to be prolific in the upcoming months. This blog is helping to keep me accountable for my writing, and I'm loving meeting all my new blogger friends and hearing about their creative journeys. More about that in my next post!