Friday, November 30, 2012
Winding Down the Year
And suddenly it's December! Yowza...where did this year go? I've been so immersed in multiple projects that I turned around and realized I was looking down my nose at the holiday season. 2013 is just around the corner, and I'm already filling my plate for the new year. I am grateful!
And now it's time to write a play. I've received commissions 3 years in a row now to write plays dealing with a variety of social issues. The topics have included climate change, bullying and prescription drug abuse. Now I'm working on a play that deals with dating violence among teens. It has not been a pleasant subject to research, but it's a pervasive problem in our society and I'm doing my best to write a relevant and provocative piece.
This holiday month will find me hunkered down in my favorite coffee spot, hovering over my laptop and attempting to put words on paper for a first draft. Ideas are surging; I just need to get out of my own way and WRITE!
Midway through the month, I will find the time to ring in some holiday cheer as I host my 2nd annual holiday party with a glorious group of amazing friends. But then I'm immediately back to filling up the blank pages. Not an easy feat, but an occupational hazard nevertheless. I'm actually looking forward to the process. I've been so busy teaching and directing this fall, this is the first time in a few months that I have the opportunity to work on my own playwrighting project. It always starts off stressful, but once I get underway, it can be joyful (when it's not painful, of course!)
Happy Holiday friends! As 2012 winds down, be good to yourselves, be good to others and replenish and refresh for a brand new year ahead!