Sunday, February 18, 2018

Play accepted!

My 10-minute play will be performed in the festival. Yay!

Friday, February 16, 2018


Editor says I still have time to get a story in. Still don't have a character, idea, or line.

10-minute play sent in. Director believes it has a good chance of being accepted. By Wednesday, I'll know. Took a techniques class with Robert Boswell and one thing I learned is how important the words are that characters speak. An assignment had us write a story and then condense it by choosing certain lines of narrative. We could use only one line of dialogue so you had to choose wisely. Has helped with with the two short plays I've written. Want to revise the other now but I need to do research and I already have a pile of articles and two theses to read for the novel.

Two other contests I'm hoping to enter. We'll see.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Did not get my contest entry in. Lost two days in late January to illness.

The play is good though. Have all the dialogue down. Need to go back, format and add stage directions. It's due in a few days as is a story I agreed to write for a publication and I haven't begun it. Don't even have a character😳

Am also judging a contest, the second this year, and next week I am a juror for another contest. I will not be sleeping for awhile.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

50 Word Stories

My story was picked as story of the week.

Way cool.

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Got the grant application in.

Have a friend who acts and directs. Community theatre is taking plays. I have a 10- minute one I'm going to revise, and if it gets accepted, she's going to direct it.  But first she's gonna read it and offer any needed suggestions. That's this weekend.

Then there's a contest I'm aiming for on the 7th.
Writing writing writing

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

I'm not a medium

but I filed my taxes and I can see that chair in my writing room in the very near future.😊


Am moving back into my writing groove.  Up in the middle of the night because my mind is writing. 

The novel is moving now.  Characters gelling.  Have been reading articles and a thesis I found on my subject and I don't feel so lost.


Monday, January 22, 2018

--Have to call the Missouri State Archives and the State Historical Society.  And the Division of Youth Services because I have to get permission to view some case history records.  And write this person at the Dept. of Corrections because I want to tour a prison and she can give me a yay or nay.

--A new character showed up and he wants me to write his story which seems interesting but I've got too many pieces already in the works.  Ideas are not a problem for me.  Finishing is. And I'm concentrating on the sample from the novel.  That's priority.  Dude, take a number.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Writing but not writing

Working on the writing sample for the grant, which is also going to be a sample for some writing workshops I'd like to attend.  Shelved the story rewrites temporarily. 

Watchng Hulu but the show "This Is Us."  So much I'm learning about writing from that show.  Whoever churns out those scripts is at the top of his/her/their game.  Love how humor is used in and to balance dramatic scenes. Hoping to put more humor into my work which I find hard and it's crazy because I used to be a comedienne and I wrote my own stuff!