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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tonight's The Night

Folks, tonight is the staged reading for my thriller, Say A Prayer For Emily Hall. A great deal of work went into the script, and it's through the generosity of The Tank that tonight's even possible.

In related news; no word yet from the New Jersey Rep. However; From the Ground Up company in Los Angeles is moving ahead with their own staged reading, next Sunday. It's the inaugural performance in-residence at their new space, the Lyric Hyperion Theatre. I can't wait to hear what the response is like.

The reaction so far has been positive; and I'm eager to see where the script goes from here. Regardless, after tonight, I'm putting it to bed. Time to move on to my next script; and it's going to be a doozy...

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Interesting Thoughts

Right. Well. Rehearsals for Say a Prayer for Emily Hall are moving along nicely. Had a few excellent moments with the cast tonight, who take direction well and are providing... exactly what I'd hoped. It's a wonderful feeling.

Work is going well and has gone well for the last few days. It's been touch and go but I think I'm finally finding a niche there.

The strangest and best part-- something has been feeding my creative side for weeks. I've been brimming with ideas. Since I started this new job, my creative juices have runnethed over. I got the idea for my next big script (and believe me it's a doozy) on the way to work, one morning.

I now have four to five projects that need developing; e.g., writing in full. One at a time. That feels great. It's just going to take time. Hope I have enough to get it all done.



Thursday, April 09, 2009

Been A While

Folks, friends, to whomever reads this damn thing... things are going well. I'm working, I'm writing and I'm even dating. (If I didn't need a trip to the dentist, life would be just about squarely terrific.)

Two most significant updates: Work and Writing. I've been working in a production office for six weeks, now. It hardly seems possible that it's been that long, but things are going well and I will presently be going on salary. Woot. There's plenty of room to grow in the company, so as always please do pray.

Secondly (and I confess, more excitingly), the writing... My suspense thriller, Say a Prayer for Emily Hall, has gotten excellent response from everyone who's read it. (This includes complete strangers who have no reason to shield my eggshell-delicate ego.) If all goes well, the show will have a staged reading-- and possibly more-- with a theatre company in Los Angeles. At the same time, I'm hosting a staged reading of my own set for the 26th; and a director has expressed interest in submitting the script to a theatre company of solid reputation. These and other developments take time; but I'm fine with that.

Once the suspense thriller is finally put to bed (and possibly given a new title), I have my next project lined up: A children's story idea that would be pure fun to craft. Still, one project at a time. That's the only way to get anything done.

In preparation for yet another writing endeavor, I've given a great deal of consideration about God; lately. I've taken time to consider precisely what I know or think I understand about God, and finding it to be quite small. I *feel* small. I'd be delighted to discuss religious philosophy at length with anyone who's interested. It's too heavy for a blog. At least this one.

I hope you're doing well. Ciao for now.

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