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In which Script Frenzy 2012 comes to a close…

In which Script Frenzy 2012 comes to a close…

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in My Writing, The Muppet Play, TheLibrary, Weak Days | 1 comment

One of the strangest things about these month long writing challenges like NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy is how, at the end of the month, you find yourself simultaneously completely sick of it and keen to get your normal life back and a little sad to see it go. There’s that feeling of relief from being finished while you still miss the frenzy of all...

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I am apparently incapable of writing a play for adults that doesn’t contain a scene in a subway

I am apparently incapable of writing a play for adults that doesn’t contain a scene in a subway

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Daddy Issues, The Muppet Play, TheLibrary, Works in Progress | 0 comments

Over the summer, I took a playwriting class. One week, for our assignment, I handed in a scene from The Muppet Play which happens to take place in a subway car. The instructor praised this scene as being an unusual setting, one you didn’t often see in plays, which made me insanely self-conscious. Not because I can’t take praise but instead...

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My 2012 Pledge: To write 500,000 words this year (Again.)

My 2012 Pledge: To write 500,000 words this year (Again.)

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Asplode, Mistress Novel, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, The Muppet Play, TheLibrary, Wife Novel | 0 comments

Last year, I took an in depth look into my writing habits (see Looking back on past writing goals and tweaking them for the future) and, without repeating myself, I think my tweaks were good. I passed 400,000 words for the year late on 12/30 which was later than I’d hoped to but still pretty good. Though I struggled to meet it this year, I’m...

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My 2011 NaNoWriMo project may be… my 2010 project. (a word count update post)

My 2011 NaNoWriMo project may be… my 2010 project. (a word count update post)

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Asplode, Mistress Novel, My Writing, The Muppet Play, TheLibrary, Wife Novel, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals, Works in Progress | 0 comments

It’s been almost a month since my last works in progress update! I can’t believe September is almost over, you guys. This is insanity. I thought to schedule posts for while I was away in FL for eBay On Location but then while I was back home but really busy catching up? Nothing. Sorry about that! I’m almost embarrassed to give you this...

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Works in Progress Report

Works in Progress Report

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in Asplode, Mistress Novel, My Writing, Personally..., The Muppet Play, TheLibrary, Wife Novel, Works in Progress | 0 comments

Guys… I’ve missed you! I feel like the proper blog posts are me giving a lecture and these kind of blog posts are just sitting down for a nice chat. I feel like I haven’t had a moment of calm in weeks though my brother did visit and few weeks ago and it was very nice to get to spend some time with him. So, where am I with my various...

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