What the Friday: At Week’s End

It’s been a week of regrouping, repurposing, and reorganizing (in my head at least), everything I’m doing for the next two years.

A slight exaggeration. Really it’s only a year and half. That’s how far out my current theater/performance commitments take me.

Is it vain to mention that? Probably. But I think this blog is about me.

I’ve endeavored to read and to write more this week as well. I have new notebooks that I’m using. Three library books. One of which I’ve finished.

And, I have a summer pass to an amusement park where I intend to do a good bit of writing and reading over the next few weeks.

Of course it’s supposed to storm all weekend on the first week that I have it.

My intent here at the blog is to post daily, Monday through Friday. Observant readers will note that I didn’t post yesterday.

I’m not stressing over it. You shouldn’t either.

My current projects are short ones. This blog. My daily thousand words. And a new notebook of stories I’m writing in longhand.

The question I’ve been asking this week is whether I return to the unfinished novel, or pull out one of the five “finished” novels and go from there.

Then, there are two scripts in the works.

I don’t know, at this point, that what I’m writing is all that important. It’s just more important that I am writing.

In the meantime, I’ll work on the next show I’m directing, and the two sets I’m designing.

That and preparing for an upcoming audition.

And the yard. Don’t forget the yard.


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Six Impossible Things and When’s Breakfast?

“There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll

As I’ve mentioned, I”m between shows.

I’m working to deliberately spend more time thinking and planning and less time scrambling. In doing so, I’ve realized there are three things I need more of. Note that these are not just three things I want more of.

I need to spend more time outside. I work with the park system. This should not be a challenge.

I need more music. I need to sing more. My church no longer has singable music on Sunday mornings, so we’ve looked elsewhere. We’re not resettled yet. But, I also need to be playing more music, even if I did cancel my Apple Music subscription and lose my downloaded files. I do know that, if I open it up again, I’ll get those files back.

I need more art. I need more time to create.

That’s not six things, nor are they impossible. I just need to make them a priority.

It goes without saying that I need to be writing more.

Even though I just said it.

That’s not six things. They’re also not impossible things.

No one is in charge of helping me get these things but me.

I’m working on them.


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