360XQ Day 28 + 29: I finished a play
I did not blog yesterday. I also did not check email or participate in social media yesterday. I’m amazed I even showered yesterday (but I did).
Yesterday I committed to do just one thing: to take all of the handwriting I’ve done over the past month, all of the scenes and fragments and monologues and incoherent scribbles, and to type it up into a formatted stage play.
I finished around 11:40pm. Success.
This is just a first draft, and it’s rough. There’s a lot more work to be done. Especially since it turned out to be a few ticks longer than expected.
Well, it involves some of the following things:
- Broken fingers
- Las Vegas casinos
- Pistachio ice cream
- A military invasion of the United States
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In any case, I feel really good about the work I’ve accomplished during this month at the 360 Xochi Quetzal winter residency. It’s a been a while since I penned a full-length play, and this gave me the time, space, and change of scenery I needed to accomplish that.
Now, over the next 6 – 8 months, I’ll edit and revise the play, hold some readings, and hopefully get into some development workshops to take this thing up a few notches.
Then, in the fall, it shall be released into the world for consideration.
Just one day left in Chapala. And one more post.