A Break from Work to Work

I’m fortunate to be staring down the beginning of nine days off of school. I am a teacher, and I enjoy teaching immensely. But I also enjoy my break times because that means I can concentrate on my other work: my writing endeavors. Here’s what’s on-tap for the coming week:

  • I plan on finishing my latest novel which is only a couple chapters away from a complete first draft. Very close. Can’t wait for this one.
  • I am revising a full-length play I just wrote in the last few weeks entitled “The Last Bastion.” I’m working with a local theatre to arrange a workshop reading of it later this year or in January of 2017.
  • I am still revising some of the scripts for my RLT Players show on December 1-3. I had to pare down one script to fit it under 10 minutes as it will be part of the Short & Sweet Festival in November here in Penang. I revised another one yesterday and sent the new script to the actors. Those poor actors! But I want to get it right!
  • I’m putting the finishing touches on a short musical piece which I’ll be producing for a show in May 2017. It’s entitled “It’s the End of the World and I Love You.”

All of this, and only one week. I’m looking forward to a fun-filled, productive writing week. What will you be up to?

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2 thoughts on “A Break from Work to Work

  1. Sounds like a busy week! I plan to get through all but the last chapter of a second draft of my second novel so I can get it out to my band of trusty beta readers. Could be a big task since I’m a mom with a 4th grade field trip to the zoo one day, and a classroom party to run at the end of the week. But sometimes the weeks that require the most careful juggling, for me, are the most productive.

    • Yes, I hear you. Sometimes, the most productive moments are tucked between a busy week. Perhaps the zoo will be the final inspiration you need to finish that second draft. Good luck.

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