Yes, I know that’s a different war.
The progress on the script continues. I’ve now gone through with a new edit, using my red pen (get the title now?) to make edits and to mark where the script needs to be either rewritten or relocated.
It’s still a work in progres. But we’re closer to the mark, and the proofreading marks.
The goal is to have this next round of edits completed by mid-October with a final, presentable draft coming sometime in November.
My script, Clean Dry Socks: Diary of a Doughboy, had its first public reading last night before the Richmond Playwrights’ Forum.
I am grateful for the opportunity to present my work, and am particularly grateful for the six actors who took an evening of their time and shared their talents. I also appreciate the words of encouragement and instruction from the members of the Forum.
This has been a long time coming, and I’m excited about the prospects for the future.
As for last night’s experience, well, it was actually pretty good.
I mean, no one stepped up and said here’s a million dollars, let’s put this on the stage. But the comments were supportive, and encouraging and gave me some new direction as well as solutions to some of the problems.
It remains a work in progress, and I have work to do.
But today, I’m a little farther down the road, a little closer to the stage.
And, that’s a good thing.