I’ve been trying to curb my frenetic writing to get some order to what I do. The result has been that I’ve finished translating and doing a first edit of my children’s theatre play. I’m not sure I’m happy with the result but it’s now been sent for an initial assessment. The first hurdle toward the play being produced has been cleared.
While I prepared for the edit, I started reading So You Want to Be a Playwright? by Tim Fountain. It’s been really helpful and I can recommend reading it if you are planning to or are writing a play. Without overloading with details and writing exercises, it goes through Fountains own process from starting to write until finished production. There are lots of handy advice and you can absolutely have it next to you as you work through different stages of the play.
So now I try to get back to my short-story. I still debate whether I will go straight for self-publishing or whether I should try all the literary magasines and online writer’s sites to see if anyone is interested. I find the process of sending out your material to be very time consuming, not that self-publishing is not, but at least I’m in control of what’s happening. Maybe any of my fellow writers have another view on this?
Back to writing…