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27 June 2010 @ 06:05 pm
State of the Carrie  
We're well into summer now, and I've left town several times and have some thought-y thoughts I'd like to get down before they leave me, or are all sucked out by the sun, wind and chlorine.

Writing, once a panacea of escapism for me, has become a chore. The rpgs in which I write are 'on hiatus' for the summer, with no definite date of when they'll be back. I've started two stories that are slow going, but getting there. I like the premise for one of them very much, though I write a paragraph, get distracted and am a bit miffed when I return that no one has tagged in. I'm just out of practice writing by myself, is all. I've had a partner (or partners) or worked in collaboration with a group (like my playwrighting class) for so long that I have to figure out how to be comfortable with just me, again. And that's not a bad thing.

Having said that, I haven't used a regular beta reader in a very long time. I have a need for one in an R/P fic that may possibly be ongoing. I'm not looking so much for SPaG, as I've got a firm grasp on that, but for more a Britpicker and a content shaper. Someone that isn't afraid to shake me up a little (but kindly). If that's something that you wouldn't mind taking on, leave me a comment, if you would.

I didn't win an award at the theatre gala last night (big shocker). I knew who was going to win best supporting actress when she got cast. And really, I'm fine with it. More than fine, she deserved the win. And I say that without any sour grapes whatsoever. The evening was fun, anyway. Some dear friends won, and I was mentioned in two aceptance speeches, which was gratifying.

The girl that played Miss Mona in Whorehouse told this story:

"So Henry (age 7) and I were in line at the grocery store and there was a curvy redhead (who looked a lot like Carrie) in front of us and a little old lady behind us. Henry pointed at the redhead and said, 'Hey, Mom! Isn't that one of your whores?'"

I laughed. To be remembered by a 7 year old for a role I played is almost as good as receiving an award. :D

Also Nolan got a little squiffy, which is always a good time. As we walked to the car after, he said, "Theatre people are a lot more fun than the crowd I run with."

I have to agree.

The next thing I'm going to audition for is South Pacific (*sigh*) Mousetrap, and possibly, I heard through the grapevine, that the theatre's trying to get the rights to God Of Carnage (*excited squeal*). Wow. That'd be awesome. AWESOME, I tell you. Jeff Daniels and Marcia Gay harden were in it on Broadway last year when we were there. Mom saw it and said it was incredible.

In closing, we're going to the cabin in Childress this weekend for the plum picking, jam making extravaganza and the 4th of July. I'm actually excited. One thing about writing by yourself, you can do it even without internet access.

Have a great week, everyone!
I am:: the settee
I feel:: calmcalm
I hear:: Katie snoring
Carrie Leigh: Bunny winkcarrie_leigh on June 28th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Ayla, that I didn't get it out sooner. I'll wait til your address is more stable. Let me know, okay?

I wasn't there; it was a story that she told in her acceptance speech. She said the little old lady behind her was scandalized. :D
Ayla: Amusedabitofayla on June 28th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
I understand that life can be a little crazy. Heck, I practically have to forward my mail there. lol

I've been writing longhand here lately. I just do better that way. My ideas are so... I don't know.

The one thing I haven't done seriously yet is original work. It takes a lot out of me. Besides I only write in private.

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