| ||Nobody Ever Said It Was Going To Be Easy|
That thought came to me while I was lying on my futon letting the heating pad warm up to 11 (wink wink). I was taking a break. I had just spent an hour revising my synopsis (that seems like a long time for two sentences, but it's the truth) for Heart Shaped Nebula and I had to take a break for my mending back. Side note: my back is improving and doing better, but last night it decided to make sitting a challenge.
Why was I revising my synopsis? Oh, this is a project from February. Yes, that’s right, a project that’s been drawn out for all sorts of reasons:
- I was waiting to learn Nebula’s official O’Neill status—it’s a 2012 semi-finalist (which I’m very pleased about since this was my first time to submit)
- Trials and tribulations. Emotional, physical. I’m all right, but without going into too much detail my family suffered an unexpected loss. And as for the physical, well my back decided to celebrate the solar eclipse by getting re-injured.
- The crush or curse of the 9 to 5 job. Bills have to be paid, people. But the 9 to 5 has been sapping all my energy lately which makes it so challenging to carve out time to work on plays or the business of playwriting (i.e. sending Nebula out to theatres).
And sending Nebula out is the project that’s been stalling. Yes, it would be so much easier if I had an agent. But this is the horse I rode in on, folks. Meaning, I don’t have one and there’s no changing horses at the moment. So slow and steady it is.
I have tapped all the resources available to me at the moment. I asked an established playwright who I admire and who supports my work to refer me to theatre contacts. I’ve gotten feedback on the email I’ve drafted which led to me revising my play’s synopsis. The next step is to send it out.
My list of theatres to send it to is small at the moment. Why? Because I either need to have the direct email for the contact there that actually reads the plays and a referral from my playwright friend/supporter or the theatre needs to take unsolicited plays.
So here we go. Sending it out into the world.
All this reminds me of another stalled project: my website. Got to get on that one again, especially since I intend to include excerpts of plays.
I'm also reminded of another line, this one a quote by author Kate Braverman: "If it matters, it will be difficult."
You said it, sister.
p.s. Here's the new synopsis for Heart Shaped Nebula...well, I still might tweak it, but here's the latest version:
Constellations, reincarnation, the past and the present all coalesce in a motel room outside Las Vegas on the anniversary of a tragic accident. And for 34-year old Miqueo and 13-year old Amara the night becomes a lyrical exploration of the nature of true love.
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