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Writing and my busy life

I've not been posting as regularly as I once was. I used to at least once every weekday, sometimes more, but lately I've had more and more days where I couldn't think of anything, or couldn't find the time. I chalk both of these occurrences up to being so busy-- it eats my time and it eats my brainpower to get everything done. But my blog is important to me, it keeps me writing, and I want to build my readership, so I have to make sure it stays a priority. I'm making up for a week of it that I missed because of residency now.

I have a lot on my plate. The fourth and final semester of my grad program, the thesis semester which I'm just entering now, is going to be intense. The workload is pretty heavy for just four months. This is going to eat a lot of time, so I think I need to keep my schedule relatively open and commitment-free. Low-key social stuff has been kind of getting lost lately, so I want to have things like that back in my life, but I think anything more responsible or regimented has to be foregone. This may prove difficult if responsibility becomes necessary to get a production put on or something, but I, for example, won't be auditioning for any plays in the immediate future.

Writing is my biggest priority. New work, of course. But I also want to shape my current writing. It occurs to me that Lame Swans could probably be rewritten to make a full-length play. That could be interesting. Might be a bit difficult to cast actors who were also skilled ballet dancers, but it would be visually very powerful. And Mrs. Hawking could be converted into a screenplay. I have to finish editing it first, to get the play into the best possible shape it can be, but there are a lot of details about it that I could include on the screen that I can't really onstage. Like, I've always imagined Mrs. Hawking being an expert knife-thrower, and lots of cool fight and action scenes. These things are percolating in my head.

I also want to post my comic book, Lame Swans. I know it's not edited as perfectly as I wanted it to be, but I'm not going to have a lot of time to do it up in the near future, and I want to share it. I just need to figure out the best way to "publish" it on the web, so to speak. It's a series of pages. Should I post it scene by scene on the blog? Should I put it on DeviantArt and share the link? I'm really not sure, I'll have to figure it out.

Things are rough right now. I might post about why in the near future. But I'm trying to keep things going in spite of it. And make things as easy on myself as possible right now as I'm trying to get through.


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Jan. 15th, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
Take care of yourself. You do you. <3 <3 <3
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About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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