Tis been a busy week, most of it boring.
But on Tuesday/ Wednesday morning I did finish (the first draft which runs at over 2 hours) of my play – Huzzah! I had the usual loopy, sleep deprived day after in which I loved everything and the world seemed infinitely better. I’ve sent it out to a few friends for feedback and after that I’ll fix and polish and then will use it to try in vain to convince theatre people that I can write and that they do want to pay me for the privilege.
Also entered a competition with an old play which my old tutor feels I have a good shot at. I had to fit specific criteria – 3 characters, living urban or rural Scots dialect and under an hour – So I sent in the play I often consider to be the bastard spawn, if I were to look at my various works as children. I don’t know why I consider it the let down and the bastard spawn because I actually enjoy it when I read it, instead of squirming. Perhaps I feel that way because it’s fairly crude and the plot isn’t overly taxing (read: simple). I didn’t do the extreme planning and research I usually do, because it didn’t really call for it. I wanted to have a go at writing about male friendship because I’m usually quite female-centric ;)
We’ll see though. I have a feeling that this competition might be trying to find a Sunset Song-y type of play, about fucking farms. Urgh. I feel like poking my eyes out when I read that genre in Scottish literature. So perhaps two
Here’s a movie which a highly, highly recommend you see: Boy A. Terrific. It’s British movie about a youth murderer who gets his life together after release with the help of his social worker. Moving, horrifying, so, so well written and dare I say beautiful?
And here’s some opinions on the start to some TV shows – Heroes, Fringe and House. I have been watching other stuff – Gossip Girl which I’m fairly happy with (zee014 : I thought of you during this weeks hockey skirt wearing scene – I’m still working on those Lively legs). And I have seen Grey’s, but not sure I want to comment on it yet.