Maybe it’s because I’m so tall? And dramatic (see photo). I’m always wondering why I write such long pieces. I wow’d myself earlier this year when I finally finished No Room For Shakespeare and it ran 45 minutes! I was like I DID IT!!!! But that play is like a little aria, a ditty, a moment, or 45 moments, the length IS the play ya know? History of Drag simply needs to be 90 minutes. And I love it. Tried to change it. Didn’t work. Oh well. Still love it.
BUT it seems the next piece/s I’m being called to do are both LOOOONNGG ass pieces as well. One Zucchini I have just outlined, It’s sort of spastic and wonderful. A nonlinear dirty version of Love Actually. I think it’ll end up a web series. Am I going to shoot this one? I wrote Cash Masters AND Front/Back Stage and both of those just sit on my hard drive and took a shitload of work! I don’t know… But If the muses speak I obey. So I’m gonna start writing this epic vegetable porn! ALSO I think I wanna try and finish Book of Prayers. I know BUT I did so much world-building I feel like it’s a waste not even finish book 1??? If people like it I can do the other 2??? Maybe I can do a writer’s retreat?
I’m glad Faerie is done and being edited. I wanna shoot that this summer and release it for the fall! I thought that was long at almost 50k words but in the world of fantasy writing it’s barely a novella!! Oh well size doesn’t matter until it does and then you can’t help what you got.. wait..what I am talking about?? Ha ha ha!
I wasn’t gonna go! I am WAY too busy! The to-do list is LOOONG! But it was one of my best girl’s b-days and I wanted to go! So I went out to Joshua Tree and we hung, soaked and made a birthday feast! And it was amazing! Yes I came back to 100 emails i had to answer and payments for festivals and crap BUT I feel so peaceful refreshed I did all of them, and a bunch of to-do stuff in like an hour or so. My mind is clear and I feel so much more ready to attack rehearsals with the show a little less than a month away and booked Creation-ing as well. When will I ever remember, before it goes too long, how important it is for artists to break the mundane cycles and get away! I place this here to remind myself: Relax. Go away. Bliss out. Love your friends.
After a few months of trying -refixing -redoing -rebegging for help, I think this ole girl is up and running! And apparently here’s an entire NEW way to post. I guess there’s yet an new trick for a dog to learn! The pic next to me is me in PV at Mardis Gras! It was amazingly peaceful and super fun (except the getting sick part after! That sucked and made me completely re think life! )
OK on to artsy stuff! I got in Orlando fringe!! HURRAAAHH! It’s expensive as hell! Boooooo!! Oh well I really wanna do this show again so History of Drag is back up people! SO excited. I rewrote the beginning and really like the stronger opening! Speaking of Fringe I already know what I’m doing Hollywood Fringe 2020! YUP Don’t die of shock but I finished No Room for Shakespeare! It was a really good read. I think I’ll have fun (fun meaning here hair pulling teeth noshing joy) working with Gordon. again. AND YES it’s under an hour!!! I even write a line about that in the play “It’s like there’s some great thespian stopwatch somewhere!”
Half Tongue Tribe was such an amazing night! Creation-ing NEEDs to be done again! Dan and I are still meeting and working out new songs! I am in love with this new project! I feel it’ so important too. Praise the Goddess!
In other news: The cheeseplate business is about to go full throttle, in June, I am a bit excited and nervous about this! I am trying to keep expectations manageable! Jars have been selling like hotcakes!
Sorry I missed September. My new Patreon account is a lot of work. And the post there are pretty much like my posts here. I don’t want to screw this up so for the next few months I’m double posting! (SLUT!) I mean I think, believe, want there to be a difference between the two sites but right now they’re pretty much “stuff I’m working on, have worked on, will work on…” And just let me say WAIT till you see what Dan and I are doing: Public performance ritual rock and roll! And this form someone who HATEs labelling everything! HA! Anyway here’s the post from Patreon:
I am in full edit mode! (The Elf-story needs some love and attention.)
I am in full discovery mode! (Half-tongue is exploding with new ideas!)
I am in full fruition mode (making plays played in 2019)
I am in full recovery mode (The NYC event kicked my ass this year)
I went to see Aida at the MET and sat like 6th row! My friend Louis (pictured) who took me (thanks) is sort of cynical. He was like: he could have been the king of Egypt and instead he chose her? WTF!?!?! I laughed and explain it’s a LOVE story where LOVE is more important than anything. And he rolled his eyes. I laughed again and said this is probably why you are rich and I am not! Then I got to thinking….. I could be sososososo richer if I didn’t need to LOVE what i do and am. If I chose to ignore gifts and talents and art I could just make shit ton of money doing many different things but I wouldn’t LOVE them. Which makes me Radames, not that I plan on suffocating to death in a tomb or anything, but I get to be the hero. And I think I just realized how important that is to me. Wow I am full of me! ha ha