I want to do some different things in the months to come. I kind of feel like my life's been the same for quite a few years: six months spent on a play, six months spent going nowhere with my writing career. I think it's time to shake things up.
It's tempting to try and take a chance, and ditch the theater work. It's artistically rewarding in many ways...especially this last show, where I couldn't ask for a better cast...but when I look at what I really get...a few mentions in local newspapers, one online review, a lot of thank yous...especially in light of what I get paid and how many hours I devote to the project, I wonder if the return is really worth it. Especially because they majorly dicked me around with my salary these past two weeks, which really left a sour taste in my mouth. After all I have done to make this show possible, I shouldn't be worried about getting paid.
But if I ditch theater, and focus on writing, is that really a wise decision? Will it really get me anywhere? Will I rise to the occasion.
I know that I have to take another look at The Late Night Show. I put it off for six months while I focused on the play. But do I want to rework and update it, only to have it sit around for another two years, being considered by editors? I'm just not convinced that's a good use of my time.
The good thing is, I have plenty of time. And, the play just ended, so I can indulge a few fancies, too. Just started watching True Blood, and also reading the series. Nice summertime fun!