Snapshots from Green Victoria (tedwords) wrote,
Snapshots from Green Victoria
tedwords

Crossroads

Now that the play's over, and with Ashes headed off to college later in the week, it's time to start thinking about the future.

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! 
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