HEY 2016, I WORKED HARD FOR YOU!
2016 IN REVIEW
Written in 2016
Full length plays: 0.5
One Act Plays: 1
Ten Minute Plays: 4 (I think…)
Poems: A handful
Short Stories: 1
Produced in 2016
Screenplays: Wholly Broken (filmed and airing in early 2017)
Movies: Pregnant Pause was filmed!
Theatre: Ensemble in A Haunting
Film: Extra work
My biggest writing accomplishment in 2016 is Pregnant Pause. I am so proud of my work on the script and with how it’s taking off from United Solo. Amie is fantastic in it, and a great partner. What a great way to start my career in New York.
My biggest acting accomplishment was A Haunting. I tried to take a break from acting to focus on writing but I just missed it too much. I couldn’t let a year go by without performing! I’ve performed onstage at least once a year since I was four. Wasn’t about to break the streak, and had the chance to jump in to the ensemble of my great friend Mark Hairston’s Columbia MFA play.
I think I let my short pieces overrun my full-length writing time. So my dear full-length play got close to finished this year, but kept getting second-fiddled to Pregnant Pause or Wholly Broken. It was easier to focus on PP and WB because they had productions in the works. I need to trick myself into productions to get the writing done!
I learned that I get the best writing done at a consistent pace of one hour a day. Best is two hours, but I can’t do more than two. Flannery O’Connor only wrote two hours a day too, which is encouraging. In 2017, I’m committing to an hour a day, five days a week. I like to spend the weekends submitting and reading.
2017 Writing Goals
Write an hour a day, 5 days a week. 15-30 minutes if I’m day-jobbing more than ten hours (hello, #nannylife).
Finish two full-length plays.
Submit for 2-3 opportunities a week.
Take full advantage of working at New Dramatists (i.e., Make friends. Read their whole library.)
2017 Acting Goals
Take an acting class (I’m saving up for one now. Hello, #nannylife!)
Act in a play.
Act in a film.