Quote of the Day: Confession, alas, is the new handshake. Richard Rosen
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It was a huge success for me to produce my first original full-length play Coffee Shop Confessions this past weekend. I have written two novels that are in the proverbial drawer. I had rejections and set-backs, angst like the sun-dried dessert, and real fears of exposing my art. I was afraid of both the possible failure and success. It’s like I’d be standing in front of the crowd completely naked, and I knew I couldn’t do it alone. So, I shared my dream with my friend JeMA. I shared my work with a few trusted friends. I wrote on despite the negative voices in my head. I set a date for a read-through. I set a date for performance. I asked people to join my creative team, and this is what I got – a sell-out audience, applause, and request for more performances, not to mention a sense that I helped build community. Something has cracked in the universe.
Before our performances, we gathered in a circle to wish each other well and invite the creative spirit to enter and go out into the world.
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Awesome. It’s important to hang onto our dreams no matter how much they try to get away.
I like the wheel trick!
That’s why having other writers with whom we can share – our thoughts, ideas, and work – really makes a difference.
“A spiral of creative energy.” Mary, this is so perfect. You have such a beautiful way with words, I’m not surprised your play is such a success.
Mary this is AWESOME! Congratulations! I’m so proud of you. I remember when you first mentioned your play, a product of scriptfrenzy, how it was so terrifying and yet liberating!
Thanks for being an inspiration! Oh, and speaking of the frenzy, guess who’s jumping back in to give the script writing another go? Yep. Me. Why? Why not? My books are in the drawer as well. I have nothing to lose. And as you’ve shown, there is everything to gain!
You deserve the applause and the sell out performances!
Rock (and write) ON!
Awesome!! Super congrats on the success of your play!
Oh congrats on your play! And I love the circle of friends. It’s very important to have people believe in you, sometimes more than yourself.
I love the wheel of hands! How exciting to write a story and then see it performed. I think plays are such a wonderful art form.
Go. Create. Inspire!
That is such a wonderful message. I love that you were able to see your dreams through right till the end. Writing is such a solitary exercise and often we forget that there are people out there who are more than willing to help us. Thanks for the great reminder.
Congratulations! I think that is the greatest compliment that any writer can get. I admire your courage though.
As for who I will let into my circle? I am not really sure. Anyone that has a positive attitude, because I sometimes have enough negative thoughts for all of us.
Thank you so much for following my blog.
I was popping over to let you know I wrote about you, only to find the same photo here and my name. Ha! I guess we are strongly connected even though we are miles apart. I am still swelling with pride over your accomplishments. You did it girl!
You go girl! keep creating! You are an inspiration! 🙂
Congrats on such an accomplishment! I know how crippling fear can be so my hat’s off to you for moving forward in spite of it. You go, girl! Good luck and keep being an inspiration.
From Diary of a Writer in Progress.
Congratulations! I want to be in one of your plays! I love the spiral!
I love the wheel and the sharing. It looks as though you really have a great thing going on there!