Question of the Month for IWSG: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?

On the first Wednesday of each month, hundreds of bloggers join together to share our insecurities and offer encouragement to one another as we pursue the art of writing. You can learn more about it by visiting the founder Alex J. Cavanaugh, or the website for the Insecure Writers Support Group.

The IWSG has started posting a question for the month as well (see above). My answer is no, I have not pulled out anything that is “really old” to rework. It’s dead in the file/drawer. I did, however, rework my submission for last year’s anthology contest, which I did not win, and used it for my youth theater workshops. It turned out to be a great set-up for some creative writing and theater making with the kids. I’ll be using something similar for the session I’m teaching this spring. It helped me create outside my normal genre and comfort zone. 

Beyond that, my insecurities come from a bit of envy at the people who write plays and have them produced by “real” theater companies. How do they do it? What connections did they need to have/make to get their worked noticed? I did not apply for Fringe Fest this year. I’d really like to do something locally again. And, I need to get focused and put it on the calendar. Seriously. I need a deadline/goal, or it won’t happen. 

Go. Create. Inspire!

Journaling Prompt: What’s the best month to produce a play? When do you feel the most adventurous in your art?

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