I started feeling sad about going back to NYC about two days into the L.A. trip and that feeling hasn’t really changed. Which is silly, because there’s a LOT I have to look forward to upon my return to the East that I’m really excited about!
But L.A. is still rockin’ it out. Spending great quality time with the fam, saw a LOT of old friends whom I love dearly, and already made some new friends, too.
I’m accomplishing MOST of what I need to do - first things first, my father and I JUST finished playing “Neverwinter Nights 2” after about six or seven years of hard work (it’s because I went to college so we play like three times a year for three days at a time or so, thus the delay). So that was incredible. Less importantly, he and I did a read-through of the script of the movie musical he wrote for which I’m doing lyrics. It sounded great out loud (and also I loved playing all the female characters because fun) and we made a lot of good tweaks, I think. He sent it off to his partner in crime on this particular endeavor, along with two song samples with music and e’rything, so we’ll see how those land.
I’m entering two different 10-minute musicals (one with Reilly, one with Makuta) into a competition (Soundbites, everyone check it out if you happen to write musicals and want to compete: http://www.soundbites.tnny.org/). Mom, Dad, and I did a read-through of the one with R the other night and I’ve been making changes. My goal is to finish making those changes tonight, brush up the one with Makuta, and then do read-throughs of both of those tomorrow which will hopefully give me enough time to fix things before the deadline on September 1st, because you KNOW I’m not sending those in a minute sooner.
I met a FANTASTIC young producer who I got along with brilliantly as a human being but who I’d also really like to collaborate with one day so I want to put together a packet for her with materials from Figment and a few other little snippets. I also have to do a bunch of work for a show I’m writing for NCTC that we’re now changing the premise of slightly so I hafta come up with a new synopsis/outline/summary/character breakdown/statement of intention. Etc.
So basically it would appear that this week I am a writer for the musical theater. I am a lyricist/librettist and like noooothing else. But that’s kinda cool that all these projects that are lining up in the same week happen to all be within the same career/category? So that’s convenient. Ish. Idk. It’s still tricky. It’s always tricky.
Hope all y’all are pursuing your dreams with verve and vigor <3