Seeking Elevation has this uncanny knack for expressing my latest ponderings just before I write them. In a recent blog, she relates difficulties in writing to a lack of experience. To write, you have to have new experiences, she suggests.
Exactly what I've been considering lately. I used to love to write; the ideas and sharing just came naturally, and it was a pleasure to feel those words come out and be there. Lately, however, I am stumped, and I fear it's because I have let my world become routine and uninspiring. I'm not unhappy, but I definitely need to shake things up a bit to be more definitely happy.
Things that have changed include a lack of money (less travel, fewer options), and giving up my broken-down car (harder to participate in a lot of the fun Meetup events taking place outside the city, of which there are many). So I've got to re-tool and re-strategize. Get out of my rut.
I saw Keith's show the other night, and it was really good. I'd auditioned, but had not been cast; seeing the show, I saw there were no real roles for me. It was a good production. I bumped into the producer, whom I'd met at my audition, and he encouraged me to audition for the next show, a comedy. I thought about it and decided OK, one more try. I emailed the theater, and they said they had one spot that had just opened due to a cancellation. Fate? Who knows. All I know is my one comedic monologue is just...OK, and since I have just over 24 hours' notice, I'll be practicing it in the bathroom at work.