That's when I hope to be able to get back to this place, this blog, the connection with my blog friends. I'm anxious that I'm missing everyone's.. stuff. Important things.
For the past three months, I have been reviewing plays. Lots of plays. Sometimes three in as many nights. I saw a play each night, this Thursday-Sunday. Four plays. Friday was a friend's, not an assignment, but I was up until 1am this morning finishing two reviews, and I just spent three hours on the latest. THREE HOURS. It can take me that long, because it;s hard of rme, and the results aren't worth the effort I put in. I've discovered a few things:
1. There's a lot of really good theater out there.
2. I enjoy seeing random shows I might not always have chosen.
3. I'm not a particularly good review writer.
I'm in a rut. I lack the perspective and vocabulary to write about shows without sounding the same when I like a show and the same when I don't. I'm sick of the same verbs. I'm sick of poring through the online Thesaurus, finding new words, and then over-using them to death.
I miss writing for fun. I miss painting. I miss doing something else.
I told my editor/friend that after December I need to cut back. After December the theater schedule should cool down, so I won't feel bad about taking on much less. But this girls needs a change of scenery.