Thursday, May 1, 2014

ROW 80 Round 2 Update #2

I’ve missed about three check-ins now, I think, and now I’m late with this one, but I don’t really have much to report. Our show opened last week - by the end of our Sunday evening performance, we’d been at the theater every day for 14 days straight. But it’s such a beautiful show. It’s been a real privilege to work with this amazingly talented and dedicated group of people. However, I haven’t been getting any writing done. Still, I’m planning to dive into Story A Day month today. Les Mis runs for two more weeks, so we’ll see if I can do a better job than I have been fitting writing into that schedule.

A friend of mine died yesterday morning and I’m still trying to process that. He wasn’t a really close friend, not by any traditional definition - we did a few shows together, and didn’t really hang out outside of that. But I always enjoyed chatting with him when we ran into each other at events, reading his updates on Facebook, and I loved watching him on stage. He was an immensely talented actor and a kind and generous person as well. He was hysterically funny. As evidenced by the tributes filling my Facebook newsfeed, he touched many, many lives. He was one of those people who make a huge impact, even if you only met him once. I feel like there’s a giant hole in the fabric of the universe. I don’t even know how to process it.

Maybe my next update will be more about goals and progress, but I kind of needed to talk about this instead. And I don’t have any writing progress anyway. Wishing you all success in your writing goals and people who enrich your lives, even if they are taken too soon.