3/08/14, Day 13,799: Angel Juice is born
This day is so named because after an 8-hour writing push yesterday, I finished my new full length play, Angel Juice. This was the fastest turn-around so far since I began the Play a Month adventure, beginning on 2/17 and finishing 3/8. However, that was only made possible by actually having a whole day more or less off yesterday, and those kinds of days are endangered species. Still, I’m on track for my March goal of finishing Angel Juice, an additional full length play and getting 15 pages through a third.
The play itself is a comedy (hooray!), and at times it verges on a farce with the pace (and absurdity) of the plot. It’s grounded, however, by the June’s relationship with her mother, and Dreda’s with June. There is also some political satire to darken the waters. In some places, the comedy and satire feels clumsy and on the nose, so part of my rewrite process will be coming at some of those things from a slant. Mostly, though, I’m just very happy with it–comedies a rare for me, and I’m grateful whenever they decide to visit.
Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…
Writing: 59 out of 69 days (Angel Juice complete)
Spanish: 59 out of 69 days
What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)
- Finished a new full-length play, Angel Juice;
- Asked Governor Cuomo to increase funding for public schools;
- Worked on some Friends of Flux planning;
- Asked the Hong Kong government to regulate the placement agencies that are exploiting domestic workers;
- Thanked Hilary Clinton for her tireless work on advancing the rights of women internationally;
- Signed a petition to reduce the use of antibiotics on factory farms;
- Signed a petition against Chevron’s abuse of the RICO act against environmental activists in Ecuador;
- Cooked and ate all vegetarian meals (mostly organic, some local);