||[May. 1st, 2012|12:52 am]
So there's a major benefit to only updating this journal once a year: I wind up with lots of awesome stuff to post about!
My general life update is over at cassaclyzm, but there's some pretty sweet writing-specific stuff. In chronological order:
- My short story, You in the Mirror, was published in Khimairal Ink last summer. I am technically a published short story writer now! Yay!
- Two of my one-act plays, "Trivial Things" and "Don't Jump!", were produced by the Saint John Theatre Company last year as part of the "Theatre on the Edge" festival. (I also directed a third play. They say my head grew three sizes that day!) So I guess this makes me a "produced scriptwright" as well? WHO KNOWS?!
- I was accepted into Humber College's Comedy Writing and Performance program, which I moved to Toronto to pursue in September. I've written and performed in sketches, worked on character impersonations, performed as a clown, and - most surprisingly - written and performed a bunch of stand-up comedy in little open mics around the city. I've decided that next month (May) is "Stand-up-a-palooza", meaning I'm going to write an hour of material and perform as much of it as I can (twelve sets is my minimum.)
- I've started writing a short story every week again, over at tamingthemuse. I have an 11 week run so far. Since I was busy this year, some of them are more like quick writing exercises than short stories. One of my goals this summer will be to spend more time on them, so I wind up with more to work with in my first drafts.
- I submitted a One-Act play, a short story, and an essay to a college writing competition. The short story and essay netted me honourable mentions, and the One-Act won fist place and netted me two hundred and fifty bucks! It's now being submitted to the inter-college level where I could win another chunk of change.
And last, but not least...
- I won Script Frenzy this year, for the first time since it began in 2007! I wrote comedy sketches all month - twenty two of them in total, which works out to 100 pages of script.
Phew. Anyway. I'm staying in Toronto for May, but I'm moving back to NB for the summer. I have a ton of things that I want to accomplish before school starts up again, so I might actually be back here soonish to lay down some goals.
Oh gosh, look at the time! It's BEER O'CLOCK!