My last post on this blog was from March, when I announced that I have started actually writing this ambitious project tentatively known as “1916.”
Since that time, I have to admit: I haven’t really been writing.
I won’t bore you with the usual excuses — life got busy, I hit a block, I got distracted by other ideas and projects — because no matter how true they might be, in the end, they are only excuses.
My goal was to have the first draft of a musical written by the end of 2017, and it looks like that isn’t going to happen.
However, I will not beat myself up about it or give up on it, like I usually do.
Instead, I’m going to hunker down and get back to work. I was temporarily side tracked for the summer, but I’m going to jump back into the swing of things this fall.
There’s still time, if I really want to, to crank out a shitty, rough draft of this thing, and then spend 2018 refining and rewriting.
If that happens, I’ll be okay with it. If it doesn’t, the world isn’t going to end.
The most important goal is that this thing is completed. I would like to eventually see all of this hard work produced on stage.
And besides: I’ve been practicing my Tony acceptance speech. I can’t let all that hard work go to waste, either.