When’s the best time to write?

I find it painful to write at night.  Unless I’m under a deadline and then I’m overcome with a special kind of focus.  In general though, I do find that mornings are the best for my actual writing. I remember reading an article about determining when your most productive writing time was.  For a week,…

Is Art fair?

I just read an article about an anonymous letter someone sent to NOW Magazine.  Don’t you just love Facebook?  But that’s probably another blog… Anyway, the crux of the letter is about the author’s opinion that there is a lot of favouritism in the Toronto Theatre scene.  And people in positions of power or influence…

On the other hand…

You know what I said yesterday?  Ignore it. It’s back on.  I’ll write like a maniac and make the decision to submit on May 18. By the way, this is the tenth consecutive blog of the 30 day blogging trial.  One third of the way there. Enough blogging.  Must write!

Don’t just do something. Stand there.

You know how I said that I was going to work on my application package to get into the CFC Television writing program?  I have been working on it, but it’s been with the desperation of knowing that I am rushing and not giving it my best effort.  These things need time. I was talking…

On the occasional need to whinge

I like to think of myself as a glass half full kind of person.  Stuff happens, but it’s your reaction to the things that happen to you that’s important.  The first quarter of 2012 was very tough for me.  In early January, my father passed away.  That was tougher than I thought it would be. …

Another curtain closes for the final time

I just came back from the cast party for the children’s show I was in (Babe the Sheep-Pig).  And I’m going through that bittersweet feeling of being happy that the show is over because I get some of my free time back, but also being sad that it’s over because I don’t get to spend…

To Enter or Not to Enter a Contest

Recently, my youngest daughter was at a singing competition where she was adjudicated with five other girls.  As I listened to them perform, I ranked them according to what I thought were strengths and weaknesses.  When they were all done, I thought my daughter could have come in first, second or third; depending on what…