I think we should be doing this all the time. I think it's been helpful for me to look at my character regularly, not just once a year.
I get nauseated at some of these. And yet, somehow, I'm doing it anyway.
I appreciate benchmarks and the structure they provide.
2 productions of full lengths
4 productions of shorts
Wrote 2 new full lengths and started a third while drastically revising two others.
A bunch o readings and workshops with new relationships with amazing companies and artists
More rejection taken mostly gracefully
I've written things that made me laugh and sometimes other people laugh
I've written things that scare me
New relationship. Like the romantic kind.
New kick ass friends.
My grandma survived a huge, life altering amazing surgery and did it like a champ
Made money from playwriting (a first)
2 publications of my work came out
I lost one of my closest friends, Dan, a man who inspired me, supported me, was a friend and champion. A man who helped me become both the writer and person I am.
We dedicated Ducks to Dan. We went to Vermont to workshop it in his house.
I sold my car, Milton, a great asset for years
Trip to Israel for the first time
Connection with new family
I got the big room in my apartment AND painted it
Middle Voice has a writers group
Got clearer about some health stuff
Became less afraid of some things
Became more afraid of others
I got an ipad with a keyboard so I can carry it around and write plays and have less strain on my neck
I loved a lot of people
This year was hard. And wonderful.
Happy New Year, Booboos.