It occured to me recently that a playwright is a potential job creator, for specific types of people. That got me thinking.
Like many writers, I hit a snag when writing my first novel and was overcome with feelings of self-doubt. I thought my project was doomed, until I learned about the universal law of three, and a deeper truth about the creative process was revealed to me.
When I signed up in late October 2016 I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. NanoWriMo isn’t just a writing challenge, it’s a bootcamp, social network, learning platform, and Fitbit for words all-in-one.
I feel that one of the roles of an artist is to be the Greek chorus, to call attention, and say, in a beautiful, compelling way, “we need to examine this. We need to look at our mistakes.”
I love living in the Hudson Valley. It’s beautiful. It’s full of inspiration. The people are interesting and the food is fantastic. So why, when I think about submitting my work, do I not think of starting at home?