Ha! I just realized this has become a thing. Every half a year or so, I log on to this blog and realize it's been half a year since I was last here.
Well, it's good to keep on a schedule.
Speaking of schedules, I am taking some big steps. That's right! I'm thinking about maybe sometime in the future possibly perhaps doing a lot more not only with my writing, but doing more with my outreach on social media, including upping my Instagram and BIG things for my YouTube. Whew! All of which necessitates making a schedule, which is another thing!
Boy, it's lucky I don't have to worry about this blog for another half a year. :D
So upcoming, I have a few things on the burner, such as:
-Changing my YouTube channel name (there'll be an announcement video, so keep an eye out for it like you do all my videos, what, you don't watch my videos, you didn't even know I had a channel, wait who am I again, ok FINE you can find the latest video at the bottom of the page if you haven't seen it yet, but you have, right??)
-Learning how to interview people for said channel. This is a thing I've been meaning to do for some time, but I'm not technically minded, and...computers are hard, ok? Let alone trying to figure out interview questions. And, naturally, while I've been hemming and hawing and putting off learning this, someone else has gotten there and I'm going to look like I'm copying them, story of my life. But I can't fault the dude who does it, he does a good job. You can find the channel I'm talking about here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsJy2QK_rqoJca9sE4X6zSQ
-Getting caught up on channel videos. I have a ton of ideas, only about half of which I can film due to location/casting restrictions at this time, but the other half I should be able to do. When the kids don't have off school. Which, because of nasty winterness, has been happening a lot. So I have to concentrate on getting back on schedule *sigh*.
-Writing! What is this strange thing called writing? Ok, so here's a rundown of my sad sad story of not writing lately: I have to write in the morning, I just can't do it at any other time. I'm fortunate enough to be a stay at home Mom since my third kid was born, and he went to a sitter for the first few years. Unfortunately, his sitter retired at the end of last January, and she was so dang affordable that I couldn't place him anywhere else. Fortunately, I was able to find a preschool that I could afford and get him in at the beginning of last school year. Unfortunately, it's only for a couple of hours in the morning, and I have other things to do. Even if I set that time aside for writing, I'm just not the type who can get anything written in so short a time (and that includes things like travel to and from the school, so...). Yep, not a lot of writing since then. I'm basically counting down until August when the next school year begins with FULL! DAY! KINDERGARTEN! (Confetti, brass band playing Stars and Stripes Forever). Any writing I've been able to do at all has been YouTube scripts. BUT once I get a bit more caught up...
-Continuing the point of the last hyphen (above), which got off on a tangent. *ahem* Writing! I'm developing a story series I'm going to submit to an online publisher and see where that goes. That's...it, really. The entire point I was trying to get to above.
-Play workshops. Maybe. It's been a couple of years since my last one, and my home theatre has undergone a sea change; now the board is comprised of people I mostly don't know. I submitted a request to continue workshops, and possibly expand it to other playwrights (a venture I would take charge of). I'm very excited about the possibility, but I have to wait until they have their meeting and get back to me with their decision. If so, great! If not...I'm not sure. I don't have an "in" with any other local theatres, and with being busy with kids, that could be tricky. But I have a couple of ideas for options, so we'll just wait and see on this one.
Did I mention my channel? :D See, but here's the thing. There's so much I want to do with that. I want it to be like a hub for writer stuff. Anything about writer stuff, I want it to be found there. Big plans! BIG PLANS! I don't quite know how to make them all happen, but pfft, pesky details. I have high hopes and dreams. Maybe, once the kids go to school, I can figure it all out and get the ball rolling.
Here's hoping it doesn't squash me.
(Ha! Squash! As in ball! Ha! See, because squash is a ball game I'll let myself out).
Writer, dancer, actress, mother, me.