A couple of weeks ago, the lovely lady over at Living in the Moment made her very own summer to-do list, which prompted me to do the same. Except it took me a bit longer, because…reasons.
Anyway, it was actually incredibly helpful for a busy Laidig such as myself; the more I thought about it, the more I realised that I have a bit of a mountain to climb this summer. So I have decided to make a little series over the next few months, partly for myself, but mainly because right now, I just have a lot to do.
Now, don’t get too excited, but for the first time in a very long time, I actually have something to promote.
The biggest to-do on my list is to finish this play. I have no choice on that one. Because if I don’t, there will be hell to pay from many, many places. I mean, it must be official because it’s on two websites and on Facebook; one for the venue, and one for the Fringe Festival’s programme.
“A pantomime dame takes a deep breath and steps onto the stage in one of Shakespeare’s most challenging roles.”
While my blurb is only marginally inaccurate – I have no idea which of the many roles would be the most challenging, nor do I intend to propose one – it does pretty much what it says on the tin. There will be Shakespeare. And there is a panto dame. There is also a panto horse, a conspiracy in the theatre world, and boy who’s name may or may not be Sue. Welcome to my current existence in amongst all the other items on my list:
Seven days remain to complete my first draft and, as it stands, I’m two scenes off of done. Or at least, in terms of the scenes I have planned so far. I’m already uncomfortably aware of the gaps in my story, but my inner editor is currently under nail and tether until I reach the end. And I will reach the end.