Today I have the Scholars Conference where I’ll be presenting my paper. Unlike the last couple of years, I froze it on Tuesday night and printed it out first thing Wednesday morning before I left for the airport. I will be delivering it acoustically… that is, I won’t be reading it off the computer as I did before but off the paper at the rostrum.
I spent most of Friday listening to writers talk about writing, so when I came back to the hotel to get rested and ready for the gala dinner, I did a little work on a play that I started a couple of years ago and haven’t gotten past Act I, Scene 2. Thank you, Arthur Kopit.
It’s been a long time since I’ve written about the writing process, and I don’t plan to launch into a long post about it now (you’re welcome), but coming to Inge always makes me re-evaluate the process I go through when I write. That covers everything from your average BBWW blog rant to a novel or play. I’ve had the chance to do that this week, too, and in a lot of ways hearing how really successful and brilliant writers do it has affirmed my own methods.
What a relief.