Friday, March 04, 2005

It's a good day...for now...

I write musicals. Which, when it's going well, is like one big party. The kind with an open bar and lots of shrimp cocktail. However, when it isn't going well, it's about as fun as being ass raped by monkeys.

Today was a good day. One of the shows I'm working on just had a pretty successful reading and the show looks like it has a future. But I've starred in that movie before and it didn't have such a great ending. Still, hope springs eternal. So today it's going well. There is cocktail sauce all over my shirt. But, of course, these things can always take a turn for the worse, so I'm also greasing up for the monkeys. It's not that I'm a pessimist. I just like to be prepared for catastrophic failure at all times.

One of the hardest things about writing is getting notes. You spend months and days and hours and years finding the perfect rhyming couplet and someone comes along and says it's clunky or just not as funny as you'd told yourself it was. But after years of doing this, you learn to breathe and think of a better way to approach the problem than leaping from a window. You learn to talk yourself down from the ledge. And you surround yourself with people who like you no matter what happens with your little show.

But today is a good day. So I'm trying to be positive. Upbeat. And if my life were a musical, I'd burst into song. Something with tap-dancing, maybe. Or set on a yacht in the 40's. Cue the music and limber up, kids. We're about to start the big opening number! Everybody ready? Away we go! And a one, and a two...

1 Comments:

Blogger Adam said...

Sounds like an exciting business.

I like how you worked shrimp cocktails and ass monkey's into the same post!

7:55 PM  

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