2012: A Recap

Jan 2, 2013 by

Well, here we are. The year that the Mayans thought would never happen. The year that’s essentially a bonus round for the human race. I love change, and 2012 was such a slam-bang year that I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store. But first, before we wipe the dust of 2012 completely from our feet (and shoulders), let me reminisce for a moment about what the big 2-doz brought me and taught me.

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My Cheatin’ Heart, Chica...

Oct 20, 2012 by

Lights up on CHELSEA, alone on the stage, which is decorated to resemble one of Chicago’s cozy, imaginative bars like The Long Room or The Hungry Brain. She leans in to her companion and begins to speak furtively, desperately. We are watching something deeply private.

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Banishing the Blahs

Sep 28, 2012 by

Last week, I found myself feeling more than a little mopey; a combination of writer’s block and my empty 2013 calendar tossed me into a mild depression.. A change of scenery was in order, I figured, since it had been a good month since I’d done any traveling (which is really an eternity for me). My destination would be Boone, North Carolina and I was flying solo.

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Aug 12, 2012 by

In order to make sure that I do my duty and watch EVERY SINGLE episode, I am going to hold myself accountable by keeping track of my short reactions to every episode. I gotta say, I’ve been pretty good so far at identifying character and plot reveals before they happen, but I’m hoping the show will up the ante and get further away from me as time goes on. I’m confident that it will. The total episode count is 121.

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On Writing and Writers

Aug 2, 2012 by

My fantabulous friend Sheena LaShay has produced two more videos from our outdoor interview session in NYC a few months ago. Both of these deal with being a writer and what that means for life and livelihood.

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California Dreamin’

Jul 12, 2012 by

I’ll be visiting Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento over the next 10 days. I plan to be thrilled and ecstatic and nostalgic and very busy. I am going to hug a lot of people. I promise lots of updates.

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Just a quick end-of-May update

May 30, 2012 by

This is what’s going on with me: I’m learning about what goes on in the marketing department of a production company in the weeks before a premiere, and editing plays about divorcées, immortals, and lobbyists. Just another day in the life.

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BLOGATHON: Final Prize Announc...

May 27, 2012 by

Announcement, Dear Readers: One week left of BLOGATHON! All four prizes in the BLOGATHON Gift Collection are herewith revealed!

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BLOGATHON: Prize #3 Announced

May 19, 2012 by

Announcement, Dear Readers: Prizes 1, 2, and 3 of the BLOGATHON Gift Collection are herewith revealed!

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A Few Final Photos of NYC in M...

May 14, 2012 by

A few final memories of this month’s trip to NYC: the reading of my new play, a trip to Coney Island, cupcakes and Broadway and friendship, oh my!

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BLOGATHON : Prize #2 Announced

May 12, 2012 by

Announcement, Dear Readers: Prizes 1 and 2 of the Blogathon Gift Collection are herewith revealed!

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BLOGATHON : Prize #1 Announced

May 4, 2012 by

Announcement, Reader-Friends! The first of the four BLOGATHON prizes is herewith revealed!

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My Interview on Shiva’s ...

Apr 30, 2012 by

Just thought, if you’re interested in the playwrighting side of my world, you might want to hop over to the formidable blog of Ms. Sheena LaShay. She interviewed me for her “Shiva’s Muse” blog (where she has also interviewed my awesome husband), and it was a ton of fun.

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Cleanse it to Wins It — ...

Apr 19, 2012 by

I would like to tell you I have spent the last six days meditating and turning my desire for bad foods into positive energy, but mostly I have spent the last six days working like a crazy person and daydreaming about fried things. But it does feel nice to know that everything I’m putting into my system right now is good for it, instead of trying to eat some veggies and fruits to “make up for” the sugar and cheese and coffee. There is nothing to balance out. For the last six days, it’s been all good.

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Back in the Saddle (whose hors...

Mar 9, 2012 by

I subconsciously believed that this trip back would be like taking a breath for the first time in a long time. I kept telling myself that if I could make it though another day, another week, in the mountains, I could get back to my real life in March. But the longer I’m in Chicago, the more I realize that my “real life” might not have been all I cracked it up to be.

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