Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Very Exciting Writing News

Wow, I could get used to this whole paid to write thing!

Several exciting projects on the horizon/happening now/happening soon.

Firstly, I am now the Norfolk Theater Examiner on Examiner.com! I see plays, write reviews about them, offer advice about upcoming plays, bash Ticketmaster whenever I get the chance, and occasionally get paid for my work. Mostly, this site is an opportunity to get my name out there, but also to put a little pressure on me to write every week. I'm supposed to submit 2-3 articles a week...I don't think there is that much theater in this area, but we'll see.

Secondly, a tour that I wrote for Visual Travel Tours about Colonial Williamsburg is now available (sort of)! Visual Travel Tours is a website where one can download pictures and audio onto a mobile phone and walk around while a person in the know (like me) narrates the things you are seeing, the stories behind the visual. You can download the text and photos now, the recorded version is coming soon. I am hoping to write more tours for this company, including a spring tour, focussing on all the plants and baby sheeps in the historical area.

And lastly--for everyone happy that I'm writing but sad that I am not writing theater--Colonial Williamsburg is going to produce a PLAY WHAT I WROTE, opening sometime in July. SQUEE. I wrote this play at the request of my boss after she heard the VP of the historical area say it might be a "good idea" to write a play "with clothes." Two weeks later the rough draft of "Fashion Before Ease" landed on her desk, and after two months in limbo, it got the green light to be included in the evening programs lineup. SQUEE PART DEUX. This show will be opening sometime in July, running one or two nights a week for a couple months...so there is definitely adequate time for everyone to see it...AND I KNOW YOU ALL WANT TO.

Very happy, very excited...and now you must excuse me, I'm off to IHOP for pancakes and working on the Billy Lee Project...we all know the muse needs coffee to keep going.


Jack Bunny said...

'bout time you stopped just sitting around and started doing actual work.
(I'm proud of you and very very happy for you.)


Samantha said...

Congratulations dear!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You have always had wonderful talent, and I'm so excited for you!!! I still remember reading your stories in eigth grade and thinking, "now THIS girl can write!!


Lisa said...