What I was doing was…

Spending some time at Writers’ HQ creating a plan for the next draft of my play, based on the feedback and insights I’ve had over the past month since completing the previous draft. What I now have is a table of themes, from high level what-is-the-play-about, to structure, world and character and the questions I need to answer, then a second table of the more granular scene-level stuff that needs attention. Theming all the feedback and my own questions has helped make the task of redrafting feel more manageable and allowed me to create a hierarchy of what to work through first (the big thinking stuff) in a way that will inform the smaller stuff (actually rewriting scenes). I feel I’m honouring the feedback I’ve received in my own way and I’m glad I’ve got a thread to follow now to start me on draft two. Next time will be all about clarifying (once again) the play’s purpose, central question, argument and theme -pointless tinkering with anything else before that is in place.