What I was doing was…

Having been doing this a month now (!?) this morning I spent 15 minutes on play redrafting work, clarifying: what am I trying to say with this play and what is the argument? Writing freehand, I explored the questions and landed on something clearer than what I’ve got now a.ka. good enough for the moment. Again having had those feedback conversations has helped move my thinking on and I also am holding the mindset that whatever I come up with doesn’t have to be perfect, just good enough for right now (and certainly no worse than what came before, but I didn’t have a clear answer before so anything new now is helpful). Had a feeling of ‘shit, I have a deadline for this draft, I should be writing pages of dialogue, not this’ but I know that time spent on better understanding the fundamentals of the story will pay off when I come to write scenes. Next I’m going to think about the time and experience of the play.