What I was doing was…

Beginning to marshal a month’s worth of development work on the play into something that helps me write actual script pages. I started creating cards for each of the play’s characters to keep track of all the things I’ve discovered about them (made up) e.g. their wants, their relationship to the play’s central argument, how they make decisions etc. This was helped by recognising that I need ways to help me move from the convergent phase of coming up with lots of new stuff, into the convergent bit where all of that has to turn into something -the character cards were an idea sparked by having done the same thing on the last draft for individual scenes. Feeling like I’m moving slowly, wondering if I’m procrastinating, but ultimately feeling confident that I am finding ways to diligently take all the ideas forward and not jumping into writing pages of dialogue straight away. Will finish the character cards tomorrow.