2013: Taking my own advice
This summer as I was writing The Failures, I liked to say that it was extra motivating because it was writing the same advice for my characters that I needed to take myself. If I kept writing encouragement and telling them to take risks, then I had to do it, too. Over this winter break—while I’ve had way too much time to think—I’ve been reminded to think this way again. Watching the video recording of the production yesterday made me realize that this advice is still applicable, even though I’ve moved on to other writing projects and theatre productions for the spring semester:
A: It sounds like you’re just as delusionally driven as the rest of us.
A: It’s not a bad thing. How else are we supposed to get there? Ignoring all the reasons why it might not work out is a very effective strategy. It just needs to be … . focused carefully.
I can be wise … when I’m writing for other characters. Hopefully I can channel this into the rest of my senior thesis. Speaking of which, I have less than 48 hours before I head back to Rice. Time to get writing again.
Happy New Year! May we all be a little “delusional” in 2013.