Friday, April 30, 2010

script frenzy 2010

So here it is April 30th, the last day for 100 pages in 30 days, and I've got all of 68 pages done. So, I didn't get my stage play completed in 30 days, but I've got most of it done. And I'll finish it so that, hopefully, I'll be able to have it performed this summer, or at least the first act of the play. I'm planning to have it as a puppet show. It's for kids, about St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio. Now that I'm not chained to the guidelines of Script Frenzy, I'm free to make the acts and scenes the way I want them. This challenge has been quite a learning experience. I never would have tried to write a play if I hadn't signed up for this. Very interesting and educational!

Monday, April 19, 2010

nanowrimo & script frenzy

It's driving me crazy! My laptop has decided not to recognize the memory stick that I have my stage play on. I've saved some of it on the hard drive, but not all. In fact, I've written Act I scenes 1, 2 & 3 and Act II scenes 1 & 2. All I can retrieve is Act 1 scene 1 and Act II scene 2. Grrr! I have to check the memory stick on the desktop and see if I can get more there. Now. There. I've vented, so now I'll get on with it. Maybe. I hope.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday School lesson

Today I was teaching a Sunday School lesson about what one of my seminary profs called "The Picnic on the Beach". It's John 21:1-19, where the disciples have been fishing all night without success, and Jesus appears and sends them back to try again. This time they come back with a net full of fish (153 fish; apparently there's some significance to the number but I don't know what it is). And the result is the disciples and Jesus have a nice breakfast together. They didn't recognize Jesus at first, which is also remarkable since this is his third appearance to them since his crucifixion. The children were most impressed with the photos of the location of this beach picnic, the Sea of Galilee (aka Lake Tiberius or Lake Gennereset). The red on the left side of the picture is my jacket. We were at a restaurant at the Sea of Galilee having lunch (fish, of course) on February 8, 2010, my son's birthday. We phoned him from there, and he was appropriately impressed!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

nanowrimo & script frenzy

In case you've been looking for more about that trip, you'll have to wait a bit longer. This month (April) is similar to November. Why? Because November is NANOWRIM, aka National Novel Writing Month, when competitors have to write a 50,000 novel in 30 days. In April, the same organization has a competition called Script Frenzy, when competitors have to write a 100 page screenplay or stage play or something similar. I've elected to write a stage play about St. Francis of Assisi. I'm calling it The Wolf and the Saint because the story is told by the Wolf of Gubbio. It is now April 15th, and I've written only about 30 pages, so I'm behind time. So, most if not all of my writing right now is the play. I'll let you know how it goes. I "won" the NANOWRIMO, and I hope to "win" Script Frenzy.