Tonight I took a trip to the RCS (RSAMD) to visit their library; my mentor Isabel had recommended I read a play for research and I've been struggling to get hold of it online since. Luckily a quick search of their catalogue revealed they had a reference copy on the shelf, so I was able to go spend an hour reading it there and taking notes. I felt like I was doing proper homework. I'm researching, I'm learning, I'm developing; I'm a student again.
I met a couple of actor friends while there and adjourned to the pub for a catch up. We ended up in a passionate conversation about plays, projects, writing and life in general. It was great! I even slipped on my life coaching cap and found myself giving guidance and imparting words of wisdom. Yes, it's easy to forget that I can actually be a pretty useful guy to know if you're only used to reading about my more vulnerable explorations of self through this blog.
Did I mention I've actually been writing writing this week? I say that as a lot of the time I get trapped experimenting with notes and scribbles, but this week something's clicked and I have actual material rolling out. Loads of it, in fact—I've now got two respectable plays in progress, plus I've finished two decent short stories too. They all need editing, but the raw material's there. I haven't worked out where the motivation or flow is coming from, but whatever it is I've tapped, I'll have more of that please.
Today was a synchronous day; I kept meeting people I was happy to see. I like when that happens.