LA // Brief Stop

A little over a year ago, I’d just landed in LA. It was five months before the pub date of The Island Dwellers, and maybe four days before the writers room began for Tales of the City.

Things that have changed: 1) Tales has been written and has filmed. 2) The Island Dwellers is out. 3) The second book for Random House, a novel, is starting to become A Thing and not A Thing That Comes Next. 4) There is more gray in my hair.

Things that are the same: This apartment, and this lemon tree. IMG_0905IMG_0936

Pictorial Evidence of Serious Writers Seriously Writing

When you’re both writing in different rooms and you are definitely NOT talking to each other, or taking breaks to go get smoothies, or taking breaks to go on a hike, or taking pictures and texting them to each other, and you are getting SO much writing – not even Done, but Accomplished. IMG_1822

W is For…

In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m apparently only writing plays that start with W.

WITCH, a commission for Writers Theatre in Chicago, and a chance to get fresh with Jacobean drama.

WINK at Marin Theatre Company, a chance to get fresh in general.

W is also for Wandering, which is what you sometimes do when the Writer’s room ends for the day… IMG_1640