What did I do the past year? At the same time, a lot and little. Here’s ten of my favorite things things I did in 2013.
- Wrote this beautifully dark dystopian romance called The Ghost Symphony, which might have been my favorite thing I’ve ever written
- Was in a production of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, turned wonderfully Wes Anderson-esque
- Jumped into the Minnesota Fringe Festival for the first time and saw something like fifteen inspiring shows
- Finally finished writing The Ice Storm—a farcical stageplay I’ve been writing for just shy of a year
- Started directing Check Please, my first stage directing endeavor
- Just generally wrote a lot. Across the Threshold. Sepulveda Boulevard. Double Vision. Black Mirror. The Daymare Tempest. Threnody. Nightfall Dawning.
- Started a spec script for 30 Rock, which I left unfinished. But anything that’s titled “Brian Williams is Not a Crook!” might be worth considering finishing.
- Traveled to South Carolina to discuss indie film with a screenwriter
- Saw Phantogram at First Avenue, which pretty much made my life
- Started Hide the Sun, this huge effort of short films with overlapping themes and progressing darkness, which I hope to be finishing within the first half of next year
I didn’t get to everything on my 2013 Projects list, which I’m okay with. I never wrote that feature-length film noir. I never fleshed out The Red Shoes into a full-length stageplay. It was a year of finishing things. It was a year of being inspired. And now we go forth into 2014, and we make wonderful things.