Script Frenzy!

As some of you know: last year I participated in “NaNoWriMo” – otherwise known as “National Novel Writing Month,” in which a whole lot of people churn out a whole lot of words in 30 days or less. The goal was to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. And… I did it! I blogged about it at Extra Criticum, Part I HERE and Part II HERE.

Now, overcome by spring fever – and succumbing to peer pressure from my friend Deirdre, as I so often do (thank you, Deirdre!) – I have decided to partake in the next act of overwhelming pressure from the creators of “NaNoWriMo“: it’s SCRIPT FRENZY, in which writers commit to churning out a 100 page script in the month of April.

Oh, I know you’re thinking: ED! How are you gonna manage it? Are you totally insane for taking this on right now?

And yes, honesty, I AM working on a stack of other writing projects, too: I’m polishing my pilot script, readying some TV show pitches, finishing the screenplay, the brief collection of avant-garde puppet plays… oh, and writing by day at my job, where we’re closing out the writing season.

Well, luckily, this time around I won’t be alone in my writing frenzy: I’m writing the Frenzy project as a team with my good buddy JIM, with whom I’ve reconnected after over a decade.

More on Jimmy later, but I’m sure some of you in NYC remember him from our last stunning collaboration, “Wicked Pudding: A Christmas Anti-Spectacular” – a revue which delighted literally six live theatergoers during the Christmas season of 1997. (OK, so four of them were my family, and two others wandered in by accident and were kind enough to stay, even though they didn’t speak English very well.)

All joking aside, I’m proud of the script of “Wicked Pudding” – maybe as proud of that piece as of almost anything I’ve ever done – and I’m honored and excited to write with Jimmy again.

I’ll post back here from time to time about how our Frenzy is going. (In all my free time, ha ha.) In the meantime: KITTY WIGS! Happy April.

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