Originally published in www.doesthisfontmakemelookfat.com on 09-06-12
The fourth draft has been read by the Avalon team and we are in the process of scheduling a meeting to arrange a table read and talk about marketing. The table read will tell us approximately how long the show will be. We had the rewrite of the beginning of the play critiqued at our Working Writers’ Forum last night. Some terrific suggestions. Thanks, all.
We are also in the process of novelizing the play and this has had an interesting side effect. Writing this story as fiction allows us room to do all that lasagna stuff I wrote about previously. As we did that, we got to know the characters better and it was easier to make the play longer. (We had been asked at the last meeting to add 20-30 pages.) When you find out that somebody wears red high tops you know something about them you didn’t before.