I read somewhere that you should try to do things you want to do but don't know how, and embrace the failure. Be unafraid to fail. Failure leads to learning and skill development. Well, I failed at this right away and I have learned from my failure.
I bit off way much more than I could chew, given my work schedule and my current, nearly non-existent writing habits. I am going to start again slowly, like my running. I am currently running between 4 and 10 miles a day with most runs being about 6 miles long. I did not start out that way. I started running ten minutes and a barely finished a mile. I did that for a couple weeks, then I added more time and more. Soon the amount of time I ran became less important than the distance. Now I think nothing of running 6 miles in slightly less than an hour.
I am going to apply that same logic to this blog. Start slowly. One or two plays a week and build up my stamina and skills until this is something that I will be able to do more easily.
I am currently in Boston. I am going to my high school reunion. I have a book of plays with me and I will have a bit more time than my usual work week allows, so I will do some reading and blogging this week and weekend. When I am back in Pittsburgh I will follow the new plan. It seems that I've had a number of visitors. I hope that continues. Thank you for checking out this and wish me well with the new plan.
Until I blog next,
Your play reading pal,