January through March have been surprisingly busy and happily productive months. I have been submitting my play Bedtime to theatre companies, festivals, and playwriting competitions with brave abandon, and though I do receive rejection letters and emails left and right, I have also started to receive positive feedback including requests for additional materials and even notice that I am a finalist for a playwriting prize.
While I am quite aware that the quality of the writing and the story and characters themselves certainly help get new plays and musicals produced, I have realized that there is an element of a numbers game involved as well. If I don't put my work out there into the hands of theatres, festivals, readers, etc., nothing will happen. Sharing the play is almost as scary as sitting down to the first blank page, but the positive feedback feels almost as wonderful as typing out the words "The End."