…that is terrifying me. It really seems to be happening. It’s called “Scrambled Eggs” – and it’s about a woman’s journey from childhood, dating, marriage, kid, career, hot flashes, you name it.
So for anyone who’s ever dreamt of getting your work out into the world and having a play or being on Huffington Post, or doing public speaking (which is what I am working on next) — it’s scary. IT REALLY IS.
But I just have to take it a day at a time and have faith that it will be fine.
Years ago, when I lived in Los Angeles, I had meetings with studio executives in huge, fancy offices on studio lots and they were effusive about my writing, “You’re like a female Barry Levinson, or Woody…” And that terrified me. I didn’t want that kind of pressure, so I bailed. I got married and moved back to NYC and had a baby and quietly did my writing and didn’t try all that hard. I tried, but being a woman, and being out of LA makes it very difficult.
I wouldn’t change a thing, it is all perfect.
I went through hell for a few years, it was one of the most intense and elevated periods of my life – divorce, death (my mother’s) and now I can write about it all and watch the play get produced next spring and hopefully inspire other women (and men) to not give up on their dreams. It may not happen in the time you imagine it will, or the way that you imagine, but it can still happen.
Last month, one of my Huff Post blogs landed on the mainpage of AOL. I even heard from my divorce attorney! I heard from people I haven’t heard from in years. This is such an adventure and as scary as it feels sometimes, it is exciting and fun – kind of like a roller coaster. Oh, wait, I hate roller coasters.
You can follow this journey, I will post updates and info along the way.