It was 81 today in Bismarck. Tomorrow the forecast is for a high of 49. Welcome to October, freaks!!
I'm settling into the semester. I have finished the novel (Charley Cross and the London Dead) and have sent it to a fistful of agents. And I have finished the play (Grave Lullaby).
That's where most of my creative juices will be focused for the next six weeks--directing the play. That means working with a very talented cast to get them comfortable with their parts, helping them to develop their characters, etc. I'm already having a lot of fun, and being blown away as always at the process of theatre--the greater than the sum of its parts thing that happens. I'll be sharing some of that process as it happens.
This also means that this Friday we get to have BLOOD REHEARSAL!! We need to have a character bleed onstage at one point, and it needs to be surprising and creepy when it happens. So the blood matters. Thursday evening our tech director is going to cook up four or five different recipes of blood, and Friday afternoon we're going to dump them, one after the other, on our actress and see what they look like.
That's what fun's all about, y'all. Pics shall be forthcoming.
Three upcoming events as well, which can be found on the calendar and which I'll give more details on later. I'm just too excited about the blood right now.
In other news, my daughter has decided she's dressing up as Buffy for Halloween. My parenting is made of win.