Well, done and dusted apart from the notes I’ll be getting from the director. Wow! THIS is why I’m a writer. There’s fun in the production, great fun in the team work, wonderful fun in collaboration and editing and honing…. but this is the pinnacle of writing. Finishing a script, and loving it. Just LOVING it. Tomorrow I will see the flaws, the squint, the knock knees, the sagging structure, the clunky lines… for now, there is elation and fulfilment. Yayyy! At this moment, it’s perfect.
And before you ask, yes, it makes me laugh. It may not make anyone else laugh, but I love the characters, they make me smile and roll my eyes and chuckle and there’s a couple of belly laughs. Well, quiet belly laughs. Almost-belly-laughs.
What’s it about? It’s about a woman, good with words, but too casual, who hurts someone with them (hmm, wonder where I got that from?), and it’s about James 3:7 & 8
“All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.”
But hey – it’s a comedy romance so all is well that ends well.
There is something in my life that I need help with. I’ve battled with it for years and thought I was managing it, but wasn’t. I’ve prayed about it, but never turned to a fellow human-bink, never trusted anyone enough, to admit I need help with it. Today I did. And the help has been offered. So, really, really, Mr Shakespeare, you got it right on so many fronts for me today – all really is well that ends well. Today has ended well.
Thank you, God. My lovely God, from whom ALL good things come. From Him comes the joy of writing, the satisfaction of creating a character, the excitement that something exists tonight that didn’t exist last night, the complete humility and realisation that it’s nothing to do with me, that it’s all to do with Him. And that is so liberating. My God is a wonderful God, the powerful God. SO powerful. And so tender.