Friday, March 27, 2009

No, but in the best possible way

I got two rejections on my play this week. One, from a theater in Baltimore, was just a flat-out "thanks but no thanks." The other one was from a well-respected theater here and it was much more encouraging. They said they "found it thoughtful and warmhearted, with intriguing and well-observed characters." The reason they passed on it was that it was "a bit talky" for their tastes. But that's fine! What it means is, they thought it was good, just not what they were looking for. But it may very well be what another theater is looking for. I just have to find them. So I will keep on sending the play out to other places. Eventually it will find the right home.

This is the last day of my vacation. I ended up doing very little all week. I went to the movies and saw Duplicity. I really liked it. Way better than I had expected. I went running a few times. I got my taxes done. That was about it. But I slept late every day and by today the bags under my eyes were finally gone. It will probably take about a day or two back at work for them to reappear.


fermicat said...

Keep trying. I am amazed when I read about how many times my favorite authors were rejected before some publisher finally took a chance on them. It won't happen if you don't send it out there, so I am happy to hear that you haven't given up.

TheWriteGirl said...

I had a boss a long time ago who clued me into that. After about a year there, I went in and told him I was hoping I wouldn't have to ask for a raise. He told me, if you don't ask, you won't get it. So I keep asking.

BC said...

I start my week off at the end of next week. I cant wait. I think we all need a break. I dont have anything planned. Just cleaning the house and sleeping late.

Good luck on the play. There is always a place for everything. :D