I’ve hit another wall in writing the play and I’m trying to figure out if it coincides with one of the 100 page blocks I usually get with novels. I think I’m about 2/3 of the way done 60 out of roughly 90-100 pages so I think it might.
Over the last couple of days I’ve ripped out a couple of scenes and switched my first act to the second act and other assorted tricks. What it all comes down to is that I’m still trying to figure out how to tell this story as a play Actually I’m still trying to learn how to write a play. One acts are absolutely no preparation for writing a full-length play, much as writing short stories are really no help in learning how to write a novel. I think my best bet right now is to just finish the rough draft, no matter how messy it is, and then figure out what to do with it. Just like I did with my first novel.
I guess this is part of the pain of continually challenging yourself. You have to keep relearning everything.