Meanwhile my heart is really focused on the new writing I want to do, for Mountains of Madness. I spent some time working on it over lunch today. I have so many ideas in my head, about icebergs and the sound of a ship being crushed slowly and movies of doomed ponies being loaded on that ship - it's hard to get it all out there and put the magic on paper. I thought it would be easy but I've just not been working on it at all. New writing requires energy and I only have it on weekends. Well, I guess that's what the trip to Albuquerque is all about, getting that magic to happen.
Then there's my idea bubbling around in my head, for a four woman show about the life of Queen Elizabeth done with original music of the era. I have a lot of research to do for that. No rush to write it - I expect I might be ready to start on in in June, when I go to Sardinia again.
And of course there's Space Age Love Songs, which I haven't even finished transcribing, much less started rewriting. Really, it seems like I have so much to do, but having the day job isn't really holding me back ... most of these ideas need to cook anyway. I do really hope this is the year I get three plays written, since last year was not.