Well, guess what happened? I was invited to write up a script for a Murder Mystery Evening for the drama group.
Did I just say booklets? I did. The evening's adapted from a murder mystery game, and we intend to get the audience involved in guessing who the murderer is. They'll also get dinner.
Once I'd got the scripts sorted out, I then had to write some directions and put it in an organised manner, as well as add a few lines that would lead the cast from the stage to the audience. It gave me a chance to give the two lighter characters some lines.
So, it looks as though this year could be a good one for me. I'll have a hand in creating this May's murder evening and may have my own play performed in November, which I've offered to direct. Two plays in one year...kinda. Not bad if I do say so myself.
The sales of the books are keeping up as well, an average of one copy per month with no advertising, just people dropping by and having a peek, coming across it randomly.
All of which means, to me at least, that I'm happiest being a slow burner, letting things build up gradually. In the ten years since I started writing seriously I've come a long way and learnt a lot. It may take me another ten years before I earn anything like enough to consider it a second income, but hey, what's the hurry.
I'll take heart from what I've achieved, admire what's coming and start planning next year's events.
See you Friday.