If you’ve been following my blog at all, you probably know by now that I’ve been taking a sketch comedy writing class. I started at the beginning of the year, and tomorrow I start Writing 5. Which is kind of exciting, because we had to submit a scene to move on to the class.
In Writing 5, we will be putting together an actual show, which we will stage in Writing 6, and then will run at one of the theaters at Second City. How fun is that?
So I am looking toward tomorrow with a wide mix of feelings. It’s strange to think that something I started on a lark at the beginning of the year has become such a regular fixture. There’s been a rhythm to it all, the classes and the homework. The fun of seeing my classmates each week.
And now it’s heading toward something else. I really don’t know that sketch comedy writing is my thing, I do much better with the expanse of a full novel’s worth of room to flesh and twist and humorize, but there is a certain satisfaction in trying something new, even if it’s not something you’re that great at, and giving it a whole shot anyway.
Check out my full-length novels, Her Cousin Much Removed, The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management and Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only), and the sequel, Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) which is now available!