Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Night Out

Good morning, world!

Firstly, my apologies for the late past. I received an email asking for advice which required more immediate attention than today's post. I am very flattered I was asked advice, really.

In writing news, and some advice for aspiring writers, if you're ever wondering if you should go through and edit again, the answer is always yes! I made some pretty extensive changes in some sections of the manuscript, and some pretty minor ones in the rest in the second round of edits. This time around, I've spotted missing words (which I probably accidentally deleted during the second round), sentences that are fairly awkward (for which I am famous) and some very few formatting errors.

I am so glad that I'm going through the manuscript again.

Even though I despise the process.

It's going quite quickly, actually. I went through eight chapters (roughly 109 pages). If I manage to keep up that pace, I ought to be finished in about four more days. If I can manage that, I'll actually meet the deadline I set for myself. Excuse me while I faint from surprise.

With the writing news out of the way, I've have to tell you about last night. It was an incredible night out at the theatre. It's been such a long time since I've been to the theatre. I really ought to do it more often.

As a birthday present, my most excellent flatmate bought me a ticket to see Fiddler on the Roof at the N.A.C. For those not in the know, that's the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. It was opening night last night.

Quite normally on a Tuesday I go to training. I'm quite devoted to my Martial Arts training, and don't normally skip class. In fact, when asked if I would go to the N.A.C. on a Tuesday, I almost said no. I'm very glad I said yes.

J.M-B. and I got all dressed up to go last night. I do not understand people who attend the theatre in jeans and torn T-shirts. It's the theatre. That's just me, however. I was raised to dress nicely for the theatre. It's very old fashioned, I suppose.

All in all, it was a brilliant night. There were some things I would have done differently, particularly in the second act, but it was a stellar performance. The gentleman who played Tevye, whose name I simply cannot remember now, was by far and large the best person on stage. It's no wonder. He's been in over 3 000 productions of Fiddler on the Roof, and has played Tevye in 1 500 of those productions. He was very good.

I laughed, I cried. It was awesome!

I noted in the programme that The Lion King is coming to the N.A.C. this coming summer. I will gladly skip training again to go see it. I have the money for the ticket right on reserve!

Oh theatre! If I had the money, I'd be there much more!

It was a brilliant night. Thanks so much, J.M-B. That was a wonderful birthday gift!

Alright, I must get to editing. Have a lovely Wednesday everyone!


Anonymous said...

John Preece plays Tevye, and I have to agree, he is magnificent! I thought the play was wonderful too.

S.M. Carrière said...

Thank-you, Anonymous! Yes, it was John Preece who played Tevye. Well, plays, really. It's still going.

It was great. I miss the theatre very much, and wish I had the opportunity, and funds, to see it more often.

I'm glad you enjoyed it also.