The past month, or so, I’ve had a hard time getting back into writing. And a harder time figuring out why. It’s not as though there hasn’t been a lot to write about when it comes to soaps and serialized storytelling. After the deluge of controversy surrounding the first season finale of AMC’s The Killing in mid-June finally settled down, I was preparing to try and make some sense of that when on July 7th the news that Prospect Park would be licensing the on-line rights to All My Children and One Life to Live from ABC and moving the shows to the Web first broke. I certainly have some thoughts about that, but was on vacation the next week. And since I returned, I just haven’t been able to concentrate on the tasks at hand.
What I found myself thinking about instead was a play I completed several years ago – or so I thought. It’s called things left unsaid...six short stories – short plays, actually, the first of which I wrote in 2000; the last in 2007. And not in order, or with the intention of connecting them, which required some finessing at the time. But, apparently, there was a bit more to finesse, which is how I spent the last couple of weeks. Take a look at the revised version here.
Now, I’m ready to get back to work. There are the multiple lives of One Life to Live’s to consider (this is not a good thing); the rumors that AMC and OLTL may be headed to cable as well as the Web; the sad news that TNT cancelled Men of a Certain Age; and the happy surprise that is ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. And, of course, I’m hoping to complete my piece on The Killing debacle while it’s still culturally relevant, she said hopefully. (pun fully intended.)
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