|Good Morning from Wallingford, PA|
I now have 121 pages of Alice in Wonder.
On Monday night, two friends listened and then Saturday morning four listened, including three who hadn't heard any of it before. The first group heard Alice's Helen sequence and reflections on This River of Women Theatre Company. The second group heard Alice's reflections on the theatre company, and her performance of Breakin' Block-on and Rip Van Winkle's stories. They then witnessed Alice's need to change her performance venue. They also heard this poem:
And they loved it! I am "a good writer," at least from what they heard. We took turns reading, so I got to hear parts of it as audience. I think it "reads" better aloud than on the page--that it's still a performance. But the event left me grinning. I am happy with the listeners' responses and with the questions they asked about what more they wanted to know that might expand their knowledge of the main character. I am already in the middle of making the visual life-line for Alice suggested by the Arts and Spirituality Director Jesse. By doing this drawing, I'll see where more highs and lows are needed.It will take a lot more work to make it a page-lingerer rather than a page-turner, but I am going to lay that aside for now. First I will write on until the end which is at least another 120 pages away.