I love the start of a new year. I love the challenges I put on myself and the excitement that comes from making and sticking to a checklist. It’s going to be hard to top 2014. I got my MFA in Playwriting, wrote a full-length play I’m very proud of, and we released the Docket 32357 web series in its entirety! Because of this and so many other things, 2015 has a tall order to fill, but as I said, I love a good challenge.
Randy and I have been hard at work on Docket 32357 Season Two. Our discussions about the story and these characters are daily and sometimes are the cause of argument (all for the greater good) of what he/she would do and why this and that. It’s a wonderful process I wouldn’t change for anything. I find myself becoming so involved with my characters. When Season One ended, I was sad because I was really going to miss Valerie and Lois. They became old friends I knew very well. That’s a good sign when writing. You should know your characters so well that they become old friends. While mapping out this season, I felt nervous. Would my new friends fit the bill? It’s so hard to meet characters you take to so strongly. And am I even in the market for new close friends? Maybe I’m happy with who I have and should just stop while I’m ahead?
My writer friends should know what I’m talking about. While it sounds a little nutty, this truly is what goes through my mind when I’m writing a new story after all, you’re welcoming us into your world. That’s something I don’t take lightly. So as I sit here writing what is my favorite scene of next season, I choose to take the leap. I choose to get to know these characters and I have to tell you, it’s nice to get that warm feeling again.