Wheee! I found a BIG surprise in my mailbox!
Okay, not technically big. Puppet Plays for Libraries is a slim little gem. But in spirit, it was HUGE.
You see, it’s been over a year since I was paid for my play, “Oh, Dear! Oh, Deer!” I hadn’t heard a word from the editor in ages. And I’d just about decided that this worthy project was a no-go.
But, wheee! I opened the envelope this month to find my swell book! And as it happens, my play has a Christmas tie-in, what with Santa Claus making an appearance. But it’s mostly a funny, mix-up kind of play explaining the concept of homonyms to little kidlets.
When I saw this call out for plays to be included in a book for use by libraries, I wasn’t sure I could manage an entire play. But I thought it would be fun to try. Plus, you know how I love libraries (and that goes for those puppet plays,too!). And you know what? I found that play-writing tapped into my favorite aspect in story-telling: dialogue.
Oh, and I also found myself in Bethlehem today. But if you want to know more about that trip, you’ll have to go see Cathy-on-a-Stick for her tasteful take on the day.
Yes, tasteful. It’s Bethlehem, y’all. (Okay, it’s mostly tasteful.)