I’m in the middle of a big project. One that has been in the writing and planning stages for several months now. It’s a web series called Mags N Mel that I’ve co-written with Maritza Cabrera and we are co-producing and starring in it. It’s been a lot of work to get to this point and now we are halfway through shooting all the episodes. A feeling I used to feel when I was doing a play is starting to come over me and I’m a bit surprised at it’s appearance.
When you are planning something big there is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm leading up to the commencement of it. Months of planning, writing, rehearsing, what ifs and how abouts. All leading up to that first day or first performance or first launch. There’s so much energy in the air, you can feel it. Then you start and that feeling carries you through the first day or so. And then you realize, this is going to be a grind. More so that I thought it would be. And that feeling always surprises me because I don’t expect it. It’s happened midway through the run of a play, when my closet contents are spread all over the floor and when I’ve commenced a complicated craft project. That’s when the “ugh” factor kicks in and it’s not fun anymore. It’s work. I thought it was going to be fun!
We started this project for various reasons, to get ourselves in the Screen Actors Guild, put ourselves and our friends to work, create content and put our writing skills to use. All of these objectives have been accomplished but the project isn’t finished yet. Finding the enthusiasm and the drive not to mention the money to finish what I’ve started isn’t going to be easy but finishing it will be so rewarding. This is usually when I wish I had Samantha Stevens bewitching nose to just twinkle it into completion!