Thursday, June 26, 2008


As I write this I keep thinking of the song Summertime from Porgy and Bess. That piece, along with the whole opera, was ahead of its' time in many ways. As writers I wonder how many times we are willing to be ahead of our time or do we stay with the tried and true?

There is something comforting about what we know and knowing we usually do it well. Still for me there is that small voice that says 'go ahead give it a try'. In many ways that voice has allowed me to do many things I may never have thought of. I wrote my first murder mystery play because someone said can you do it and I said yes. The same went for the one woman show I wrote and performed over ten years ago.

Now I am returning to my writing roots. It feels good, but am I ready to write what I feel I need to say or will I go with what is popular? As I plant the seeds of my future garden in this summer heat, I do hope they will grow to be useful. If not, at least I had fun tending the garden.

Doris McCraw

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