My first reaction was to jump up and down even though I couldn't really jump much with my sore leg and phone up my parents to tell them the good news, then share it with the family when they got home. While I've had many articles and a few short stories published, along with competition semi-finals, this was huge! I was going to have my work put on stage in my home town for my whole family to see!
Every joyful moment from working with the talented festival coordinator and founder Yvette Nolan (former Saskatoon Public Library Writer-in-Residence) who guided me in making the play the best it could be before sending it onto the fabulously creative and helpful director Philip Adams (Executive Director, Sage Hill Writing Experience) who put the final work into the hands of an immensely talented group of actors and crew including On the Boards Staging Company, I can't say thank you enough for all their dedication and generosity. And having my family's support and encouragement was tremendous!
I had so much fun, I was even persuaded to do something I never thought I'd do in my lifetime - Kristen Holfeuer, administrator of the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre suggested I apply for the upcoming 24 hour Playwriting Competition. Happy to say, I was accepted and have been spending the last few days determining characters, etc. If only I can manage to stay awake and rest when necessary resulting in a great piece of work. Win or lose, my only desire is to create something that will further my writing career and I can share with others again. Anything is possible, dear writers and creative artists, if you put your heart and soul into it, good things will happen.