October 2, 2011
1,000 Word Kick Off
I’m in Ireland, having just finished running my first workshop . All went well, I think (I’m waiting to get feedback).
Managed to hit my 1,ooo word target for the six month challenge. I promise to post properly when I’m back on my own Internet connection. Well done to all you who’ve had a good lift off and have also met your targets.
From Ireland, Sue Healy is Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre, London, a full-time Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. Her book on theatre literary management is published by Routledge, December 2022.
Sue is an award-winning writer for stage, TV, and prose writer.
Her current project, a 6x60minute TV series, is under option. She is under commission with Lone Wolf Media, producers behind PBS’ “Mercy Street”, to co-write the pilot and treatment for a six-part TV series.
Her most recent stage-play, Imaginationship (2018), enjoyed a sold out, extended run at the Finborough and later showed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Her previous stage productions include Cow (Etcetera Theatre, 2017) and Brazen (King’s Head Theatre, 2016), funded by Arts Council England. Sue’s short plays have been performed at the Criterion (Criterion New Writing Showcase), Arcola (The Miniaturists) and Hackney Attic (Fizzy Sherbet Shorts).
Her radio work includes nine plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (Opening Lines winner), WLRfm and KCLR96fm.
Sue has won The Molly Keane Award, HISSAC Prize, Escalator Award, Meridian Prize and has been published in nine literary journals and anthologies including: The Moth, Flight, Tainted Innocence, New Writer, Duality, HISSAC, New European Writers. She has been writer-in-residence on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, and at the Heinrich Boll Cottage on Achill Island. She has also benefitted from annual artist residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and at Ginestrelle, Assisi in Italy.
An academic with a PhD in modern theatre history, specifically the Royal Court Theatre, Sue has presented her research internationally. She spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. She has a PhD in modern theatre history (Royal Court Theatre) and is a UEA Creative Writing MA alumnus.
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October 3rd, 2011 at 02:04
Word count for two days: 1234!
October 3rd, 2011 at 08:46
Hi Amy! Well done! You’re inspiring me to get going this morning. Heavy fog means my flight was cancelled to the UK and I’m stranded at home in Ireland for at least today – so no excuses on the writing front, at least….
October 3rd, 2011 at 15:22
Managed 668 over the weekend while juggling work, recovering from a week-long illness, a sick 4-year-old, an active (and thankfully, not sick) six-year-old, and a spouse. (We own two businesses in addition to my writing.) Need to get to 832 by the end of today to be on track. I got this. No problem.
October 4th, 2011 at 02:36
Do you want us to post our word count on your blog everyday, or how would you like us to remain accountable to each other?
October 4th, 2011 at 07:53
I think that would be a good idea, Amy. I’m open to all suggestions, however.
October 4th, 2011 at 14:12
Exceeded word count goal for 10/1-10/3! Congrats on making the short list.
October 4th, 2011 at 17:58
Yay! Go Kori!
October 7th, 2011 at 14:33
Thanks, Sue. This challenge is really helping me stay on track. I’ve managed more than 500 words/day. And, I’m writing scenes I didn’t originally think of in my rough outline process. Very cool to see my characters gain depth.
October 5th, 2011 at 10:35
Nnnnngh! (Or however we express frustration!) I have copious NOTES. It’s the best I can do. Must revise… must revise…
October 5th, 2011 at 19:41
Nnnngh does it for me most days, Carol! Good luck with the revision