It's been a really great process. My actors and director and designers have made this thing into a really beautiful play and I am super proud of it.
But there's been one sort of horrible side effect to the process. And that is this: This play is about teenage girls, and the dialogue is very teenage girly. At some point a lot of my rewrites turned into saying things like: "um. maybe we should have her say 'like' here instead of here."
And then suddenly I realized I was using like in my writing outside of this play, like, ALL THE TIME. And I can't stop! I mean, I'm not going to pretend I didn't SAY like way too much before working on this play - but until recently it had stayed out of my written communications. But not anymore. Here, I'll show you what I mean via excerpts from a selection of emails and facebook comments and chats from today. Just today. This is just some of what has come out of my fingers in the last three hours:
Posted on facebook: that shit is like, affordable!
Via interoffice chat: I would just do yoga and write and maybe like, cook.
Via interoffice chat: she like, didn't even say hi to me
Via email: apparently i was like, less than 24 hours too late.
Via email: Just in case I hadn't like totally confirmed that it sounds great - I am confirming that now.
Anyway. That's like, something that's going on with me right now.
I've clearly sacrificed a lot for this play. So please come see it!