Look what happened! It took more than thirteen months, but I finally dragged my hand across paper enough times to complete a first draft of The Egypt Play. Congratulations to me!
As expected, the draft is complete garbage. It’s barely an hour and fifteen minutes of tepid, mannered conversation and minor variations on the same joke. It is internally inconsistent and may end up like It Takes A Nation of Norwegians To Hold Us Back!, which has spent nine months languishing unrevised.
But I may be able to save the Egypt Play through the use of a MacGuffin! Right now, characters squabble over duty and fidelity—boring! Why not come to blows over some loot? One simple trinket may be enough to make this play exciting, rather than mildly amusing.