How about a Naplwrimo update?
How about the one you expect? The end of the month is here and I have nowhere near a finished, ninety-page first draft of The Aladdin Play.
The quick pace of the playwriting month have forced some changes on my work habits. For the most part The Aladdin Play is coming across like a straightforward adaptation of Aladdin. In fact, if I write at my current pace until the end of the fairy tale, I will have enough for a full-length play using only this one source.
But I have other sources in mind for this play. And bigger themes! Love! And beauty! My time with this fairy tale must be cut down.
My slow, stingy writing process is giving way to rough drafts and cut scenes? The effects of this playwriting month are strong indeed.