You might remember that I’ve been working on a novel about time travel and Renaissance Italy. And if you know me, you know I’m a fast writer (though not one to complete a novel in a month!). So you might be wondering where it is — where’s The Renaissance Club, as my novel used to be called. And might again be. Long story short, it’s become a play AND a novel. I’m told you can do this. And to prove it, below is a short excerpt from the novel.
But because I’m used to writing plays, I took the detour of fleshing out my story’s arc in the compressed intensity of what was to be a one-act play. Should be quick to write a 20-minute play, right? Unless it becomes a two-act, 90-minute multimedia play. It’s had one table reading, and I’m now at work on a revision, which I hope will eventually be seen on a stage near you! Or at least a stage.
In the meanwhile, the novel is not forgotten! Their plots have diverged, though the essential elements remain. Elements of Light, you might call them. Which is now the novel’s working title. Here’s the excerpt — comments always welcome!