Oh, right. THIS is what I said I wanted to do with my life!
Day two in rehearsal. I love being in the rehearsal room. Actors try something. Someone -- often the director -- stops and asks a question. Everyone talks about it. Actors try something else. And when good actors (and we have a room full of VERY good actors) try something else, it's transcendent. We also have a 9-year-old actor in the room who has never acted before, and he takes direction like nobody's business. (His dad is a famous actor, but I get the sense that he's just a very well-loved and well-supported kid who is confident to try things.)
Anyhow, I am remembering that in order to get into the rehearsal room, I need to find time to write things that are good enough to produce. And since writing and rehearsing and production give me joy, and since being too busy to do the things I love does not bring me joy, well I think the path ahead is clear. Or as one of my favorite cartoons says, the road ahead is hard and clear.