Wednesday, December 22, 2004

December 22 Part II


Well. Quite a day.

I have four lemon sponge cakes cooling, and two more painted wine glasses drying.

And I may have a new script writing contract.

Hereafter.com liked my samples, and we had a long phone discussion this afternoon about my going to work for them as one of their script writers. I’m going to come up with an outline for Jan. 5, and the opening. Should they like it, we’ll sign contracts and I deliver a 120 page script to them shortly thereafter.

It’s in the romance genre, which is not the genre in which I’m most comfortable. I made it very clear that Harlequin-style romance is not what I do (am I shooting myself here in the foot? Harlequin pays steady money). But the staff likes my style, so we’ll see what I can come up with.

I have four possible story ideas that I will spin out and see which one they want: a time travel, a 1920s farce, a turn-of-the-century romantic suspense in Boston, and something set in NY in 1911 (those of you familiar with my work will know exactly to what event that pertains).

I’m also wondering if I should use a new pseudonym for the work I do for this site, or if it’s stronger marketing savvy to use a pseudonym already in play.

I have two weeks to spin out these ideas and see what’s strong. The challenge will be keeping the characters down to manageable levels. I have to think in terms of small theatre play scripting as far as cast. It will force me to focus on the two protagonists.

And I have to get the Lindisfarne article done by Jan. 2.

And the article for About.com by this time next week.

And I have serial episodes up the ying-yang due NOW.

And I’m still having trouble intermittently posting on the writers’ group board.

And I’m so tired I could fall over.

But . . .I’m happy and grateful to have all these opportunities and I will rise to the occasion(s) without bitching and moaning – too much. I’m crafting both a career and a life.

In the meantime, back to Tapestry.

1 Comments:

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Diana said...

Wow! I am just getting a glimpse of what it would be like to write for a living, and it looks like... this!! You're an inspiration, Devon.

 

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