I would love to blog about my great idea, but it's a secret. Shhhh! Well, least till I start getting it written. Then I know I will want to share with all. I can say that it is based off a movie (and sequel) already out there. My hope is that I can write a script and send it in for consideration for the next sequel. Yeah, I'm a big dreamer.
But why not!
Crazier things have happened to very successful people. I will keep at my writing: novels, screenplays, short stories and even plays, till I reach the level of success I want. Well, if that's a little vain, so be it. I tell my kids never give up on what it is they want to be or do, not even if I am the one saying they can't be it. (My daughter wants to be the next Beyonce but she lacks a lot of that talent, singing, uh dancing, overall performance ability. But I still tell her to go for it if that is what she REALLY wants. Just don't embarrass me on American Idol.)
I have flip flopped between wanting to be an author of novels, to a screenwriter. Heck, why can't I be both! I was formerly trained in college to write screenplays, and only took one story writing class (but a boatload of screenwriting and playwriting classes). I basically self-taught myself how to write a novel through books and researching online. I wished I would have taken a class in college, but I got bored with the intro level story writing class and dropped that as my minor.
I won't start this screenplay till November. I have to finish this current wip, then I plan on doing editing of ATIS and sending that out in October. So busy, busy me!