To write a novel takes a tremendous amount of time and energy. And that is the chief reason that there are so many people out there who are shocked and amazed when you do it. I cannot tell you the countless times I have heard, “Oh I’ve always wanted to write, but….” (Insert any excuse you like there).
The difference between a writer and a wannabe is actually doing it. Sitting your butt in the chair every day and logging in the words, that’s what makes you a writer. And (shhh, don’t let this secret out) it is really not that hard to do. If you make it a habit, 500 words a day should take no more than a half hour’s time. You don’t even have to write well. Just 500 words every day. Eventually something will form and you will have created a story. But, I’m not here to tell you how to get over the “I wish I could write, but…”. Honestly the writing is the easy part. It’s the revising and editing that might make you go insane.
So, after you’ve written and published your work, what then? Are you done, or do you try to expand into other entertainment avenues? It’s something I’ve been daydreaming of for a while now.
I think my Chronicles series would make an excellent Television show. Why TV and not movies? Because TV series can take the time to really develop your characters and explore smaller plot lines that tie into the major ones whereas Film has a limit to squeeze in all the details they can. I love movies, but I find TV series to be a much better avenue to give a book series time to show all the goods.
Right now, it is just a dream, but one I’d love to see come to fruition. You hear that, universe? I’ve also discovered a site that, from what I can tell, lets you play around with creating a dream cast. I assume if you get enough support, someone will take notice. For now, it’s fun to imagine. Click the link and toss your support in if you’d like. Maybe even suggest an actor of your own too.
So, Movies, TV series, etc… Ever considered that for your book? If you have, post in the comments below and tell me about your journey.