TRIGGER WARNING: Don’t read if you trigger at domestic violence.
So I’ve been bad off lately emotionally. But I do love telling my work to people. My writing, even if I suck at it. I spent a few hours talking about one of my novels to a friend and she really enjoyed it apparently. Was laughing, giggling, and awwwing as I told her this story, we got about halfway through. And she said it should be a movie. That it reminds her of something on par with avatar. That it needs to be seen. She wants to run the story by her brother who is a director I guess. I dunno. I’m about halfway through the rewrite. Just revising stuff, squaring things away.
I told her I was stuck on the scandalous kiss scene. And by scandalous I mean incredibly taboo for the USA culture but this is an alien world that the story takes place on. And there is a very very brief but steamy kiss that happens between 2 brothers about halfway through the book. I was debating on if it should be removed or not because of the audience perhaps not being comfortable with it. Having told her every secret that was going on in the book she was like “no, you have to keep that in there”.
I dunno that I’m completely comfortable with my idea being run by someone with the power to take it. I’ve been ripped off before. And I haven’t tried to publish anything since I got cut out of the deal and my book aired on tv without my name being on it at all and never having seen a penny for it. That shit happens. And I’m not eager for it to happen again. I do so love this story. And I am good at plot lines and characterization even if I’m lousy at the writing process itself.
I feel so sick today. I dunno what happened, but its knocked me on my ass. I am gonna lay down for a little while. But I put something in queue for my page and for T*S so there may not be a lot today but there will at least be something new.