As I was getting ready to zip out yesterday the phone rang. I was all the way up in my room… there was no chance I was going to catch it before voicemail picked it up. I knew who it was yet I was going to end up calling back anyway.
So I quickly ran next door and came back excited to see what ideas the guys had come up with for me for their newspaper. It was surprising but it’s certainly exciting!
The bottom line is they want me to write serials, rather a serial, for the paper! For those who may not know what that is it is essentially a series that runs paper to paper. Yes, it can be written as episodes just like your favourite TV shows or it can be written like chapters in a novel from week to week which makes it easier to leave those cliffhangers! How many TV shows do you know that have To be continued… at the end of each episode… I think that would be harder. From the quick research I’ve done there isn’t a lot of character change or growth in the episodic version.
Anyway, yes, I would have loved to also written some of the articles and stories but it’s incredibly exciting for me to proceed with this project!
I already have a great idea of where to start so now it’s into some of the planning stages… who and what will my main character be? Of course she has be to be bright and quirky and fun but also vulnerable. She also needs a name. She needs to be nosy and willing to take risks. Of course it can’t just be her, she needs to work with someone, for someone and someone has to work against her too. But, seeing as I write what I write, there will probably have to be some romance too!
So my friends, that’s the writing I will be up to for the next while, hopefully interspersed with some articles from my other paid gig!
I want to energetically, but cautiously, say that things are looking up!
I need another cup of tea!