Someone recently asked me if i could see Unlikely Venture made into a movie at some point. I suppose that would naturally come after it lands on the NYT bestseller list, right?
I’m sure it comes as no shock to anyone (especially fellow writers) that I most certainly think it has silver screen potential. Heck, I’ve already picked out some of the actors and actresses (which you can see on my Facebook page). =)
The story is so real to me…I’ve done research on all the settings in the book, I’ve conjured up images of the characters down to their most minute physical details. Certain songs apply to scenes throughout the book and when I hear them on my iPod, I can see the characters interacting in my head. I know their facial expressions and their mannerisms. They are as real as I am. When I’m out, if I see someone who resembles one of the images in my mind, I do a double-take and I wonder if they are any bit like my beloved characters.
I sound obsessed, don’t I?
Maybe I am. Okay, I definitely am.
But I believe it’s actually a good thing. It makes for a richer story. Like I’ve said, if I wrote books without really knowing my subject matter, they would fall flat. They would be shallow and single-dimensional – a collossal waste of my time and effort.
So even though I am impatient and ready to jump into my next plot, I’ve got to handle the preliminaries. The longer I take to get to know the elements of my story, the better it will be for all of you!