Things have been comatose around the blog of late. I wanted this to be central to the creative projects I’m working on so that’s pretty indicative of how things have been recently- but I’m going to start the development of my next ‘Thing.”
I’ve been playing with the idea mentally for about a year now without any real development. I think everybody has “that idea” that they always think they’ll do someday and I’ve had a lot of those, some which I forget about and others that just get old and are no longer interesting. Everything I’ve read from people who actually get pen to paper to write say that the important is to actually get down to it, whether your idea is “ready” or not- so I want to start getting this one out while I still have the means to do so.
Here’s my project outline (reserving the right to change any of it later!)
- “Radio drama” style production
- Episodic format, (one story per episode but a longer story arc per season)
- Styled in a type of neo-noir detective story
- Hopefully I can make it funny too, but it may not be purely comic.
Anyway, I’m starting a development phase to get the ideas refined. I was linked to a great blog post on Pinterest via Marsha of WhyTheFace. I thought it looked like fun and a good way to get the ball rolling while I get set up in my new Vancouver home with a productive space, so I've signed up and am using it for building a kind of idea-board space. In the coming weeks I'm planning on trying to formalize some of the structure of the first stories, and I hope to go to a bulletin board and cards system to try breaking it.
No, I've never done any of this before. No I'm not sure how to do it. But I'll let you know how it goes!
Until then: Pinterest: Defiant Robot