I originally came up with idea after observing the changes in my friend’s relationships as well as seeing how people can change when surrounded with different types of people. I believe true drama as well as true comedy comes when we take what we think we know and peel away the layers and when people just decide to embrace what they really want and not what is expected of them, people who shy away from the relationship script.
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I wanted more and I figured if you can get one profile then why not 100. We added profiles from small indie companies all the way up to people from Capcom and more, but then I said: How about celebrities. I am a big fan of the Jace Hall show and wanted to interview the man himself. We sent out e-mails, but he was very busy at the time working on his web series as well as the remake of V. For a time I thought I would never get his gamer profile, but then after several delays he promised to send one.
What did I do, I stepped away and worked on my other novels. I was scared. Scared to fail, scared it wasn’t good enough, scared to succeed. However, I kept writing and I thought that was good enough. As time went on I came back to the story and polished it over and over, but I was never trained in writing and even with friends who read it for me and helped me edit it, I felt there must be a mistake I missed, a typo, a comma missing, something. Finally, a good friend told me to just do it. Forget the rewrites and get it out there. Sounds simple and in the end it was. Places like Amazon and Google and even ITunes makes it simple to self-publish. The hardest part is letting go and putting it out there.
I had seen a lot of his videos and meeting the man himself and seeing him freestyle in his Twitch channel, I was inspired to create my own little intro for the show. Believe me I was a bit nervous because even though this is a tiny show in the World Wide Web, you are still putting yourself out there and there is always a risk with that, but hey, what’s the worst that can happen.
It is always important to love what you do. This might sound like some kind of cliché, but seriously it’s true. The reason is life is hard and anything you do has its ups and downs. The difference is, when you love what you do you don’t mind when the going gets tough because when you reach you goal you feel even better because you love what you are doing so much.
Like being rejected when asking for a date, all rejection gets easier over time. You also find out like any art, people have varied views of what they consider good. Just ask someone to name a great movie. Either you will get the same cookie cutter responses like Citizen Kane or a fight over one person thinking their choice is good and the other is complete crap. The point is the creator needs to write what they enjoy and accept that there will be those who won’t like it.
It does not matter if you are A list or D list. Once you get on the smallest radar people will come out the woodwork asking for things. If you are at a point where you have someone as your filter it is up to you to decide what your filter criteria will be and how much oversight you will do. This is where the second issue comes in. It is clear if you are going after an A lister that you are not sending e-mails directly to them. In most cases, it is going to be a quite a few layers before you get to them. As you go down that can vary and some people outsource to a firm who may or may not really take time to consider who they turn down and who they don’t.
My next novel is titled, In the Absence. The overall story is a mix of love and loss story on the backdrop of the end of humanity. This book is my chance to take everything I have learned and combine it with all the things I have wanted to try in a book. Unlike my other novels this book with be graphic in language, sex, violence and theme. So I figure from time to time I will put out little excerpts from the book. I do not think myself as important enough to worry about spoilers, but most of what you will read won’t tell you very much. However, it might be entertaining or get you to want to read the full story. Either way, here it is.