Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It's a Screenplay!

Many people, after having read “Death Is A Relative Thing” have written, or come up to me personally and said that they think the book would make a great movie.  Of course,  I agree, but where does one begin on that journey?  I’m still navigating the choppy waters of novel writing and promotion- and I’m barely finding time for that.  Screenplays, well, those are a totally different type of writing, and not one I feel I could be successful at. Or have the time to learn.

Enter Annette Barbera.  Earlier in the year I learned that Annette writes screenplays. She read my book, laughed, (whew!) saw potential, and committed to investing her time and knowledge.  A partnership was born.

And now it's so close to being finished.  I've just read it through one last time and I have to say, I love it.  She obviously has talent, because  the screenplay can make me laugh, and I know all the punchlines.

So it’s going back to Annette for a few more tweaks and then, well, I’ll be following her lead.  She has ideas about where to send it and knows protocol. I’m just so happy that this opportunity is presenting itself and I guess we'll see where this journey takes us.  It’s exciting to know that the novel now at least has a shot at getting in front of a producer who could take it to a whole other level. It’s sort of like having a bought a lottery ticket vs. not having purchased one. It’s a longshot, certainly, but we need to be in it to win it.

So I wanted to say a long overdue  'Thank You'  to Annette  for her  perserverence, and for keeping the story as true as possible given the switch in mediums.

And may we one day be watching April run a little heavenly interference on a big screen!