In the spirit of looking ahead to new and exciting adventures in 2016, I want to draw on your experiences and your writing journey.
I live close to Hollywood, so I get to rub shoulders with people who know/knew people. Just the other day, I chatted with one of these people, and his interest in my books was both flattering and energizing. His suggestion: If I wrote a screenplay based on one of my novels (especially one from my series), I could catch the attention of Hollywood. In fact, he suggested I read this book by Viki King: How To Write a Movie in 21 Days...http://amzn.com/0062730665.
His enthusiasm was contagious, but I'm already diverting my novel-writing time with short-story writing, blog writing and social media tasks Do I make yet another detour and try to write a screenplay? Has anyone out there written a movie script? Was it a HUGE change from writing a novel or was it a fairly straightforward process? Did it give you an entrée into pitching movie-making folk?
I'm just as conflicted over this issue as I am over paying someone to narrate my novels for the audio market.
Point is, I've learned that many of you have already vetted these questions and you have experience to bring to the table. Tell me what you've learned about writing screenplays and latching on to the audio market. Thanks! Rolynn
Meanwhile, I'm still 'in release' of FAINT, my third novel in the funeral planner suspense series. If you haven't had a chance to read the details, here goes!
Their dead clients refuse to rest in peace.
How did small-town boutique funeral planning morph into crime-solving? Ask freelance embalmer Trudy Solomon, or Pete McDonald, a blind, forensic investigator. They’re unearthing mysteries of the deceased for their pregnant boss, Jan Keller, while her journalist husband, Roman, is benched by a ten million dollar defamation suit.
A dead client goes missing, and investigating his disappearance forces Trudy and Pete to confront their fiercely independent styles. When danger stalks them, will they blend brains, brawn and belief in one another to solve crimes and save themselves?