Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Conf 266: Negative to Positive

Am just back from long walk after delivering car to garage. It's a perfect autumn day, windy and golden and blue. I crossed through one of the locations for novel & made a few notes. Had a bit of a lightbulb moment about what I should do about my poor, neglected novel 2. Was thinking about brilliantly funny playground sketch on Catherine Tate Show last night & a friend's attempt to get a TV script off the ground around the same subject. Then thought, hang on a moment. I have the material, the story and the characters are all there, I should be doing something similar.

Had a look at the other book's Amazon page. It's got its first review, 3 stars. And this from the Publisher: A fantastic commercial concept, this is one of our most exciting women's fiction launches in 2006.

Film & TV rights are a bit of a cul de sac in the fledgling novelist world. They only get snapped up on the crest of a buzz created by the publishers spending loads of money on an advance and you soon forget about them as a beginner's fantasy. I did ask my agent on publication of novel 1 and she told me they had an agency and my book would be considered. So I shall now get all proactive and order up ten or so copies and send them out to some TV companies.

Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.


Lorainne said...

Maybe write a screenplay instead??

Anonymous said...

Catherine Tate rocks doesn't she? Really funny last night.