Tuesday, 22 June 2010

8. Rehab


I remember when I started this blog, it was so that discussing my writing would remind me to start that blasted series I've wanted to do for so long. I think it has so much potential to be my best work, and something that I can constantly improve and expand on!

I don't want to give away the whole thing, and that's because for some reason I think I'm actually good enough to be plagiarized, how that must sound...(Ugh, I abuse ellipses) but seriously, I'm not one of those writers who assumes just because they 'write' they're good, I write absolute rubbish sometimes. I hold my hands up; I'm still learning and always will be any writer will tell you that, right?

But, yes but. I'm blessed enough to have those rare moments where I actually write something amazing, to me anyway. This series that I've been dying to work on is one of those amazing moments, and I think I'm a little crazy to want post it online instead holding on to it in hopes of publications.

I have a few reasons for this.

1) I think someday I'll have a following, whether small and loyal or big and overwhelming I want readers to have something that is always available to them. I know, I'm getting way ahead of myself but that's the kind of person I am, I'm a dreamer. I can dream can't I?

If I was published, my online series would be accessible between published works and it would be something I was always working on because who knows how many series I can get out of it?

2) This is like an experiment, personal project, writing exercise. I want something that doesn't have a beginning, middle and end but an ongoing development that has time to grow and change, while the characters also grow and change little by little. Now, I know this how any story should go but a series doesn't have to have a set of specific events that lead you to the big ending. It’ll be a while yet.

3) I love my characters. The very first person I actually got to know was Nikki and I've been writing him since I was a teenager, along with him is his huge family, The Askatinos'. He has two younger brothers and the series is about them and their friends, Nikki will make an appearance in the near future but not in the beginning. Long story short, I love writing Nikki and now I want to write Izzy and Peyton.

4) The set up.

Behind The Bar: Isaiah aka Izzy works in a bar called 'Pitch Black' as a bartender along with best friend, Miller and Barmaid Korey. Their boss Davis who is too friendly and not enough bossy is short staffed and leaves it up to his trusty barmen to fill the spot before the big Ice Hockey game. That is the pilot I'm working on, each episode will be titled after a drink and there'll probably be about thirteen episodes a season, I'm going to have so much fun writing and researching for this. I get excited just talking about it, I’ve already set up two blogs, one for the series and the other is their diary blog, you might even get spoiler in their entries. ;)

You’d have to actually read the entries though. Hehe

Not that BTB was the reason for this post, what I wanted to say was that I'm proud to announce I've finished Rehab. After twenty-nine chapters, 110,000 words and a whole year later I have finally finished the emotional rollercoaster tale and really look forward to writing the sequel which is strictly for the family, they insisted. LOL – I’ve got some serious editing to do before I get back to my fantasy story. ‘Malfearia’

Any who, I've gone on so long it's past midnight and is now officially my birthday.

Happy Birthday to me!

Title info - Rihanna



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