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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Inspiration



I have an electrical contractor as a friend and customer. He does specialized work in both our Bay Area and down in Los Angeles. He works for movie production companies in both areas, including the one based in Oakland. He liked my novel THE PROTECTORS, and actually tried on my behalf to get some interest with his contacts. Without a screenplay which I found is very expensive to have done from a novel, we received some positive feedback, but that was about it. I sent him the PDF copy of my screenplay, HARDCASE. He likes it a lot, and is going to shop it around for me with his contacts in the industry. It doesn’t mean much yet, but like he told me yesterday, he’ll have something in the proper form to show.

It reminded me of how little it takes to get the creative juices flowing. I started a new novel last night with an idea I had about copycat serial killings in San Francisco, and a rather odd couple of unique characters who go after the killers. I’m also working on the outline conversion of my DEMON novel into screenplay form. Since there’s not much happening in sales figures, I have to take inspiration anywhere I can get it.  :)

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I don't seem to have any problem getting the ideas to flow. It's the time needed to sit down consistently and work on them that I struggle with.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

I do a lot of my writing at work in between repair jobs. Do you get any time at the college to write, Charles, when you're not teaching?

raine said...

Good luck with that contact, Bernard. I hope it pans out for you. Keep sharing that enthusiasm with us!

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

I'll keep updating the good and the bad, Raine. I still believe the name recognition Holy Grail is the difference. If I get any bites from anyone on the screenplay front, I'll be sure and post it. My contact really liked HARD CASE, and he's seen screenplays before, so I must be close to correct on the formatting. I haven't forgotten about getting you a gig on set if Jason Momoa stars in HARD CASE the movie. :)