Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Interview III


So, as I've mentioned before, whenever I get stuck I tend to get a little goofy.  Can't be sure when this interview took place, but definitely the last quarter of 2012.  

Again, it's me, interviewing me.  It's a little dated as well, and I'm making progress on this steampunk comic.  More to come, I'm sure.

You're getting easier to find.

You could say that.  I'd like to think it's partly because I'm standing still for a moment or two so that you can actually see me for the time being.  Don't worry, it won't last long.

You only let yourself free for interviews (so far) when you're stuck.  What's gumming up the works now?

Can't ever be 100% sure, but I think I'm going through a bit too much personally at this point.  Not to mention there's writing going on from a couple of different sources with Traveling Tales and a super-secret project I'm hesitant to talk about at this early stage in the game.

How come?

Well, I've never written, let alone thought in this genre before, though I suppose there's a bit of Traveling Tales somewhere floating around.  When isn't there, really?

It's freelance work, too, which lends itself to compensation, which lends itself to quality work and deadlines and such.  Adding fuel to the fire, so to speak.

And you don't want to talk about it?  Would you do it for a Scooby Snack?

Since you put it that way...

There's this itty-bitty company called Shot in the Dark that have been courting me for the last couple of months.  I answered a Craig's List ad for writers awhile ago, and Facebook has connected us again.

They need some help getting their ideas out on paper and a bunch of stories, just no one to write them.  I picked the one I did because it sort of gelled with me and had the barest minimum of backstory to trip me up.

I'm definitely taking my liberties with the subject matter, so we'll see how the boss takes to it.

But what's it about, man?!

Right.  It's a steampunk story set in a post-apocalyptic future.  Lots of cloud over and the like--really halted the production of eats and water.

There're three women (who I'm making into sisters) at the forefront of the story searching from some guy called The Rainmaker.

Was all I had to go on, but I'm really fleshing things out.

Things seem like they're going okay.  So what's the real issue here?

(Did'ja realize how long it took me to come up with this answer?  The television on has little to do with it...)
(Then I'm answering this with another question.  I'm in a rough spot.)

I could go into it, I really could.  And I might as well, considering the time.

I'm worried that a company is depending on me, no matter how small.  At the same time, how'm I ever going to know what the biz is like?

I'm worried about the genre [steampunk] because I've delved very little into the subject matter.  The more I look into it, I don't want to throw gears onto some cutesy outfits and call it steampunk.  I don't want to throw it into a story without some sort of reason.  It's the story that sells, not the fluff.

I don't want to sully my own stuff, either.  I'd like to say that Traveling Tales is my magnum opus or whatever, but it's definitely that which God's granted me to do with my time on Earth.  All a question of when it's all going to get done.

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