Monday, August 22, 2011

Sparkfest time!

ITS STARTED!!!

While it wasn't a book that made me want to write one, I did watch a certain movie over and over again until it was finally pulled from the theaters and I couldn't have my,

. . . almost daily . . .

fix.

So I let my mind wonder what that weird-looking pirate might do on his next adventure, and within a month I had written my very first novela,

Just to see if I could.

And I did!

Of course it being a sequel to a copy-writed entity, it will never be published, but it doesn't matter to me now. I was an addicted writer, and had to have my next "hit."

What about you? What's your genre of choice?

20 comments:

Jolene Perry said...

Way cool answer.

I've almost written a few things that could never be published due to copyright, just for me. And I still may.

Debra Erfert said...

Way back then I thought I could get it published. Aaaaht!!! Wrong answer! They couldn't even open the front cover. But Disney and Bruckheimer were very nice with their rejection letters.

Laurie LC Lewis said...

When I was a pre-teen I'd watch my favorite shows and write my own scripts, casting me as the love interest of all my TV idol--David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman, Davy Jones. (Now I'm really dating myself!) That was my entrance into writing.

Debra Erfert said...

Oh, my heck! I'm still in love with them. Too bad they are all so short. I'm 5'8" tall, but when I was a tween they were juuuuuust right and oh, so good looking.

Patricia Lynne said...

Have you ever considering just posting it for fun as a fan fic? Or is it too much like the movies to try?

Debra Erfert said...

I think if Disney would've used my story idea, they would've had another hit, (really, I'm not boasting, just being realistic about the two movies that followed) instead they lost a great many fans. I'd thought about taking out the specifics relating to Capt. Jack, but the story is so intertwined with Jack's past and the Black Pearl it probably isn't possible. I keep hearing about fanfic. I've got to check it out. Do you have a website I can go to or do I just Google fanfic?

Patricia Lynne said...

I have a friend who might know of a site. I'd be afraid to google fanfics after some of the things he's told me concerning fanfics. Cring worthy stuff. I'll see if he knows of any good sites and get back to you. =)

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

Fantasy and Adventure are my favs!

Patricia Lynne said...

Debra, my buddy said try out fanfiction.net (I'm curious about the story too.)

Debra Erfert said...

I was just there, Patricia, and read a little bit about another "thread" of Jack sparrow. I'll have to spend some more time there to see how a new thread can be started, but it doesn't seem to fall under the copy-write law, or at least I didn't see anything from from the cursory perusal I gave it.

I'll give the Fantasy and Adventure genre a look too, Dawn. This sounds fun.

Angie Cothran said...

What a fun story :) No writing is ever a waste--it always makes us better.

Debra Erfert said...

I totally agree with you, Angie. I've keep everything I've ever written. I'm glad they don't take up any space. Can you imagine what writers did before the advent of computers? Goodness! Their shelves must've been stuffed full.

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

There really is an element of "I wonder if I can do this" to it, isn't there?

You pumped that out fast! I bet you can hit your next goal as well :)

Debra Erfert said...

I think every writer is "full of wonder" and quite wonderful. We all think in a totally different way than "regular people," and I don't mean that in a sarcastic or snarky way. I think we do start out with that first thought, "I wonder if I could . . ."

Lola X said...

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Manda said...

I've been known to write fic now and again, too. Sometimes it's fun to play in someone else's house.

I'm not sure what genre I write. Well, in television work I do drama, that's easy, but when I'm writing stories and such, they tend to be a bit more surreal. Magical realism? Fantasy? Usually there's some historical element . . . I really have no idea.

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Jackie Jordan said...

I have no preferred genre, per se. I did write a f&sf novel as a young man that will never be published due to content, a societal travesty. I am working on a short story [horror] for my daughter, and have my extensive autobiography in outline. Who knows what the future holds?

Debra Erfert said...

A societal travesty, Jackie? LOL. If you want it published then either self-publish it, or "revision" it to something that is comfortably publishable. It's not out of the question, just a matter of will. I have a friend who won't let me read her pirate stories, due to content, but she publishes them on the internet, and won't tell me where, exactly. I guess they're classified "sizzling hot" and my stories are "sweet." Good luck with your short story. I'm sure your daughter will treasure it. I hope it has pictures. Did you know I'm an artist? (See Facebook pictures) hehe

Yes, I agree. We don't know what the future holds, so maybe that's why I can't think of doing a autobiography. Or maybe it's because my childhood was so depressing. But then again, that kind of reading could rake in the money, huh?

Manda,
Genres are so much fun to jump around in. But I never thought about writing a television drama. I don't see how it could possibly be "easy." I think I might give a YA paranormal or fantasy a try for November's NaNoWrMo. What a great way to spend a month.

Lola, glad you liked it.

Crystal said...

Right on! I've actually written stories based on characters and worlds that I fell in love with, just as a fun writing exercise. :-)

Christine Tyler said...

Writing fanfiction can be a great starting tool! I used to read all of Cassandra Claire's Harry Potter fanfiction online, and now she's a bestselling author!