Ta-da! (big silly grin) It’s been a rough month, but I finally feel comfortable singing the news from the rooftops. Contracts are signed, and I actually have the first story written at what would be my “dialog” stage if I was making this a normal novella. The Hollows is going graphic! Whooo-hoo!
I want to try to do the scrip myself to preserve as much of the original feel as I can, (not to mention the new media is facinating), so I’ve been studying graphic novels the past month to try to get a feel for how comic books are put together. There is a pattern, just like everything else, and putting it all together is kind of daunting. But I love it. There is a huge freedom in this media that you can’t get in traditional prose. It will be the first time that I can write with an omnipresent point of view, which means I can show things that the main character doesn’t see. I’m having a blast with it. Totally.
Best part? I’ve discussed it with my editor, and we are going to tackle this from Ivy’s point of view. I swear, the woman scares me, but it’s been a couple of years since the novella in DATES FROM HELL, and I think I’m ready to try it again.
Um, and Kisten is still alive. (grin)
I’ve no idea when this is going to come out, but Del Rey wants the script like now, so it’s moving. And I’m so-o-o-o excited.