I am writing my opus. In being a writer for 7 years now, I have penned a published book of poetry, produced/wrote/directed both a short and feature film, scripted two short story collections, 6 more screenplays. and hundreds more poems before I finally caved on tackling my greatest fear as a writer: THE NOVEL.
This novel is a fairytale for big kids. Reminiscent of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", this is my journey through Wanderlust... a twisted tale of ordinary legends... the unconscious waking of a dream inside a dream, and an autobiographical fairytale.
I have written 12 chapters so far, which is about 1/3 of the way toward completion of the rough draft. I have a publisher already interested in the project, but need a break from freelance work to fully dedicate my time and focus to the book.
My goal for this campaign is $2000, the payment of which will buy me 3 months of time to focus on getting the rest of the story down. My hope is to complete the rough draft by my birthday April 07, 2011. The story is at a crucial spot right now, as I transition from one phase in the plot to a much deeper, seedier place in the story. The fairytale is about to get dark... And I want to give undivided attention to the muses as I traverse the dark corridors of my imagination. The story will only benefit from my concentration. As it stands, I feel torn in many directions during the workday (which is often spent mostly preparing proposals for freelance work) and by nightfall, I'm usually exhausted from writing all day to sit and relax at the typewriter.
My sincerest hope is that by opening up this project for fund-raising, not only will my time be freed to work on the novel, but that also I gather fans onboard this project. The rewards program listed below highlights the various contribution levels suggested, however feel free to Donate as much or as little as you can. The minimum pledge is $1; The maximum pledge is sky's the limit!
Thank you all for your support. You're making a dream come true... A long, long awaited dream for a little girl who has had a very hard time finding her way home... On this adventure in Wanderlust.
- (60 days)