I’ve got some issues with romance in my novel.
My novel continues to move along. I am still developing the second scene summary of the novel. The novel is still going to be heavily influenced by the 2016 campaign, but I can believe it’s going to be really great, but it’s up to me to actually produce the goods.
I am still paranoid that someone is going to “steal” the concept because I posted the original first act scene summary. But there’s nothing I can do at this point is to keep going. I have to just stop navel gazing and keep going. I have to keep developing and keep writing.
I have to stop daydreaming, however. I need to actually do the hard work. And, really, all I have when it comes to someone “stealing” the concept is to write as fast as I can and to be as creative as possible. If I come up with a really interesting concept then there’s a chance, however small, that maybe I might be able to produce something people really like.
Given the number of people looking for the original scene summary I posted, it definitely seems as though it’s inevitable someone is going to “steal” the concept and write a hack screenplay — or whatever. At this point, if the worst happens, the best I can hope for is a credit of some sort. That would definitely help my career long term.
You are a hack.
Not only are you a hack, I’ve improved on this a great deal and it’s not like I don’t know someone may steal this idea. So, take that into consideration before you write a screenplay — or whatever — inspired by what you expected to find here.
I’m really paranoid a hack is going to turn the original scene summary of the first act of the novel I’m writing into a movie screenplay. I’m trying to use that fear as motivation to write a new — much better — scene summary as quickly as possible. I feel I have a window of opportunity to get this thing done before a movie is produced that sucks the wind out of me and my efforts. But we’ll see. I have to believe in myself. I can’t freeze up and use this fear as an excuse to stop writing.
While my novel is definitely a hodge-podge of different things, I don’t really see it as a thriller like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. But, having said that, I really want to write a female character that if I manage to do things right will be compared to Lizbeth Salander. But the character I have in mind is older than Salnder, a Latina and maybe a little less unhinged. But she definitely will serve a purpose and help the plot move forward via her interaction with the Hero.
My only fear is that she will come off as a middle-age ma’s sex fantasy.