I would be a filmmaker. As a matter of fact, I'm currently on hiatus from film making (I have two super low budget films under my belt already, HUNTING SEASON and BURNING INSIDE and Dark Matter Heart is based on an original, unproduced screenplay that I wrote in 2005) because I don't currently have the resources (time, money) to pursue it at the level that I would like. I still want to continue to tell stories and writing novels and short stories allows me to do that without the massive money investment (and risk) involved in film making. Once I'm on my feet and established as an author I'll split my attention between writing and film making. I'd also like to go back to producing and directing for the stage as well. Ultimately I'd like to be able to do all three. As soon as I have the resources to do it at the level that it demands, my short film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher is ready to shoot.
Top 3 Favorite Cartoon Characters EVER?
Carl Fredricksen from UP, Butthead from Beavis & Butthead, and Voltron (even though Voltron isn't a single character but the combination of the robotic lions operated by 5 characters. Yes, I cheated).
How long do you see the Dark Matter Heart series going for? Would there ever possibly be a spin-off?
I can currently envision 3 books. I'm somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 through with Book 2 which should be out in October and since I know where this one ends I know where book 3 begins. I envision the series becoming something where I could pick up in a year and write a standalone adventure/thriller involving Cor, Taylor and Caitlyn (and maybe a few other characters they pick up along the way). There could definitely be a spin off. I really like Taylor and I could see him getting into plenty of trouble on his own. I think it would also be challenging to write a book focused on Caitlyn, especially with some of the things she experiences in Book 2 and how her life changes.
Thanks for the opportunity and featuring Dark Matter Heart on Fresh Face Friday!
#2: Copy of Dark Matter Heart Special Edition (which comes with the screen play that Dark Matter Heart was based on) AND those awesome DMH Pins
Now the International Prize:
An e-copy of Dark Matter Heart!
Pretty cool huh?!
Well, it's simple to enter & win:
- Just leave a comment telling me what who your favorite cartoon character EVER is
- An e-mail
- And whether your aiming for the US prize or International
Contest will run until next Friday, August 26th
(Winners will be choosen by using Random.Org)