As Easter approaches my Easter project is more thought of, more inclined to be written. Today I wrote a small snippet towards it, which is more than I have done for weeks if I am honest.
I am quite proud of what I did, even if it was only two paragraphs. The idea hit me and I had to add it in, the villain has been remastered, he has a more full personality now and seems quite real, whereas my old villain was pretty naff really.
However I am starting to realise that this story, which was planned to be a trilogy could actually have some kind of comic elements to it too and may not be just three books!
As I realised that the two main characters are very hero/villain with magical powers like a normal comic would be.
It was never intended to be another comic, but it is starting to flow that way. But it is written as a novel, because I prefer to do that with this project.
Thing is, this project is not really in first draft yet, it is actually only in planning mode and note taking whilst I try to visualise the whole world.
I do actually know where I would like the story to go and I believe once I am happy with the whole plan, this will be written down quite quickly.
The story is quite musical in parts, with poems and it is reminiscent of Charlie and the chocolate factory, but it is also poles apart as well. The storyline is only similar in that it is based on a fantasy candy world; there are no children as main characters, no competitions, no mutations and a lot more magic, myth and legend retelling.
Similarly to project AD, it does have anthropomorphic supporting characters and is set around Easter, with a little bit of Easter tradition thrown in to help the story along a bit.
Why is it musical in parts and has a lot of poetry in the plans?
Because when I write, I write the kinds of movies I want to see – to me this is a musical family fantasy based around Easter, the Easter bunny and candy land.
I’m actually quite excited about this project because it’s super fun to write.
Project AD is fun to write, but it is less playful if you get me?
Also this Easter project has a better and more energetic playlist than Project AD when I write it, so writing moves along faster – not to mention the language is rather different in project AD compared to this project.
My sense of humour can be very naughty at times and I have to keep reminding myself that I intend for this to be a family audience, so at times I get sad because I think of a hilarious scene and then sit back and realise how would I respond if a young child read or watched this and then I am like – OH MY GOODNESS DELETE-DELETE-DELETE!
No innuendos about gumballs Tina!
Shocking, really I am!
But those things slip in there and I have to be careful and mindful about it and who my audience is supposed to be, so the gumball joke is deleted.
So, you won’t be reading about how you should handle an evil gum tree any time soon!
By kicking him in the gumballs!
Sorry about that!
Thanks for reading!