|A New Project
||[Jan. 3rd, 2006|10:18 am]
Well I never, I think I may have a project for 2006. Yesterday lunchtime we watched a movie about a family who drank from a magic spring in an American wood and were thereafter cursed with immortality. Great idea, poorly developed and explored- but it was a Disney movie so what can you expect? Anyway, it left me wanting to tell the true story- and by nightfall I'd written the first page. This could turn into a novel or even a series of novels. Or it could dribble on for a few more pages and die. I don't know, but right now it feels like fun. |
The guys in the movie took their fateful draught in the late 18th century. My character does it sometime during the middle ages. I want to have lots and lots of hstory to play around with.
The working title is Purchas.
2006-01-03 02:35 am (UTC)
Can I volunteer as a proof reader right away ;-)?
Yes. With pleasure.
I've decided, on the spur of the moment, to do this as an LJ project. I will be posting the text, as I write it at purchas
Please feel free to comment (and proof-read). :)
2006-01-03 05:18 am (UTC)
What a fantastic idea :)
It sounds great - really rich with potential. I hope it's a success, and look forward to hearing about the progress of the project. What a great time to be starting something new, too!
Ok. I'm going to be doing this as an LJ project. I've just posted the first chunk of text at purchas
I love it, I'll buy a copy.
It's going to be free.
I'm going to do this as an lj project.
The first block of text is already up at purchas
I'd like to reserve my copy now, and I'd like it autographed please.
And if you need a second proof reader, I'd be happy to volunteer.
The first block of text, in urgent need of proof-reading, is available for inspection at purchas
I'm gonna do it- in full public view (it'll be a bit like tight-rope walking)- on lj.
The first chunk of text is available for inspection at purchas
Seconding this, and the book is excellent. I haven't seen the movie, but I feel about Disney much the same as you do, Tony.
Immortality is such a fascinating idea. I want to explore how and under what conditions an immortal might live in our world.
My story won't be anything like the story told in the film.
Tuck Everlasting? Yes, that's the one.
No, my story will be nothing like it. All I've stolen is the idea of immortality.
I didn't even know Tuck Everlasting had been made into a movie . . .
*mental note to self: avoid like the plague*
(I'm going to need it)
I read Tuck and felt much the same way: intrigued by the concept, disappointed by the execution. I look forward to your tale!
Immortality is a fascinating concept. It would take some managing to live forever and not draw attention to oneself. I very much want to explore the implications.