So, today, I’ve been busy contacting agents about my screenplay of YES SON which is more or less based upon the book. Although slightly shorter. I always wanted to write a story about a ghost, an alien and a witch and so I’ve finally done it. Although it’s aimed at 15+ to adults and is not suitable for children. It took me a year to write and I’d get ideas in the middle of the night, maybe 3 o’clock in the morning I wouldn’t sleep because of it lol Also, I’d get an idea on a bus or inside the supermarket. Or maybe just going for a walk. I’ve got a notebook on my phone in which I up loaded the details onto my computer transferring the information over. I think the story is unique to have a witch, an alien and a ghost in the same story. But one thing I’m not is arrogant. It’s a big world out there but it would be great if it took off. The first thing I did prior to writing was I needed a setting, somewhere where the characters would meet. So, I thought about a pub at first or a community centre but it didn’t feel right for the story. So, a church popped up in my head. And, I wanted it to be in an ideal setting, somewhere where rich people live. Somewhere perfect in which nothing ever goes wrong or happens. So, the village of Bibury in the Cotswold’s was the ideal setting, even though I’ve never been and that made it more challenging. Also, some of the characters are from Australia, so a lot of research was needed there. For example, popular Australian names, places, accents. On odd occasions, I’d use google for example local rivers in Australia. Although mostly my own work, I saw an article about a submarine, so I thought what if Madeleine’s partner worked in a submarine and, once he’d got her pregnant, he didn’t want to know her. And she tries desperately to get in touch but due to the bad reception, her pleas were unanswered. What messages that did get through he ignored. There is a lot of evil in the book, Maxwell traumatising his daughter Madeleine and his wife Annabelle. Harry killing people for his entertainment as well as killing Gabriel knowing she was pregnant, Australian Chief killing Madeleine knowing she’s pregnant too. Although the pregnancies do not show. And Annabelle, I made her pregnant too which is totally unreal at her age of 68, but thought that added to the story. The two golden phoenix thieves, Conor and Logan are the only characters not to die in the story.  And Henry is very childish, I guess he’s just like me lol. Unfortunately, I suffer from mental illness including depression which made it more challenging. But everyone has their good days and bad days. And it effects 1 in 4 people. I’m open about mine as I want to get rid of the stigma attached to it. But it doesn’t mean that you’re not intelligent. This is the end of my first blog.

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