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It’s been a while since I’ve Focused on My Story/Screenplay/Comic Book “White Jade”
For me, “White Jade” is a Story that is Very Important to me.
As some of you may know, I Wrote the Original 80 Page First Draft Screenplay of it way back in 2002, when I was living in Eugene Oregon.
I then sat it down for a year and a half, and picked it back up in late 2003.
From 2003-2005 I poured hundreds of hours into Editing it, and Ended up doing at least 19 Drafts.
I then sent out what are called Query Letters to Screenplay Agents, in order to get one to read my screenplay, and hopefully become my Agent. It would be at that point that it could begin to be Submitted to Companies for possible sale.
I only ended up sending out a hand full of these Query Letters, then sat it down once more… At which point I took a long hiatus from Writing.
But back in August, 2011, I started a Creative Writing Blog/Writing Journal, which lead to my pursuit of Writing Books. Since then I Self Published not only an 8 Page Partial Comic of White Jade, but I also Self Published a Poetry Book, and a Novella. And soon I will be Self Publishing My First Ever Fantasy Novel…
This is an Exciting time for me, but I’ve also slowed down on Writing Stories, while I focus on Self Publishing some work I’ve already done… And during this time, “White Jade” has made its way into my head again.
I don’t like the fact that it’s just siting there… Nothing being done with it.
And so that’s where I’m at… Trying to figure out my next move with “White Jade”.
I’ve collected a List of Agents to Submit New Query Letters to, but man I’d really prefer to choose some people to work with on it…
I admit, I am a bit perplexed at the moment… I really do want to sell the Screenplay, in hopes of seeing it finally made… Or Continue where I left off with the Comic Book… Which will entail finding a New Artist. Not that I don’t like My Original Artist, but she is Extremely Busy right now.
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All the Comic Book Pages can be seen on the Tabs above… And copies of the 8 Page Partial Comic Book can also be ordered.
50 Days Later… The White Jade Comlet
After 50 days of waiting, and some not so nice words to the Printing Company, I now hold 4 Copies of My First Ever Self Published Comlet, or 8 Page Partial Comic.
I have to say, they came out Amazing…
One of the reasons I’ve been so Patient with this Printing Company, is because the Quality of Their Work is Very Strong.
Coupled with Good Customer Service, I was Patient.
Until they started to Get Sloppy… And I suspect it’s the Manager or Owner that is to blame.
But, I suspect I shall Never know.
Meanwhile I’ve taken up Researching a Different Printer for This Book, so we shall see how that goes.
Now Comes the Hard Part… No, not the Marketing, which I know Full Well will be a Challenge… No, that’s not it.
Up until now, I’ve always just Hired My Artist to Draw me Work, but I’ve come to a pretty strong realization, that if I’m actually going to begin Marketing This Comic, I need to sit down and Truly Hash out the Specifics in Regards to Money, should I start to actually generate interest in this Book.
In the Past, I Hired her, and she did the Drawings. Simple enough. But if I actually start to Sell Full Blown Issues of this Comic, How will that work?
Anyway, that is the task at hand… To Set up the Financial Part of it with My Artist ahead of time… So that if I Generate Enough Interest in this Book, that we have a Lagit System in place to Cover Both of Our Asses Financially, lol
Once we have that set up, I can Begin Trying to Generate Interest in White Jade, and go from there.
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