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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.
No worries, White Jade Shall Go on…
The Good News: The 8 Page Partial Comic is Now Available to Order.
I don’t plan on making much money with this 8 Page Comic, it’s more about getting it into people’s hands to see what they think.
Once I’ve generated Enough Interest, I will look to having More Pages Drawn, and then Self Publish My First Complete Issue.
During the Time that I will be Promoting/Selling this 8 Page Partial Comic Book, I will begin the Process of Trying to Find a New Artist (Unless she becomes Available).
I’ve never wanted to let go of this Artist, because she did a Tremendous Job bringing My Vision to Life… But unfortunately, I suspect she’s just too busy at the moment. If she becomes Available when I go to get more Drawings Done, I would definitely like to use her again.
But that’s ok like I say, I shall for now Introduce people to the Story, and Try to Find a New Comic Book Artist!
If you are interested in checking out the 8 Page Comic Book you can Order it Here White Jade 8 Page Partial Comic Book for $2.95 Plus Shipping.
I’m very interested to Hear People’s Opinions of The Book, as I think they came out Quite Good.
Wish Me Luck Finding a New Artist!!
And Thank You for you Continued Belief, and Support
I Really Do Appreciate it
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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What this is Designed to do, is to Stir Up Interest in the Story, and Art of The White Jade Comic.
Once I begin Generating some Revenue from Writing, I will most likely Rehire Del to continue Drawing Pages for White Jade… At this Point I have The Original 8 Pages she did for me in 2006-2007, as well as The Cover for Issue #1, and Issue #2.
Back in 2007 I Submitted These Pages to Dark Horse Comics, and Antarctica Comics, to no avail…
And then Life Stepped in, and I sat White Jade down once again, along with Writing in General, until August 18th of Last Year.
At which point I started my Main Blog, The Written Word, and have created several more Blogs along the way.
Now that I have returned to Writing, and/or Creating, I decided to Pick Up White Jade where I left off, however, as Self Publishing is such a Huge Thing Now, I decided to start having what I do have Printed, as Is.
And I sent off The Pages to be Printed in Comic Book Format this afternoon, so we’ll see how they come out.
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