I have been nursing (and nurturing) a really great idea for a while now…an idea I’ve fallen head over goddamn heels in love with.
But it’s also an idea that nobody is going to let me do for quite some time…unless I do it as a novel (note to self: see if there’s a way to do this as a novel) and I’ve just realized that one of the base elements, a big part of the basic concept (which I have always slightly worried was a bit too close for MY comfort to Fables, is also being mined HERE (Grimm) and HERE (Once Upon A Time).
Grimm actually looks good, probably because David Greenwalt – and other Buffy and Angel peeps are involved. I think my idea is quite different than Grimm…but I think it’s also too “the same” for anyone to give it a go…certainly any time in the near future. Once Upon A Time looks not so good (but only based on the two previews I saw) and seems very far away from my idea. But even so it still treads in the familiar “fairy tales/fiction-y” ground that I think is going to be over-mined before I can get my idea out there.
I’m so sick of losing great ideas by being just two steps (or a billion) behind.
I was going to have a little mock funeral for my idea, so I could attempt to mourn it and move on…but now I think I’ll pillage it and see if I can turn it into a series of novels…
Funeral temporary postponed…until further notice…
In the meantime, here’s a sketch from my possibly dead, possibly resurrected idea! C’mon life, give a girl (me!) a series of awesome breaks…PLEASE.
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