I’m still thinking about the screenplay idea. The two writers who expressed an interest haven’t gotten back to me, and I think I know why. After two weeks in an online screenwriting course, plus reading some recommended books (Steve, you were right -- Robert McKee’s STORY is the Bible), I have doubts about my book as a movie, too.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not just being negative. I’m trying to be realistic. All books don’t translate well into visual story, and mine might be one of them. Marsh and I passed through some exotic geography, that’s true enough.
So maybe our life together might make for a nice travelogue. But as protagonists of our story, did either of us change enough to keep an audience interested and awake for two hours? Were we conflicted enough, our story complex enough, to give a screenwriter material to work with? Or, as I suspect, is this a simple little love story with a sad ending, its message best left within the pages of a book?
I’m not giving up; I’m just saying ...