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bold statements [Jan. 27th, 2011|01:40 am]
I read somewhere if you have the goal of writing a book, you should actually tell people your writing a book. Because telling people somehow makes your project more real.

I'm writing a Graphic novel.

Yes this was my New Year's Resolution. In fact it's been my life's resolution, because since I was 24, I've told myself I'd be working on a graphic novel by the time I was 30. And like every good resolution I've put it off.

Anyways, I've been noodling with something.
Essentially the idea is about a musician/band who travels around to gigs with a piano. The idea came after an interview I read w/ Ben Folds about his early days of touring and how he once had to sleep on his piano. I found the logistics of trying to move a piano around from place to place on a regular basis interesting. I haven't decided on the type of piano. I was originally thinking a an upright, but that seems like it would actually be a reasonable piano to move, so now I'm think maybe something like a baby grand is potentially more interesting.

I've yet solidify a plot but I've got an idea and it's compelling enough for me to see what I can do with it. I've mostly just been thumbnailing some scenes into a sketchbook. I haven't really organized anything yet. I'm really just hoping to get my ideas out, which really has been my biggest problem with writing.

I plan spending at least an hour a day working towards my goal for as long as it takes, and I'll keep you all posted on at least a weekly basis.