It’s funny. I wrote my pilot episode for a TV program we were going to self-produce all the way back in 2006. Things happened and we never got the funding. I didn’t want to sell it because I wanted to retain control.
Plus, a lot of people don’t realize this – TV writers don’t make shit! At the time, they made a whopping $5000 an episode. The actors make significantly more and the ones who really make out big time? The producers. Thus, I’m co-producer or nothing. I’m not selling.
So I have yet another idea. I’m not going to exactly write the pilot episode as a book. It’s already written as a television script.
However, I’m still going to write parts of it as a short story with a few modifications. So when the television pilot actually comes out, expect a few changes. I’m always changing my songs/concepts anyways before they actually get published.
I want the short story and the TV script to be similar entities, but not exactly the same. Make sense? Well, probably not.
Don’t worry. It will all make sense. Give it a read as I’ll write it to flow.
Not tonight though. I’m on my way to a wedding. I’ll get back Sunday night and will at least finish Part I then.
And if you’re wondering – Humpty Dumpty the nursery rhyme? Why would anyone write a TV script to that?
I’ll tell you why. Because I’m a pretty fucking good writer and I’ll prove it shortly. You’re going to want to read this!
(Image taken from John Tenniel’s drawings)