This week marks a landmark in my writing career. I use the word career here in a way similar to those who refer to Nickelback as artists. It's technically true, it just doesn't hold much merit when you really examine it. The point is, this week is a big one. This week I'll finish writing the first season of a web series I came up with almost a year ago while I was living in LA. It's a story I walked away from because I got sick of it. Because it reminded me of bad things. Because it, once again, felt like a failure because it was unfinished.
It isn't. It's done. It's ready to be passed around. If you browse the script section of the site, however, you'll notice there isn't anything about it, and that's for a good reason.
I think, without a doubt, that it should be produced. The first way I want most people to experience these characters is acted out on the big (or small, since it's on their computers) screen. I don't want to ruin the story I have planned for the first season by spreading it out to my tens of readers all across the country.
I will, however, tell you the main story.
Chase, our protagonist, is a 20-something with an awful job. He's different than us though. He's got plans to change it. He has the day set. The day everything will change. The day he'll start pursuing his passion. The day he'll quit his job.
Not five minutes after he quits, however, he realizes what a terrible mistake he just made. He has nothing to fall back on. No money saved. No plans for how to move forward. He doesn't even know what passion he wants to pursue. He doesn't know how to tell Melody, the beautiful blonde that loves him, that he quit.
Supported by his three roommates with equally messy relationships with careers and his work-oriented girlfriend, Chase learns that his job doesn't define him, but it definitely helped him pay the rent.
It's probably not the most fantastic pitch, but I think there's a story there. It's relevant too, with gas prices jumping up to $4.17 here yesterday.
The point isn't for me to sell you on the story (though production rights are still up in the air, so if you want them…). The point is that I finished it. And if I can finish this, you can finish too.
So, go. Work. Create, build, do. And if you happen to be interested in financing a webseries (or just want to read the pilot script), send me an email. I just so happen to have one ready. Boy, that feels great to say.