Every writer yearns to be published, that's a given. But having your novel made into a movie, if you are a writer of fiction this is the ultimate wish. How cool would it be to have Javier Bardem Or Eva Mendes play characters from your book! Therefor having a creative interest in movies and producers is part of a writer's game.
I was reading an article about the Coen brothers which made me laugh. Having won four Oscars previously for No Country For Old Men, they said they found their success frightening. Talking about finding themselves at the Academy Awards they said, "You wonder what you did wrong."
Ha! Well if doing things wrong is the ingredient for success there's hope for me yet!
I HAVE SOLD BOOKS, WRITTEN BOOKS, ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, PUBLISHED BOOKS, STUDIED BOOKS, COVETED BOOKS, VANDALISED BOOKS (THOUGH, I WAS ONLY TWO YEARS OLD AT THE TIME: HAVING BEEN LET LOOSE WITH CRAYONS), GIVEN PUBLIC TALKS ABOUT BOOKS, BOUGHT BOOKS (I PAID 400 FRENCH FRANKS ONCE - £40.00 - FOR A BOOK IN FRENCH TEXT THAT I CANNOT READ), DESIGNED BOOKS AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, I OWN A BUSINESS ABOUT BOOKS ... YET, BOOKISH THOUGH I MAY BE ... NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A BLONDE WITH A PEN!
My favourite things are books, pets and houses. I once owned a publishing company called Pumpkin Press and now own a cleaning business called House Proud. I am a published author of two books and have edited a third. I have a degree in English. I continue to write.