Earlier this week, my 50th birthday occurred – but if you’re wondering why I didn’t write a blog article concerning this milestone, there was a good reason. And a damn good one at that.
As I mentioned in my past blog articles and on my official website – not to mention my YouTube channel – I’ve been promoting one of my current creative projects, The Janus Terror, which initially began life as a possible prose novel, then morphed into a possible comic book limited series. However, in the past few months, writing the scripts for the first few issues of The Janus Terror has become some difficult – not helped in part by the other changes affecting not only my career, but also my personal life as well. Also, writing The Janus Terror in the “full script” format can be a bit more time consuming and taxing for those who’ve chosen comic book writing as a profession – not to mention the time it takes for a comic book artist (or painter) to illustrate your story, depending on its length.
So what does it all mean for The Janus Terror? In simple terms, it’s back to where it was – as a prose novel. I don’t really know if writing a prose novel is easier than writing a comic book script in “full script” format (or even a film or TV script) – hell, I don’t even know if writing a novel’s any easier than writing a comic book script done Marvel-style. Then again, writing any story depends in part on whatever literary format you use (and depending on your creative perspective) – not to mention how much time you spend working on it. (As Richard Schickel pointed out in his 2008 TV documentary on Warner Bros., certain creative projects like an animated short are easier to do than a feature film running two or more hours.)
Since Monday (when my 50th birthday happened), I’ve been revamping The Janus Terror into a prose novel, which I hope to get published before year’s end. Though I’ve had to revamp certain aspects of it, The Janus Terror’s overall plot remains the same. Already, I’ve written the book’s first six chapters – and I plan to finishing writing it by the end of this summer before getting it self-published. (Whether or not I’ll release it in both regular and digital formats remains to be seen.)
Does this change of plans mean that I’ve abandoned comic book writing? No – since I’ve already got several other creative projects which I hope will be adapted into comic book form (and which I hope to explain further on the Internet in the near future). All I’ll say is – don’t touch that mouse and keep on surfin’.
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John Lavernoich is the author of three books (including the first two Chameleons, Inc. novels), as well as various non-fiction articles and short stories that have been published in print and on the Internet. To learn more about Mr. Lavernoich and his various creative accomplishments, please check out the following websites listed below:
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