One of the most frustrating things about film making is everything takes about five times longer than you want. It’s the nature of the collaborative process, but it does not lessen the angst involved as you slowly trudge from A to Z.
But we are making progress. The first draft of our business plan for our romantic comedy feature An Unfinished Workis almost complete.
As someone motivated by creative drives, I’ve never been a fan of the business side of show business, but the corporate-world side of me knows it’s what makes everything else possible. We’re getting a lot of good data to enter into the plan and mold the correct expectations for future investors. Even though it is outside of my normal focus, it has been a rewarding experience.
We’ve also made some excellent headway on our numerous Gabby Wells projects. We have two 13-episode television seasons written, a movie trilogy outlined and are working on developing a series of novels based on the characters as well.
A few weeks ago I met with Lynne Hansen, a successful young adult novelist, who gave me the low down on how best to structure the deals required to turn the TV series into the beginning of the novel series. It’s all very new and exciting information.
So, we keep plugging away. I must admit that I have not been patient with God’s timeline. I have often expressed my displeasure with his relaxed approach, but I am beginning to see how his plans are starting to unfold.
If things continue going as they appear to be heading, then it will have definitely been worth the wait.