How I became a writer. Part 7
I never thought I would ever be a published writer. Never in my life did I think I would have books/novels to sell.
It all started in 1998-1999 in Bali Indonesia. Not getting into relationships and all, I took some time from the business that my family owned and went on vacation to Bali to see a woman I had met. This was before the time of Google and simple searches, so I found out she was a model and a writer once I arrived in Bali. She had written a few novels and many movie scripts over the years. These scripts and novels were made into big-screen movies and soap operas.
Bali was and is beautiful, but one cannot hang out at the beach or eat all day. She had to work; I could only relax so much before I needed to do something.
I bought myself a few hardcover notebooks and began to write how I thought scripts should go.
Int. Scene 1 day. John’s house… Well, it started out something like that and the rest followed. It was a simple story about three families and one about a father and his daughters. I wrote and wrote by hand in this notebook. I rather enjoyed it. Slowly the notebook filled up and what I thought was one episode was finished.
I had no idea how long it was because I didn’t count the words and I was printing in the book by hand so counting the pages was somewhat unrealistic as the pages were not full size.
I still remember the cover of the notebooks. They were shiny black with white lines and a red sort of tape covering the spine. They were smooth to the touch, they had a white label on the front where I wrote “Episode 1, Four Seasons” Yes that was also some famous book at the time, but I didn’t know.
I finished episode one and went on and on. One episode turned into 13 episodes until my vacation was over. Not because I was so fast but because my two-week vacation turned into a six-month one and in between, I learned to write. Oh, and I also purchased a laptop.
The best part was, months later I was able to sell the scripts. But would they produce it?
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