We’re nearing the one year mark since this journey and experiment began, and to celebrate, I made a very difficult decision.
My initial plan was to blog about my experiences regarding The Rules for a year and then to write a screenplay using my story. However, it has become clear that one year is far too short to thoroughly develop anything substantial, especially with matters of the heart.
So I have chosen to continue this blog as I begin embarking on a new adventure.
Instead of writing a screenplay (as per my first plan), I have begun the early stages of turning what I’ve experienced thus far into a book. Once the book is completed, I will then work to create a screenplay derived from the book and fictionalized to fit into a film.
See, a book affords you the luxury of length and complexity. A movie, regardless of the matter, must be a truncated version of its book counterpart. While I have been keeping you all up to date on the physical events in my romantic life, I have spent a majority of my time thinking and observing. Thinking of how my individual experiences translate to look at the world we live in. Expanding my situation so that it serves as a commentary on our society as a whole. This has very much become a sociological observation and analysis greater than just matters of the heart. However, it’s also a personal journey. Because any observation requires also taking into account the observer’s relationship with what is being observed. Along with highlighting general ideas, I am also writing about my personal story.
My end goal is to have written a book that is both informative and entertaining. It combines psychology, sociology, and literature. So far, I’ve written the foreword and the beginning of the first chapter. We’re in the very early stages. Both will probably change quite a bit.
So what’s that mean for the blog?
I will be remaining silent on what I write for the book, because I am very guarded about my writing. Yes, I need critics, but I prefer having those be people with expertise in the field who have no interest in potentially lifting my ideas. Although the likelihood of you, my lovely readers, doing that is slim, the chances of a stranger happening on this blog and taking my first chapter or portions of the book that I share and turning it into something of their own is very high. For this reason, the book-specific works will remain undisclosed. However, as this story has to do with my real life, if events occur, I will share them with you as I’ve always done. There is no set ending for the book (as I’ve not yet experienced that ending, though I’ve toyed around with a few potential endings), and it will continue to grow and change as I grow and change.
This will be a very long process, as life always is, but the wait will be worth it.