Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Next Big Thing

I'm slowly developing a concept for my next project. I'm kind of Digger'd out, so I'm going to do something very different. I had three possible projects: a 1920's Horror/Action story that's been rolling around in my head for over a year; a hard-boiled crime story set in the 50's, probably; and a steampunkish thing set in the late 1800's in Europe.

Problems: The 1920's story doesn't have a third act. Not even the vaguest clue of one. And the characters are kind of boring.

The 1950's story is nothing but a vague idea of tone and one pithy line of dialogue. Oh, and a really strange (and probably unworkable) idea for how to structure the story, if I manage to come up with one.

The Steampunk story falls in between. There is even less plot (so far) than the horror story, but I think the characters are more interesting, and it's possible that I could develop it into something spectacular. Given my track record so far, the chances are slim, but I'm thinking that's what I'm going to turn my efforts toward as I wind up Run, Digger, Run!