After yesterday’s update, you may be wondering what I’m working on that’s so much cooler than my Short Stories Art Project (which I’m now putting on the back burner). Well, I did mention something about The Pillow Game: Imaginary Friends, didn’t I?
What’s so important about this imaginary pillow thing, you ask?
The story of The Pillow Game: Imaginary Friends is project I first conceived in January of 2012, originally called Imaginary Mafia. It was inspired by a dream I had around that time. In my dream, I was in a very stressful situation, where I felt emotionally and physically threatened by a specific person in my life. Suddenly, I had an entourage of fictional characters and imaginary friends (including Aurthose, of course) surrounding me protectively, intimidating my attacker.
I assume it must be a fantasy of most authors to actually meet their characters. After all, they are our beloved children and friends. I then conceived of a story that could encapsulate the temptation and danger of make-believe for the creative mind. After building up my cast of characters and dreaming up the plot and setting, I ended up with a story so massive, it could not fit into a traditional novel.
Ultimately, I ended up with the concept of a story that would be like a TV show that you read. As of this past weekend, I finally finished drafting my first episode of this adventure. (And I am currently working on the second.)
My soft goal for publishing to ThePillowGame.com is as follows: I plan to finish writing the entire first season by the end of this year while working with Nikki and Shawn for art and illustrations for each episode. Episode I should then premier in January of 2015, exactly three years from it’s conception.
For this reason, I’ll likely be less attentive to my blog in the coming months.