I’ve been absent for a while– trying to focus on writing 🙂 but I thought I’d post a little excerpt from one of the episodes I’ve been working on. Nothing fancy…just Hook and some of the other pirates discussing their woes about being ‘Motherless.’
Two quick notes:
- The word mother is capitalized throughout because in this case I’m using ‘mother’ as more of an idea than a person…
- The beginning scene is largely transcribed from JM Barrie’s original work, which I then took in a slightly different direction from the original. A big part of the reason I want to make this a TV show and not a movie is the opportunity to really expand on the central character’s lives and motivations that Barrie hinted at, especially the complexities of Captain Jas. Hook of The Jolly Roger
Check out the pdf here:
I like to listen to music while I write. And while I still don’t agree with what the story of Finding Neverland did to Peter Llewelyn-Davies, I did kind of fall in love with the soundtrack of the musical adaptation:
It’s also rather inspiring to hear some of the lyrics while I’m working…
- “It’s so frustrating when no one else sees everything you see.”
- “Prefix ‘ordinary’ with ‘extra’ “
- “Our life’s calling was never meant to be boring.”
Song: We’re all made of Stars
- “If I could write ev’ry single day I would write all my cares away!”
Song: When Your Feet Don’t Touch The ground [I would HIGHLY recommend listening to this song]
- “When did life become so complicated?
Years of too much thought and time I wasted
And in each line upon my face
Is a proof I fought and lived another day.”
- “When your feet don’t touch the earth
You can’t feel the things that hurt
And you’re free! There’s no need to come down…”
On a slightly separate note, in the song The Circus of Your Mind, Barrie’s financial backer, expresses his deep dissatisfaction with the play Barrie is creating:
“You say I will adore it, but I’m paying for it
A little more reality and less of this insanity.
How am I gonna to face it?
Such a disgrace, yet
Here we go again and again and again!”
It’s a good reminder that sometimes when you’re trying something new—something that means a shit ton to you—not everyone is going to think it’s a good idea. Some may even think you’re off your head…
Nearly everyone involved in the original staging of Peter Pan thought is was going to be a critical and financial flop. Even the actors.
How wrong they were.