I now has a sad. A self inflicted sad none the less, because a cool idea that I had now is probably unpublishable because… It’s a derivative work, and the work I’m coming off is not in public domain for another, oh I dunno… thirty years or so?
Okay, so I got inspired to do an adaptation of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by transposing it into my fantasy setting. Love the movie, think it’s a masterpiece (You know they REALLY drink a lot in that. I don’t know how Brick didn’t have catastrophic liver failure during the party, holy crap dood!). Better than the written play IMHO, which is rare, but then again, my opinion. Could be that I just love watching Paul Newman, Burl Ives and of course, Elizabeth Taylor.
So now I’m stuck, half way written, downloaded Scrivener and need to finish to get the full half off discount but I find myself lacking all desire to continue because I don’t wanna no mo! And I can’t legally share it.
Well… that’s not entirely true.
I suppose I could try to find out what the cost would be for getting the rights for adaptation, but I doubt that will be affordable. I know what I really need to do.
Power through, get it done as fast as I can, get the discount and then shelve this bad boy and let it sit in the drawer for 30 years till it is able to be public domain and I can use it. Yayyyyy my first ‘lost work’! And my career’s not really started yet.
Live and learn I guess.