When I started writing my novel, I knew my vision for the story wasn't just a book. I had an album, videos, even a movie in my head as I wrote.
Ambitious? Arrogant? Maybe but during all of my creative endeavors, it's not really "my call". I feel I have to serve the story, the vision and no matter how long or how much work, it's my responsibility to get it done.
So, I've finished the book, finished the album (I play, write, record and compose everything myself) and now I'm starting on the videos.
I've finished one video already (with TONS of help and talent including my husband Aron Paul Orton) and I filmed the second yesterday.
We shot all day into the night in a small city called Pioneertown. It was built by Gene Autry and a couple of other famous cowboys and it's charm is undeniable.
We had such a great time, rented a room for two nights ($50 and no t.v. !) and really dug in. Literally. Somewhere between the joshua trees and the gritty sand we found the perfect place to shoot.
As I did this, I wondered, did other writers do such undignified things? Is it just me?
But the punker in me said, "You've always done things your own, uh, special way, so just get on with it".