Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bill, What's it Like Writing an Internet Radio Adventure?


You write. You rewrite.

You worry that you're clear and entertaining even though this is your first radio script. You worry about getting the tone of a 1939 radio adventure "right." You worry about being able to give the actors what they need to make it sing. You work in all of those influences that hit you as a kid as being "cool."

You kill all your darlings, polish then hit "Send."

Then you wait...and wait...and wait...sending the occasional message to the elves in Toronto as they do their work. Then you wait some more...

until you get this.

And then the smiles come and you realize it's real.

Then you realize it's only the beginning!