How did Space Saga come about?
It used to be called ‘Space Saga Lol Wow’ and starred all my Uni friends.
I liked writing comedy-adventures with my friends in as a ‘detox’ from whatever my ‘main’ writing project was. So I was steadily practising comedy without realising it…
My partner Gem told me often that these were her favourite pieces of mine. Then one day, my Dad of all people found a chapter of Space Saga and actually laughed.
I hadn’t even considered focusing on comedy until then.
Was it always a Radio Play?
In all its drafts, Space Saga was a novel. I even wrote 50,000 words of it for National Novel Writing Month.
But I had just spent a year trying and failing to get a children’s book published. I didn’t have the skill-set or budget to publish it or make it into an app on my own. I wanted whatever I wrote next to be something I could make from start to finish.
I already had an incredible artist in my partner Gem to bring any characters to life. It would have been a waste not to try to make SOMETHING.
And I had experience with audio… Continue reading