Today, I got something very exciting in the mail!
It’s my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project!
Since I can’t draw, I am going to use this as an opportunity to do some heavy transmedia prototyping/experimentation. I have been outlining away, and by January 15, I hope to have a complete 80-page story leading to offsite elements and hopefully a little interaction. This is my NaNoWriMo, only instead of writing a novel in a month, I’ll be making a transmedia experience in (slightly more than) a month.
The cool thing about doing this with the Sketchbook Project is, anyone will be able to see the original central game artifact by catching the Sketchbook Project tour next year, or visiting the Brooklyn Art Museum. How neat is that?
My theme for the exhibit is “Science project gone wrong”, and the story I’m cooking up involves a mad scientist, a cadre of con men, and a Dymo Typewriter M10 label maker.
As far as the writing goes, I know this isn’t going to be Cathy’s Book, but it won’t exactly be a first draft, either. I’ve built segments of improvisation into the story, so it will hopefully come across as a piece of natural expression – like, you know…a sketchbook.
If I finish it in time, and it doesn’t suck, I’ll be scanning it in so those who can’t make it to Brooklyn can get a copy.