I've been trying to write a book for awhile now. I've worked out an idea that flows from chapter to chapter--a plot that connects at surprising points in the story and a message I believe would resonate with people.
A Word document (and now a Google Doc) detailing the idea, the characters, and the progression of the plot had been sitting open on my laptop for over a year. I've recently started writing the first few chapters, but that was all I could do. I hit a wall with the story, and although I have the major plotline planned out, I find myself unable to add valuable content to it.
A few weeks ago, I found a short story I wrote in college for a creative writing class. I remembered conceiving the idea as a half-hour HBO series, and I used my creative writing final to workshop my premise and pilot. This gave me the opportunity to flesh out my story and characters, and figure out the direction of the show. My classmates and professor enjoyed the comedic short back then, so I decided to repurpose it.
Using Medium as a platform, I turned "Dr. Jeremy" into a serialized fiction project. My original short story transformed into episode 1 of this comedy series, and I'm currently working on episode 3 at the time of this posting. My plan is to post an installment each week (or as frequent as I can manage), but I don't know how many installments the story will ultimately consist of. I do know that the first two are available for you to read RIGHT NOW.
I implore you to check them out and let me know what you think. Enjoy!