I’m very new to this forum, but I’ve been writing for a little project of mine for about a month and a half.
I’ve gotten to a point where I’m ready to start fiddling around with the engine, and hopefully, I won’t find it to be too much of a hassle.
This is really just a slice of the idea, but I’ve written 2 of the plot lines so far, but I’m not quite sure how many there will be in the finished product.
Here’s a quick pitch:
Become a Legendary Musician Or Die Trying!
Go from zero to hero, choosing from multiple different backgrounds, multiple different cities with different music scenes, and different eras of history.
Choose your own path
Do you choose to go solo or are you in a band? Are you an arrogant, eccentric rockstar or a down-to-earth, well-behaved critical darling?
Will you be satisfied with a modest existance, or will you crave those intoxicating stadium show nights, and all the groupies, drugs and money that follow?
Go through the ages
Where will your adventure start? Perhaps in Greenwich Village in the late 50’s/early 60’s or New Jersey/London in the late 60’s/early 70’s? Choose between 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and the new millennium. How long will your career as a musician last, and will you adapt or stay true to your roots?
That, and hopefully more!
That’s the idea… So far, so good! xD I’ve written two storylines so far (linear, without branching choices) each going at about 23k words so far.
With a storyline like this, I’d have to do at least 6-10 almost completely different paths, so I’m obviously quite a ways off at this point.
The reason I’m putting this out there NOW, is that I’d like your feedback on the idea! If you’ve played the Choice of the Rock Star, you might have been just as disappointed with it as me. I’m going to go all in with this, making all paths equally important and interesting.
I’m a musician myself, so this is a bit of a passion project in a way, since these are my dreams and hopes (at least some of them)
I’m planning several different musical genres from classic rock (Inspired by Rolling Stones, and I’ll also do a Beatles style set-up, though that is a different genrer. We also have Led Zep and Pink Floyd, though this is probably too wide to be a realistic goal for me), Folk (Inspired by both Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Woody Guthrie), 70’s rock (Both Bruce Springsteen and Queen come to mind. Both obviously jump into the 80’s as well, The Band), 80’s pop (Mainly Madonna and Michael Jackson) 90’s alternative (Nirvana, Green Day) early 2000’s acoustic pop/rock (John Mayer/ Dave Matthew’s Band) and finally we get to something like Foo Fighters (if I get to that. This is lowest priority thus far)
I’d love any and all feedback you can give me on the idea!!! I am going to take it all to heart while working on this.
Also, finally, what do you think about the name? I’m a bit unsure about that part, but obviously, that’s the least of my worries at this point