Tuesday, June 30, 2015

At last! (spoiler alert for BUT I TOLD YOU LAST YEAR)

It’s a beautiful sunny morning, and even though it’s only half past six, it’s warm enough to be picking strawberries in my pyjamas. Things are getting back to normal – the temperature is at last catching up with the month – and yesterday, I actually played table tennis outside with Dave. It’s so long since I had a bike ride on the Monsal Trail, but I’m hoping that today’s the day.



Even though I’ve been laid low, I’ve been working on my screenplay (apart from one day last week when the antibiotics made me unable to think and I rang the the doctor in horror and panic and said “I can’t even write!”)

The current problem is this: at present my adaptation of BUT I TOLD YOU LAST YEAR THAT I LOVED YOU is four one hour episodes, finishing at the end of the book/story. My mentor says that I should not be tying it up so neatly, in case they want another series later. So, dear readers who have read the book, where precisely do you think the adaptation should end? e.g. where Fran arrives wet and exhausted on the doorstep of the Northumberland cottage and Sol opens the door to her?

Speak up, I need your help.

Oh, nearly forgot. If you live in the UK and haven’t read the book yet, and you’d like to buy a signed copy (postage free) and know that all the proceeds are going to that crowdfunding site helping refugees that I mentioned yesterday, write to me at infoATdelicatelynuancedDOTcom


marmee said...

Gosh that's a tough question! The moment of arrival does have a great feel to it...and if we only see him opening the door it makes for a nice cliffhanger but sometimes cliffhangers can be soooo irritating. Still..when he opens the door all is possible.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thanks, Marmee. This is very helpful.

Anonymous said...

I recall the real cliffhanger in the story was whether they'd get back together, properly, with everything back on track.
His reaction when she arrived was unexpected, and fairly devastating t first.

Maybe you could bring the first series to a close there - perhaps with her getting into the single bed?

Sue Hepworth said...

Ah hah! More food for thought.
I am reading the book again - last section - and pondering.
Thank you.