Say you had a friend who was a film maker. Say this friend read one of your books and wanted to work on getting it to the screen. You’ve shopped this book around a bit before, but it’s a really strange book, and it’s pretty hard to sum up in a query. So it’s been sitting on your shelf, gathering dust for a year or so. So your friend has two proposals:
1. Work on a screenplay of the book and see if a big name studio will bite.
2. Make an independent movie and see what happens.
Do you go for either, or do you keep querying? If you go for one, which do you go for? Never thought I’d find myself in this situation before, and I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on the matter. My initial thoughts are GO GO GO! But maybe there are some of you out there who have other ideas.