While on holiday in Mexico, a fantastic tale of the Mayan civilization and the lost city of Atlantis popped into my head.
Exactly one year later, my family and I visit the Mayan ruins in Tulum. After a thorough tour, I have a strange feeling in the pit of my stomach, so we leave the tour and find a deserted spot to rest…
A Note – The video itself is exactly as it was recorded, completely by chance, in Tulum.
Now, if I was to continue the tale as it was supposed to be told…
So we toured the site. We had the company of our guide and 2-4 thousand other people touring the key points of the ruins. We did that with them all, then thanked our guide and decided we would poke around for a while. But first a break. We found an out of the way spot behind an unimpressive structre in a relatively untravelled area and sat down for some water and a snack. I got up and started to film the tourists thronging about the ruins. My family was sitting behind me on the edge of an old well.
While I was filming the tourists, my daughter said ‘What are these scratches?’ My skin instantly crawled with goose bumps! Somehow I knew instantly that this was the moment I’d been waiting for. Keeping the camera pointed away from us I walked over to her and asked ‘What scratches?’
Unplanned, unasked and unreheared, my daughter had set in motion the discovery of the undiscovered ruins beneath Tulum!
Well I have to say I was beyond happy. This visit really did crystallize the beginning of the film version for me. (no – not the book or the series – read on).
I thought that things could not get any better. This had already been a great holiday, for the family and for me and my inspiration. The trip had one more suprise in store for me though…
This story is shaping up to be… something bigger than I’d ever imagined! (And I imagined a lot!)
Yes, Writing is happening! and Anika is showing off her Heart Clasp by #ElenaGolovi. https://www.elenagolovi.com/products/heart-clasp-bag-small.
It’s definitely hard to flush out a multi volume book series/multi-season TV show series.
This is a story that I thought up a few years ago, but set in current times after recent events… well it has even more meaning! I’ve bounced the premise off a couple of people and the consensus seems to be that this is an entirely new story. I’m not riffing off anything. I don’t know if that’s so, but it’s nice to think that that might be the case.
Just for fun, I’m writing the TV pilot and the first book at the same time. Anyway, hope I can bring it too life and share it soon… It seems to be going well, but… wow, it’s a ton of work! #Cannot-Lie!
These three books are available in print. If you’d like a copy, please read the post before purchasing! 😉
There comes a moment in the birthing of any story when planning, organizing and preparing are no longer enough… When words must finally begin to tell the story. This was that moment…