Day x of my Writing Gig Quest (turning Bisaya)

As they say, sometimes you need to stop, and think in the midst of a (rat) race, of chasing whatever you are chasing. Instead of going to the direction where everybody is going, you can stay put and try to take advantage of what are left behind.

I kind of think that instead of joining the tough competition of getting a freelance job of writing English articles,  why not write something in cebuano/bisaya?  like creating bisaya romance novels. Tagalog romance novels is a big hit! Why not bisaya romance novels?!?

So here’s a very rough sketch sample story line would be: rich boy, boyet, meets poor girl, maricar. Reminiscent of kuya germ’s ‘young love, sweet love’ era.

Ang mama ni maricar kay labandera sa adunahang pamilya nila boyet. Usa ka adlaw niana nasakit ang mama ni maricar. Gipugngan sya ni maricar nga Dili Lang sa palabhon anang adlawa para makapahuway. Pero dili ganahan mapaltos og pamglaba ang iyang mama nga si manang mila kay dako na kaayo sya’g na ‘advance’ nga sweldo. Nalooy nagtan-aw sa iyang mama nga gihutoy pag ayo mao iya kining gihangyo nga siya na Lang ang moadto sa balay ni Boyet para manglaba. Sakit sa dughan ni manang Mila nga palabhon iya anak pero Dili pa gyud Makaya sa iya lawas.

Sayo kaayo naabot si maricar sa balay nila boyet. Alas singko pa sa buntag nanuktok na sya sa gate nila boyet. Og ang nakaabli niya mao ang driver nga si, lando. Giingnan sya adto lang agi sa may kusina.

Pag abot niya sa kusina iya naabtan si manang Lydia, ang kusinera, nga nagluto. Gipapainit una sya ni nang Lydia usa sya nanglaba. Paghuman og painit, nitindog na si maricar para manguha sa mga labhonon. Giingnan sya ni nang Lydia nga adtoon una niya ang kwarto ni boyet para kuhaon ang bulingon ani.

Og tood iya giadto, nisulod siya og hinay2x baron dili mapukaw ang natulog pa nga si boyet. Sa pagsulod niya, iya una nakit-an ang maamong nawong ni boyet, ug kalit syang nakalad-ok sa iya laway ug nakahunong  tungod sa kagwapo niani…

Based on that, you probably have an idea of how the story will go — that maricar and boyet will have a happy ever after story but not before:
* a you-and-me-against-the-world drama

* love triangle scene
* that maricar is after all a rich girl because she was switched with another baby right after being delivered to birth.

 That’s how Tagalog or any other romance novels story plot should go, right? You can get conclusion even before you are done with the 1st chapter.

Some details i’m still trying to figure out, and which i need help:
1. Should Boyet and maricar be teens or young adults
2. Should Boyet be a bad boy at start then become goodboy or goodboy all thru out
3. Should they have friendster or facebook or both accounts
4. How graphic the sexy scenes should be — this is one of the selling factor, right? =)
5. Etcetera

Yaa, I know I’m not creating any values. This is pro’lly the wowowee version of written lit. But it sells. Well, based on my imagination — I have blockbuster in my hands! =)))

Bisaya lit is the new black!