Quick Note re DC Reboot

10.06.2011
19:42

I am SWAMPED and everyone in our house is sick, so this is going to be a bit of a drive-by post, but I have been seeing stirrings on the interwebs about the dearth of female writers in the DC re-boot and while I agree that, you know, MORE THAN ONE WOULD BE BETTER, I feel like I should mention that I was approached. (I’ve seen my name at least twice on lists of ‘folks DC should have talked to.’)

They did talk to me. I was approached twice.

The first was to pitch on an ongoing. I declined because I was hip deep in work at the time and the turnaround they needed was just impossible for me. (I can’t remember exactly, but I think it was a day or two for the pitch and then a week and half for the first script–which would have been doable if I could have dropped everything and started immediately, but I had Castle pages due, another project you don’t know about yet, and Supergirl still on my plate!) And I wasn’t sure I was ready for an ongoing anyway. (It was later pointed out to me that an “ongoing” in the current marketplace is seldom much longer than a long mini, so… you know. I’m an idiot.) I’ve kicked myself every day since, but short of having fermata powers, I don’t think could have done it.

The second time, I was approached to pitch on a 6 issue mini. This time I decided to make it work. I pitched. I swung for the bleachers aaaaand… I didn’t get the gig. It happens. It ain’t personal. They told me that there were others pitching and though I was also told mine was an early favorite, in the end they went another way. As far as I’m concerned, it was fair and square and there’s no shame on either end of the deal.

So there you go. HELL YES, I do wish there were more female creators in the DC reboot, but in my case anyway, it’s not like I wasn’t given a shot. Or two.

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