When I think back at the creative process of writing King of The Kingdom, it is bitter-sweet. It came from a friendship that turned into a fight and ultimately, that friendship dissolved into nothing. And to think it was over fanfiction? Or was it?
King of The Kingdom takes an original character and places him in the middle of Walt Disney World and the cast members, who work in the park. But let’s back up before we get into the story.
I didn’t even know what the hell fanfiction was until a friend of mine, who we will call JP, began writing it based on a cartoon on the Disney Channel. She explained how she/fans took the characters and wrote their own stories and created new worlds for them. Okay. I get it. What I did/do with celebrities. What she did was take two cartoon characters and create a romance that did not exist on the show.
I didn’t understand that. Okay. Cartoons and sex never mingled in my world and I couldn’t relate, so I moved on. She thought my passiveness was making fun of her. No. I just didn’t see cartoons like that. No biggy, not my thing. And I really wasn’t a fan of the show. I couldn’t relate.
Then I went to Disney World. And saw a cast member that was so unbelievably cute and adorable, I wanted to hook up with her. So. She played the character that JP wrote about, only in cartoon form. My fascination with her was the cast member, not the character, who just happened to be a live version of a cartoon character.
(((DEEP BREATH))) And so begins my writing of King of The Kingdom. A story about a young man who finds himself living at Disney World and meets Kim Possible, the cast member who thinks she is really Kim Possible. You see. Not the same. She thought it was which in turn caused a little fight between us. Oh, the fight gets bigger, but that is for a different book.
King of The Kingdom was the first completed book written, but it was not the first book I published on Amazon when I was publishing in book form. It’s a lot like Kingdom Keepers, which I have not read.