We've been BIG fans of ReMade since the first episode appeared on NetGalley and just can't get enough. The title of the first episode of ReMade is "Shadows and Dreams" so we asked the author team to tell us about the dreams they had as a teenager (be they silly, hopeful, or inspirational). Check out what they had to say!
In the original story bible I wrote for ReMade, I talked about a daydream I used to have that went like this: I’d be sitting on a bus and I’d look around at all those strangers and think “What if we were suddenly the only people left on earth? Who’d be the leader? Who would betray us? And would that beautiful girl across the aisle finally look at me?” That daydream is really what ReMade is all about.
E. C. Myers
When I was 13, I decided I would be the youngest author ever! I loved reading, but really, how hard could it be to write a book? (Ha, ha.) So I started writing my first novel, which of course was a YA science fiction story. I was a good enough writer at the time to decide after a few chapters that it was terrible, so I abandoned it. In junior high I wrote and submitted a couple of scripts for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager (my first professional rejections), and by college I wanted to write for television. Obviously I am not the youngest author ever, but I’m still writing YA stories, and with ReMade, I’m finally sort of realizing my dream of writing for television!
You know those makeover scenes where the girl takes off her glasses and shakes out her hair and is suddenly drop-dead gorgeous? I wanted that to happen to me. Shockingly, it did not. (!!!) What DID happen: I grew into myself and blossomed a long, long time after high school, and I genuinely feel better about myself every year. There's plenty of time!
I used to dream about having a big brother. I grew up as an only child, and I thought it would have been awesome to have a brother who’d look out for me at school and drive me to band practice. Of course, my imaginary brother wasn’t a jerkface. Turns out that I actually have an older brother who I didn’t know about. And no, he’s not a jerkface. He’d totally drive me to band if I needed him to.
When I was a teen, I wanted to be a mom and an author. Since both of those happened in such wonderful ways, I now regret not aiming for “a mom, an author, and the first new wave of mutants invited to join the X-Men.”