Two more “Stabitha” chapters!

March 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

The whole thing is around 40,000 words right now, a lot of that is outline but yeah. The overall construction work is pretty solid at this point. The Master Plan is three Brian books, and if that’s still a thing anyone’s purchasing after book three, well, after Closure on Brian’s Journey, I know Carrie’s a strong enough character to sustain her own trilogy 🙂 CHAPTER THREE “I’m so sorry for your loss,” I said to the pretty teacher’s mother, and boy do I look like I believe it. My head turned just so, my eyes warm (or at least framed warmly by the well practiced look on my face), my voice gentle, rich with sadness, perfect mimicry of every TV cop ever. Because that’s what they’ve seen on TV, that’s what they expect, and all you have to do is give them what they’re waiting for, complete the tribal ritual to everyone’s satisfaction. It’s funny. Even though she’s the one who’ll get upset later, when Carrie gives the news, it sounds as cold [MORE]

“Stabitha” is back in production!

March 21, 2018 // 2 Comments

Getting back into production mode. Winter sucks, amiright? When this book makes me Ian Fleming rich, I’m spending all of winter on a Caribbean island. And I think it might, as do some other people. This is the first book I’ve actually “workshopped,” my contribution to the novel writing class I’ve been teaching, that’s dovetailed into a novel writing group. I’m getting lots of great feedback, so I know it’s going to be a strong story. Here’s what the first two chapters look like now. CHAPTER ONE It doesn’t bother me, the sight of this young woman’s corpse. It was a messy death, blood everywhere, a nice juicy artery slit open while she was still chock full of fluid and very much alive. There’ll be plenty of work for ServPro in this apartment! The bed’s a total loss, and the area rugs, and I bet the walls are going to need more than just repainting. It’s a horrifying scene, no doubt. But it’s just a dead body. And so its [MORE]

Editorial Services is Back, New and Improved!

March 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Right here at this link. I’m focusing on developmental editing now. I’ve been teaching a small novel writing class, and I’m getting a lot of pleasure out of helping people take “an idea I’ve had for a while,” and turn it into a full fledged novel. I also enjoy helping writers tweak a first draft, giving them feedback they can use to create a much stronger version. Please spread the word! [MORE]

“Crunch” Kickstarter submitted! Here’s the promo video I made!

January 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Watch episode 1 of “Crunch” HERE on Vimeo! I edited this trailer using the final MP4 file, the music clips, and some voiceover I recorded on my Snowball mike. All done using an old version of Camtasia! So just imagine what I can do when I get a “real” editing setup for Episode 2 🙂 The Kickstarter goal for future episodes is a (relatively modest by KS film standards) $5,000, enough to get a good editing PC, Creative Cloud for a year, and pay for the Lumix G7 and memory card I’ve already put on the credit card 🙂 If I can raise more than that, people working on the show (and it is a show now) will get PAID! I’ll be sure to keep you posted, and to flog the Kickstarter MERCILESSLY when it goes [MORE]

New short script! “Blockbrain” is up!

January 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here’s the link! LOGLINE: A would-be day trader becomes obsessed with a cryptocurrency that uses brain matter as its storage and processing system. Crunch still in post production, thus the overall silence on here… Much propaganda to come when I get the final file! [MORE]

THE YEAR I GOT SHIT DONE, and My Gay Agenda for 2018!

December 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

I had a pretty bad depression a few weeks ago. A slump is typical near/at Dark O’Clock, but this one really sucked. The only thing that cheered me up was looking at everything I’ve done this year. And, just as importantly, I think, the things I stopped doing because I was beating my head against a wall. Since January I have: Written, workshopped, rewritten, subbed for coverage, rerewritten, a complete screenplay, the adaptation of A Little Too Broken. My first screenplay, and it finaled on /r/screenwriting’s 2017 comp, Semifinaled at Diverse Voices, Quarterfinaled at WeScreenplay, and Quarterfinaled at Shore Scripts. All in the face of a lot of wizened grizzled “expert advice” like “humba dumba your first script will be shit humba dumba, and  your second and your third humba.” Fuck you, old man (he said, having just turned 55)! I don’t need your negatude! Wrote, Directed, Produced and Acted in CRUNCH, the pilot episode of a web series! There [MORE]

“Crunch” release delayed, post prod issues…

December 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Adobe Premiere Pro ate the project file, and my editor had to start over… So yeah. “Crunch” episode one is still coming to a device near you, just not sure when. I’m pretty frozen on doing anything with the next episode until this one gets out in the world. And, it was the darkest dark of Dark O’Clock yesterday, the time when my creativity is at its lowest, so not much else going on. I dream of the day I’m rich enough to cancel Winter – to just get on a plane and spend the three worst months of it on a tropical island… sun sun sun, sea sea sea, long warm [MORE]

“THE RED STUFF” a new short screenplay!

December 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Here’s the link on Google Drive! A Modest Proposal retake, for our modern economy. It’s been through my screenwriting group and it’s a strong script. 20 pages, it’s long for a short, I know. Down from 23 though! The adage I read is that if you can’t tell the story in less than 20 minutes, it probably needs to be a feature. My group suggested I go there with this, as they did with another piece in progress, but fuck! I can’t! I need to focus on Stabitha and make some fucking money, of which I have none, before I spend time on long shots like spec scripts! The money wolves are baying hard at my heels, and I didn’t get shit done on Stabbers this last week, with clinical depression setting in hard. Not because of anything I did wrong, for once, and on maximum mood stabilizer dose, like seizure-level dose. Just because winter, and broke. I’m using CBD, the THC-free cannabis extract, and it’s keeping the wolves from taking any flesh off [MORE]