November 2017

More from Brian and Carrie in STABITHA!

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

This is really rolling along, 16k words so far! I’ll have to pub it as “Derek Vance” because marketing, but if (warning magical thinking ahead) it becomes truly huge, I’ll switch out Brad for Derek on the title and fuck ’em if they don’t like gay romance. It’s taken me long enough to “transition” from my old self to Brad, the last thing I plan on doing is transitioning again in the public eye to another name, especially one that will only exist because “branding” means Brad’s back catalog would negatively impact Stabitha’s potential success. (NOTE IRONY that I need to worry about people who love serial killing being offended by gay sex.) A serial killer / homicide detective, so good at both jobs! And corrosively funny in the darkest way. And I do think it will be truly huge. Could be. Always could be, because I want to cry when I think about sales and marketing. The only reason I’d ever go back to [MORE]

“Crunch” Episode One in POST PRODUCTION! Coming Soooon!

November 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Here’s the script!  It’s true. We filmed last Saturday and TBH it’s taken me this long to get around to writing about it. Sunday was a physical collapse day. My DP sent me the footage in a 90 minute compilation and Monday was about selecting my favorite takes. And I’m gonna say it now, this is SO GOOD. I know, everybody blah blahs their own shit, marketing hype blah. Well, you’ll see for yourself in a couple weeks or less. Then Tuesday, well, that was Collapse Day. The lion’s share of work was done and I could just come down from what started in July as a funny short script. So here’s how I, a first time director, got it done, and done well. First and foremost, and y’all know I hate that shit when people are all “oh I’m so shocked and honored and humbled just to be one of about one million people nominated for this award!” I take credit where it’s mine, and when it comes to my novels, well it is all mine [MORE]

“A Little Too Broken” Screenplay: SEMIFINALS in Diverse Voices comp!

November 16, 2017 // 2 Comments

I was a 2017 finalist in Reddit’s screenwriting sub. I made quarters in the WeScreenplay comp, and now semis in Diverse Voices. Tomorrow they announce semis in Shore Scripts Drama competition. So yeah, never listen when someone says “Humba dumba throw away your first script because it’s shit, humba dumba.” They just want to sound like they’re smoking a pipe and wearing one of those big brimmed “writer’s hats” on their heads – you know, the ones in all their publicity photos that are meant to say, I live a life of adventure! OH YEAH, and Crunch episode one… films THIS SATURDAY! OH YEAH YEAH, and “Stabitha” is up to 13,000 words 🙂 I’ll feed you more of serial killer/homicide detective Brian O’Connor in a day or two, but today (and let’s hope tomorrow! are all about celebrating competition advances for ALTB. Who knows, with Call Me By Your Name and Love, Simon coming out soon… maybe someone [MORE]

Here comes… “STABITHA” a serial killer thriller, and a new pen name…

November 12, 2017 // 2 Comments

Yes, like a phoenix from the flames, my transformation out of gayrom is nearing completion. “Crunch” episode one films next weekend, and I’ve started work on a serial killer thriller called “Stabitha.” Ten thousand words have already just fallen out of me without even trying, and knock wood/no whammies, this should be out in February. More info to come! Of course, I’ll need a new pen name, website etc., but in the Vance Family Tradition, I’m splitting myself into yet another horcrux. I was going to use “Derek Vance” for a mainstream thriller I never got to (consumed by magical thinking aka pure unhinged desperation at the time), so now’s his chance! I do believe this book could be the start of a beautiful relationship, between me and serial killer/homicide detective Brian O’Connor. But without further ado, let me introduce you… STABITHA – Chapter One It doesn’t bother me, the sight of this young woman’s [MORE]