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Sunday, May 31, 2009
What do you think of the title "Scheduling Conflict" for a movie? Does it intrigue you, make you want to go see it? Is it better than my current title, "Time Enough at Last," which is a play on the Twilight Zone episode? I'm having the hardest time trying to decide on a name for my screenplay, and that's really about all I have left to do.
Friday, May 22, 2009
My story "Unnatural Blonde" is out this month in Arkham Tales #3. I haven't had a chance yet to read all the stories in this issue, but I'm sure they are all high quality material, based on what I've seen in the magazine so far. This publication is one of my proudest moments in writing to date, as this is one of the most professional places I've been published.
So swing on over and give it a read. Let me know what you think.
So what's going on with me? Not much. Still working too much. I've been reading more mysteries lately than anything else--a couple Ian Rankin books, Patricia Cornwell.
I've been working on my screenplay again the last few weeks. I really want to get that wrapped up soon and start getting it out there. Other than that, I'm just trying to survive. We'll see how that goes.
Watch for The Book Of Tentacles, due out in June. My story "Taking Root" will appear in it.
Monday, March 30, 2009
So, I've been away. Trying to get back into the spirit of writing. I haven't done a whole lot of writing in that time, but I have been fleshing out an idea for a book, based on a short story of mine. I've always wanted it to be a novel, but the story as it was didn't really have the length for novel--novella maybe. There's not much of a market for novellas, so I squeezed the story into about 8000 words.
I've discovered what the story needed, and then realized where I got the inspiration. I'm going to have Part One, which is my current short story "This Devil's Song," to be followed by Part Two, seventeen years later, where they have to finish off the evil from Part One. Yeah, it's the same structure as Stephen King's It, available where all fine books are sold. The story isn't similar at all, though. I'm really excited, and I've done a lot of research into an aspect of the story I never considered before. It should be a lot of fun. I've started writing the prologue, but that's as far as I am.
As far as being gone, I've just got a lot going on right now. I'm trying to get back into the habit of coming back here regularly, but it's going to be hard. I'm tired all the time, and this isn't what I feel like doing. But if I'm going to be writing, this is important, as a way of keeping myself accountable. So I'll see what I can do.
I'm going to go take a nap now.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I've had a couple of favorable writing experiences without even doing any writing. I got my contributor's copy of Necrotic Tissue's Malpractice anthology last week with my story "Minor Surgery" in it. It's a good looking book, and that made my day.
Last night I got an email that told me my 100 story "Interview with a Victim" was an Honorable mention in The Drabbler's contest, themed "What Your Alien Lover Wants You to do in Bed." I should be getting the contributor's copy this month some time.
So, I'm feeling better, but I'll give myself another week to completely recharge. Talk to you all later!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I'm not about to discover the answer now. I hope I can overcome the funk here pretty soon. If not, I'll need to find a new title for my blog.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
No "other news" today. Have a good and productive day.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
So I spent a good portion of my weekend chopping up the tree after the professionals took it down for me. It was a very romantic Valentine's Day.
In other news, my poem "Strange Seed" is up at Tales from the Moonlit Path. Give the site a read, there's some great stuff on there. And I really don't count my poem among those pieces. I like it less and less as I read it. That's my reaction to a lot of my work though.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The other response I got, just a few minutes later, was an acceptance of my poem "Strange Seed" with Tales from the Moonlit Path. I'd really almost given up hope on this one, but it turns out I didn't get the original acceptance email a couple months ago. The poem'll be going up in the Valentine's Day issue. The email I got was the editor trying to get final approval before it went to be posted on the site. It should go up sometime in the next week or two, so I'll post a link when I have it.
What else am I working on? Not much. I've been a slacker. But I want to finish my story "Masked" this week or next--this one could also fit the Triangulation Anthology theme, so I may submit it there first. If nothing else, their critique will help me out.
I've also decided that while I will continue to work on my screenplay "Time Enough at Last," I'm also going to work on turning it into a novel. I read in a screenwriting book about someone else doing that--it's basically a 110 page outline with most of the dialogue already written. Plus I'd really be able to expand upon some themes that I just can't fit into a 2 hour movie. I'm not talking about just novelizing the screenplay, but just using that as the framework for a much more in-depth novel. Should be fun. If I can just find the time for it.