I hate going an entire week without posting. It means that there is either nothing going on or that when I do post again, there is much to report. This post is somewhere in the middle.
First of all, the BIG NEWS that I was raving about on the last post is still in the works. It’s a looooong process and, when it’s all said and done, may come down to nothing. So while I’m still a bit weary of talking at length about it, I’ll give the bare(subtle) bones: I can’t write scripts; screenplay format frightens me. Yet I threw a pitch for a television series towards Certain People and we have been in talks for a little over a week regarding the sloppy script for the pilot I wrote, the synopsis and various character sketches and ideas. As of right now, due to money concerns, things are idling. From the little I know about this whole process, this could take a month to start going, or it could take 3 years. And even then, as I said, it could boil down to nada. But I’ll keep you guys posted.
Also, I’m still awaiting final word on The Bleeding Room, which, if you recall was passed ahead to a final reading stage a little over a month ago. I went back and reread it and now almost hope that they ask for a rewrite. I like the way it ended, but I came up with a whole new, twisted way to end it. Of course, this is a moot point as of right now.
In other news, the ToC for Northern Haunts has been released. I would post it here, but it’s on a gazillion other blogs as it is. You can read it at Shroud’s blog.
Now, the thing that I’m really excited about (for the last day or so). Typically, when I get an idea for a short story, I start writing in immediately. If it sucks, I go back and alter it however I see fit. But the other day as I was driving into town, I passed two guys jogging/running. They looked bored, lifeless, and as if they did this thing every day…so much that they really didn’t even know why they were doing it anymore. And from that, a story was born. But it has not been written yet. This has the potential to be a very harrowing story and I want to make sure I give it the care and treatment that I would a novel. With a working title of “The Mannerisms of Runners”, I’m aiming for a 3,500-4,000 word story. I plan on starting it this afternoon.
And that’s about it. I added about 2,000 words to Blood Routes over the last week and roughly 5,500 to Broken Skies (which looks to have about 20 pages left and then a big fat THE END).
‘Til next time guys…