Long time, no hear from?
What have I been doing? Writing…of course.
Right now, I’m going through quite a fertile cycle. The ideas are still coming like drops from a angry, black, humidity laden, thunderboomer.
To look at the career of accomplished wordsmith, and musician, Thomas Earl Petty…There is a limit to those raindrops.
One day, the raincloud will evaporate into nothing.
And so, I write.
I can promise each of you that 2K17 isn’t going to be a very lucrative year. I will not have a single new book on the shelves by the end of this year. I hope that I don’t have another year like this…well, until I stop writing…permanently.
That’s not to say that 2K17 was a bad year…in fact, it’s been a very good year. The kind of year that I may look back on as being a turning point in my writing career. It is the springboard to 2K18…and…
…2K18 is going to be a good year…A very, very good year. Let’s just talk books…at first. Scenic City Cafè Volumes Three and Four will hit the shelves by July of 2K18. I’m looking forward to seeing those two volumes sit proudly on a bookstore bookshelf next to their brothers and sisters.
I’ve also decided that there will be a final, Fifth Volume, that will tie everything up with a nice, neat, blood stained bow.
I’ve started a new novel series…a little out of my wheelhouse. However, the few people that have read the first draft of 20,000 words like what I’m doing. The first book in the series (Probably a trilogy) will be titled, “Calling For Raine”. I’ll share more as I come a little closer to completing the project. I’m thinking that will be finished around Christmas of 2K18. I’m not going to paint myself into a corner with a publishing date. When it’s done…and it’s done right, then it will go to the publisher.
(Now we’ll get off the books) I am currently finishing the first draft of my Scenic City Cafè adaptation. I am working with Arzola Films (arzolafilm.com) to make this a reality by the Summer of 2K18. Regardless of what happens with Scenic City Cafè, I’m going to continue writing and marketing my screenplays.
Adapting an unfinished novel, “Evangelist’s Pawn”, into an episodic screenplay for the small-screen, is one of my writer “side-projects”. This is only something that I pick up in the rarest of my rare…spare…time. (I’m writing the second episode now) Before I even try to pitch it, I plan to have six polished episodes written and registered. A one-sentence pitch practiced and prepared for any and all producers and directors that want to listen.
Looking way…way…ahead to 2K19 I have an idea for two more anthology series. I’ll probably complete them in a different style than Scenic City Cafè, but they will be my interesting…slightly deranged…short works. They are tentatively titled, “The Seekers” and “The Attic”.
Finally, my weekend project is a foray into a genre that I never thought that I’d never leap into. Because the story idea isn’t mine, but I’ve been trusted to bring J.P. Harper’s characters and world to life, I’m not going to discuss the story, concept or genre. I can tell you that it is cool getting to know these characters and the world that they live in. It’ll be another month before I really get into the writing. Right now, I’m just having the time of my life letting these new folks run around inside my “Attic”.
Finally, I’ve said it before…I’m going to try to make more frequent posts. Still, that’s one of the perks of being a relative unknown. I can post when I want, and not have a publicist clawing at the fringes of my time. (Not that I have anything against publicists…)
I’m climbing back up into my attic. Something’s thumping up there…and I swear that I used enough chloroform to knock out a rhino.
(P.S. If you read this far you are a real trooper. Check out the arzolafilm.com page again…scroll to the bottom. Eh…eh…eh…what’cha think?)