Brainstorming….

So, I’m working on this screenplay.  I think its this really great idea. Something I haven’t seen on screen and would make a funny flick.  It’s about this group of old video game characters who discover the internet and go on a journey of exploration and self-awareness.  They find that their old boring games have been replaced by colossal worlds and adventures.  THEN!  I get this call and someone tells me to watch this trailer on Youtube and this new movie call Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet.  I scream.  I trash my office and I throw all the pages into a waste paper basket and poor gasoline over it. I take the bottle of Jack Daniels off the bar and take a massive swig and wipe my face.  As tears stroll down my cheeks and I hold a lit match, I know I’m no good.  I’m a hack.  I can’t make it in this business.   Then I realized.  If I can think it.  And someone actually made it happen.  Then, I’m as good as that person right?

Now, the above is mostly exaggerated.  I wasn’t really working on a Wreck-it Ralph copycat.   Yet, the project I’m working on now via collaboration sometimes feels like been there done that.  Then, I realize that its completely original and I think it’s a story that should be told. The moral of the story:  don’t get frustrated. Always be confident. And most importantly: don’t give up! Finish it. Just get the story on the page.  You can always revise later.  And lastly, you may be surprised by the results.

As the weekend begins, I will make sure I keep writing. And although I want to start showing it to everyone, I want to be a bit further along than I am before I do that.  So please be patient.  Stuff is coming…I promise!

New Stuff!

Wednesday Morning—-

Work continues on several new projects.  I hope to start releasing it here very soon.  I would also ask that everyone take a look at my patreon page and support me.  With your monetary support, you’ll get insight into my writing and early peeks at my stories.

I do have to overcome a few distractions.  Mostly that I have so many ideas running around in my head, I’m having a hard time focusing on just one thing.   Yet, I am getting work done.  I’ve been working on a project I can’t talk about but I’ve also got a novella in the works, as well as a several other novel length projects.  I can say, that these include a YA book about my favorite animals; a fantasy epic that will be like a George RR Martin opus; and contemporary story about a boy and growing up in a small town.

Inspiration for completing these projects has been interrupted by working with a local convention for the past 7 years.   I’ve decided to leave that organization and focus on my writing and other creative projects.   I have spent many hours plotting and thinking about these stories.  Something I couldn’t do in the past few years due to the stress and responsibilities of a day job and working on a massive pop-culture convention.  With that wieght lifted, I find that I have time and eagerness to sit down and write.  So, I will do so and finish these projects.

I want to tell stories and have people enjoy those stories.  Yet, I do dream of the day I can do this full time, so with your help, I know I can accomplish this.   So stay tuned and return often.  Thank you!