Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Here comes 2010 ...



So ... This is the post were I sorta look over 2009 and see if I can sum things up and at the same time look ahead to 2010 and try to make some predictions. In a way, I feel 2009 was all about setting the stage for 2010. Lots of getting my ducks in a row and getting puzzle pieces in the right place. Etc. 2009 taught me that I'll definitely need MORE COW BELL for 2010. (I have no idea why I'm thinking of old Will Ferrel SNL skits right now.)

Since moving to Baton Rouge, I've been teaching at the local community college. Some good folks there. I still have my pal Jason Glenn's copy of Gran Torino. Don't worry, dude, I'll bring it back. Anyway, I'm not teaching there anymore and will now be writing full time again. Not only will I be banging away on a couple of screenplays (one crime, one zombie) but I will be humping it hard as of January 1 on a new novel. You may recall a few blog posts ago I was trying to decide which of several nifty ideas would bloom into my next novel. Well, I've decided.


But I'm not going to tell you.

Take THAT, small handful of slightly curious blog readers.

I'm also hoping 2010 is the year some cool film stuff falls into place. A couple of my novels have been optioned, screenplays written, etc. We have a director on one and are close on another. Movie star types have been approached. Nothing to do now but chew off all of my fingernails.

And write comic books. The good folks at Marvel Comics have seen fit to toss some interesting projects my way ... more as developments unfold. But I'm having a ball. Thanks, Axel Alonso.
My new year's resolution (in addition to dragging my fat ass back to the treadmill) is to work hard. Sit myself down every morning after I get the boy off to school and really work hard. I have a lot of ambition for 2010. Let's see what happens.


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping the year is fabulous for you. Looking forward to The Deputy in the spring and more work as it appears.

Scott Cupp said...

That was me with the big fingers hitting return instead of shift.

Stacia Decker said...

Yay, 1000-page fantasy novel! I know that's the one you chose!

Clark Kent said...

Robert Downey Jr.'d be a great Conner Samson. And, having just seen Sherlock and the sizzle between Downey and Rachel McAdams, she'd be perfect for Tyranny.

Good luck! I hope they do Suicide Squeeze, altho they'd hafta tone down the title a tad, considering the economy and all. The Big Squeeze?

Ripley said...

Can you get Quentin Tarantino to direct one of them? Preferably Go-Go Girls of the Apocolypse, but anything will do.

Mr. Philoctetes Digressius (aka L. E. McKenna) said...

Best wishes to you and yours in 2010.

You need a fat, smart guy for one'a them movies, lemme know. That's if I can only work nights, I get paid for travel, three squares and a gal a day, don't have to room with bus drivers, get my own private trailer, and you pay for whatever entertainment I need, oh, yeah, and you write my lines on big giant pieces of cardboard in, like, 228 point font or something so that I can see it.

And, my worthless advice, hit the weights instead of the treadmill.

Course . . . I'm fat. Why listen to me?

John D. said...

"Let's see what happens."

If Dave Bowman can be believed, it'll be something wonderful.

I'm glad to hear that Hollywood is showing some interest in adapting your books. They'd make kickass movies.

And I'll second Clark's vote for Downey as Conner Samson.

Craig Zablo said...

2010 looks to be a good year for you and your fans. At least this fan hopes so!

Steve Malley said...

Fine, don't tell us! Long as you keep writing, that's the main thing...

ca nadeau said...

I think Tarrantin would do a better Pistol Poets and Rodriguez go-go girls.

Gerard said...

Do you have any influence or control at all on possible film projects?