Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Lately I seem to find myself wanting to get a bunch of projects going at once. Even more than usual. I'm deep into a crime novel. And also deep into a very pulpy sci-fi novel. There is a fantasy novel I want to get back to. Now I'm starting to think about sequels to books I've written. I almost never think about sequels. But I have a couple of good ideas, and when my brain won't let an idea slip away, when it sticks in there and keeps picking at me like a big scab, that's when I know an idea is a good one.
Oh, and screenplays. And a non-fiction proposal. And funny books for Marvel.
I think if you're going to write for a living, it's good to have a lot of things going. A LOT. On the other hand, I find myself starting lots of projects and not finishing anything. The exception is my work for Marvel. Missing deadlines would be BAD and since that's one of the primary ways I pay my mortgage, I'm not going to lose focus on those.
We'll see what happens. Who knows? Six months from now I might look up and find multiple completed manuscripts on my desk. All I need is enough coffee.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
So ... I busted my ass to get in an X-Men script on time. I'm rewarding myself today by putting some beer on ice and grilling up a slab of ribs. I might jump in the pool. No writing. Tomorrow, I'll need to get back to work.
But not today.
How's your weekend shaping up, people?
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Three on A Light is my collection of linked short stories from my grad school days. The stories revolve around private eye Dean Murphy who gets tangled up in cases with a supernatural flavor. This happens as a result of a cursed Zippo lighter. Since this is a collection of my very early writing, it can be a little rough around the edges in places, but frankly I've alwys had a soft spot for these stories and characters.
Now, I'm no kind of expert on how to market a book for kindle or what price is appropriate for eBooks, but I know people like a bargain. So in an effort to stir up some interest, I've lowered the price to .99 cents.
That's right folks, CLICK HERE if you want to get Three on a Light for your Kindle for the uber-meager price of 99 pennies.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tomorrow I hop a jet to Italy for a music and literature festival in Cremona. I am weirdly nervous and anxious, and I'm not sure why. I'm not afraid of flying or anything like that. Maybe I'll just miss my wife and son who I hope can come with me some time. The Italian people have always been very welcoming, and Italian readers are sharp and seem to really get my work. Probably once I get there and get into the swing of things, I'll feel right. Wish me luck, people.
And if I die, this will then seem like an eerily strange blog post.