And it’s not going to be Hollywood Whisper … aka Truffle Butter.
For a while I’d been toying with an idea I’ve titled Side Chick. I admit, the plot’s not that innovative: A family man becomes involved with an unhinged woman, shit hits the fan, terror ensues.
And it’s also a story that firmly fits within the genre of “hood fiction” — my first take on hood fiction, Orange Mound, has quickly and recently become a readers’ favorite, and since I’m interested in writing tales that are commercially viable, I’m thinking another trip to the well can’t hurt.
Continue reading “I Know What My Next Novel is Going to Be”
OK, so we are 16 days into Zero Draft Thirty, the writing challenge in which we are supposed to write a “zero draft” of a screenplay in 30 days.
As the challenge mandates we write at a pace of four pages per day, at this point we should be at Page 64.
On Untitled NYC Comedy, I am at Page 58.
I know, I know. I started off cheating and now I’m a few pages behind. However, I am not worried. I will soon be taking time off from the day job, and during that period I vow to catch up in the most spectacular of ways.
Continue reading “A Zero Draft Thirty Update #ZD30Script — Day 16”
So as many of you know, I shelved the novel I had been working on — but that should not suggest I stopped writing altogether. Oh no no no.
In fact, during the writing of Hollywood Whisper I was also working on plot outlines for several future projects. One of those ideas spoke to me above all the others, and I decided to use it as the basis for my current WIP, a screenplay I am publicly calling Untitled NYC Comedy.
Continue reading “📝 #AuthorLifeMonth Day 4: My WIP 📝”
As I’m sure most of you will agree, 2016 was one bitch of a year.
Not only did we have to deal with numerous celebrity deaths and the crushing disappointment of a presidential election hampered by an increasingly antiquated process (not to mention both the media’s coverage of the candidates and the arrogance of third-party millennial voters), but I suffered personal losses as well.
I didn’t really speak publicly about this, but my mother’s death in August affected me in ways I couldn’t before conceive. Then there was the jinxed jaunt to Los Angeles over the Thanksgiving holiday, during which I was the victim of bank fraud. And I was beginning to feel a whole lot less fulfilled personally and professionally.
Continue reading “Good Riddance 2016, and Hello 2017!”