Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Long time, no update...

It's been almost a month.  Hasn't it?

No excuses.  I've been lazy.  Not writing anything.  Just working, watching movies, and napping.  Probably subconsciously resting up for the busy Christmas season ahead at work.

I have been mapping out my upcoming writing projects, however, and scheduling them.  Some interesting developments.

My current project is my romantic comedy.  Working on it with a friend.  I need to ask him to light a fire under my ass.  Because I'm lazy.  Deadlines imposed by others make me actually work.

Then my next project will most likely be my next giallo, "She Has Rebecca's Eyes."  Think Body Puzzle meets Blink meets 70's giallo depravity.  Good gory fun.

Also retooling another horror idea I have called "Butterfly Collector."  I've written and re-written the opening scene at least four times over the past ten years.  Probably the most emotional piece I've done.  I think I keep putting this one off because I know it would never get produced.  Too dark, too bleak, no happy ending for anyone.

And I've been thinking about "Proxy," my sci-fi giallo.  After a thorough dissection, I've determined I accidentally wrote the second installment of a trilogy.  But three screenplays won't cut it.  This story needs novels.

Lately I've been thinking about writing a book about gialli.  I've been teetering back and forth on the subject, trying to figure out what style to do it in, what exactly to write about, etc.  Still debating on it.  My professor has been a great help, though.  Maybe I'll expand one of my film series and see how it goes.

And, yes, I've watched a lot of gialli lately.  I don't even know if I can name them all.  I'll go through them later and let you know.

Okay.  Gonna watch some TV and go to bed early.  Morning shift tomorrow.