Yes it’s true: I’ve run back to my little desert cabin again! But this time it’s more for joy and less escape. No really. I just like being silent. Not that I’m not working. Come on I am me! I finished a short and outline and came up with a new twist to an old story. I wrote a western outline a while back. (Prob because my infatuation with the desert more than westerns.) But it never really gelled. Then there I was, out in the sun, thinking about magick. And I thought “How come whenever anyone writes about desert magick they always go so Native American? What about desert faeries?” So I got thinking and quickly came up with an alternative Wild West with witches and demons and fantasy and a rail road! And it all clicked into place! I was like “OOOHHH that’s the theme..stooopid” I think, yes think, it’s going to be my new illustrated novel or graphic novel type of thingy after I finish Equinox! (btw Equinox should be out any day now. We had a web-meltdown errgg) The outline is done. The magick is explored. Now I have to write the rascal. So I guess I’m now out here less for escape and more for research. There are worse places to research…like in a library yuk!
Been busy. I started this blog to help people keep track of things I’m doing and I can’t even keep up. ha ha. I haven’t been writing a whole lot just designing and planning like crazy. Well that’s not entirely true. I wrote a cool short I think I’m shooting late Spring. It’s called Medea in Exile. I think this might just be the last Greek thing I do for a while (meaning a year or so . I FINALLY developed an art concept for Sassy Scarf so now I get to format, budget and hire an artist. It seems a LGBT (an LGBT??) artist would get the story better but not necessarily. I might just be being overly protective, of my amazing tale, after that editor (straight guy) told me the didn’t get the story..”why would a kid play with a scarf…” Umm that’s exactly the point. Errrggg.
ALSO Equinox goes LIVE very soon! The pages look awesome! (and please say that in a falsetto voice.) AND Wicca Please is out and rolling. It never occurred to me how freakin fun it would be to write short stories with those characters but it’s so crazy. Having a blast. We’ll see if I garner a fan base. Who knows?? I just wrote Demilla’s nightmare. Fun! Oh and booked a big storytelling gig! I am playing the WeHo Library on June 5th at 3:30 if yer around And I’m doing 2 new-ish pieces for a May-Day art thing. Oh and a few new story ideas and a re-outline of the Shakespeare thing I will prob never finish
Why oh why do I constantly work on things I know I’m never going to actually do? Or never finish. Or never even look at again until I do then I do. That’s the writer’s loose nut. Sometimes you just write. Even if it’s not terribly good or award wining prose, it’s gotta get it out so you slam it on paper. Sometimes uglily some times with flair..flare ha ha but there you go. You write it because it’s who you are. Clicking keys or scribbling defines you on some basic level like eating. No really. It’s like eating. It doesn’t occur to me to not do it except when it does because I’m ignoring important crap then I make myself go on a writing diet and it sucks. This is when I stop blogging because I’m sounding insane. OH and there’s movement on my funny horror script Caldron. Cross fingers and toes!!!!
I sent the Obamas my book When Carrots Ruled the World. They have sent their deepest thanks. I waited til after the reelection. I didn’t want to distract their hard work. Bless them.
We shot a video for Northern Strangers! You may remember them as the band who wrote a lot of the scoring to Wicca Please! Footage is rough but fun. We’re making a small promo video. It should be done in a few weeks. So if you happen to run a casino or cool venue and want the BEST LA tribute rock band EVER to perform, give me a shout!
Happy 2013 and I’m hiding! Just kidding. Well maybe not. I rented this awesome cabin in Joshua tree for the month to get some writing done! Top of the list is “Good for 1 Fr” a children’s book about a kid deciding what kind of person he wants to be. And it’s pretty darn funny. Also gearing up last pass at Equinox! It’s going live in March. THAT’S SO SOON!!!!!! So if you don’t hear from me don’t be alarmed. I’ve just been abducted by aliens