Thursday, October 29, 2009

New stories

Are you still there? Feedblitz hasn't dropped you yet? Please come over to the blog and sign up as a follower in the box you'll see to the right of the homepage.

Meanwhile, here are two new stories I recently published to suite 101:

Alice's Long Strange Trip to Become Syfy Series
High Moon a Winning Mix of Westerns, Werewolves

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, I've been posting spooky stuff to my blog at, and here's just a little something to send you off with:

Now, that's a Scooby Doo movie I'd pay real money to see. It comes from this talented artist. You should check some of his other projects (I'm partial to the steampunk rayguns he builds.)

Say G'night, Velma.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Heads up: You're about to lose the feed

Those of you following this blog on FeedBlitz are about the lose the feed. In the next week or so, FeedBlitz will become a fee-only service, and I can't afford to carry a fee for this. So I'm encouraging you to go to the site, look for the helpful "Followers" widget and sign up under Google or Yahoo or one of the other choices. This one is free and should remain free.

Don't delay. You know how important these updates are to your mental and emotional wellbeing.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A new effort

I've been trying out a new place for freelancing online. Hasn't generated any fundage as of yet, but you might want to check it out. So far, I've put up rewritten versions of stories I've done for other outlets. Here are links:

Warehouse 13 makes Syfy ratings history

Life Legacy of Princess Diana now a Comic Book

Stargate Franchise launches into Dark 'Universe'

This is just for starters. I will be posting many more in coming weeks, and I'll link you to them in case you're ever interested.

Meanwhile, I'm recovering from outpatient surgery. Had a faulty gall bladder removed. So I'm somewhat sore, sometimes in actual pain, occasionally just grumpy. I've been clearing the over-abundance of TV on the DVR, and greatly enjoying IFC's 6-part documentary on the beginnings and behind the scenes antics of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

It's Today's Pick.


Monday, October 05, 2009

Busy, distracted, life

What a bunch of days, and things to have happen within them.
Monday-Friday: Work, work work, work work work.

Saturday: Son visiting home, sister-in-law and brother-in-law stop by, usual Saturday activities of house chores and errands, and then, in evening, going to the Rader Family concert in the intersection of Harrison and Fourth in downtown Panama City during Oktoberfest. Some photos:

(She doesn't look as enthusiastic as he does, does she?)

Sunday: Still visiting with folks, lunch at Coram's on 23rd Street, and head over to see The Phantom Tollbooth at Gulf Coast Community College. I laughed until I cried, as much because of the antics of the actors as because I know some of the kids personally and it was HIGHlarious seeing them act up like that. Here are some photos of the meet-and-greet outside the theatre after the show:

Meanwhile, we've been prepping for an epic yardsale (100s of CDs, DVDs, books, comics, magazines, etc. -- watch for the ad) -- and I've been searching the interwebs for freelance work, gathering samples, etc. Got to get some liquidity up in here.

All that to say: Not much creative writing going on. HOWEVER, I spent a sleepless night this weekend plotting a short film based on some crazy ideas I've had bubbling in the recesses for a while. Total cast: 2 (already cast). Total lines of dialogue: 1. Total run time, less than 5 minutes, depending on editing and timing. Anybody want to help out? All I'll say is it involves a girl, a baseball bat, high-tension power lines, an aluminum foil hat, and a zombie (of course).

Okay, so I'll get back to you on that as it develops.


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Another day older ...

... and deeper in debt.

Don't get me started on that. I'm working on it. Maybe I'll have something to show for it soon. I'll let you know. (I'm seeking freelance work online, preparing to open an online store, and gearing up to start an online quarterly magazine version of 'City Limits' with a new title, edgier design and content.)

It's busy in my brain right now.

Meanwhile, check out my recent story about the tomorrow's premiere of Stargate Universe, the latest incarnation of the longrunning franchise, to see what you might want to watch (or record) Friday night. (There's video at the second link.) It's Tonight's Pick.

Also just got added to the DC Comics media reviewers list, meaning they will be sending me advance copies of some of their publications for preview/review purposes. (I used to be on the Marvel list way back in the 20th century.) Anyway, I should have plenty to keep you entertained in coming months, so tell your friends and neighbors they ought to be reading this blog.

Today's Word: Freelance.