Here’s the most recent video in The Bookstore series. There’s a protest taking place. The 99% have had their fill of Twilight, and it’s about to get as ugly as they can make until their girlfriends make them see the movie again.
Catching Up on the Writering
So Kate Gosselin is “freaking out “ over her show being cancelled.
I really don’t care. I just couldn’t come up with an intro.
Although, seriously? She’s upset because her career has been derailed? Watch the video. It’s amazing how much she sounds like…well, like Kate Gosselin. Woman’s nuttier than a can of almonds.
It’s been some time since life has allowed me the time and energy to focus on writing, as well as the myriad other projects I want to work on. Now that I’ve left my post at The Corner Bookstore, I’m going to dive headlong into the wordy pool and see what comes of it. The primary objective right now is to finish Book 1 in The Storyteller series, which is tentatively called The Heart of Darkness. I should, all things being equal, complete that manuscript some time in October (preferably before I head to Richmond, Va for The James River Writers Confererence).
As I manage that daunting task, I mean to pick up the pieces of the abandoned Bookstore series of videos (newest one below) and continue building a platform with which to turn my bizzaro experiences as a bookseller into a television pilot. Think Arrested Development meets The Office and you’ll get a decent idea. Something that allows for a good bit of insanity but is more character driven than built around the location. I hope to have a new video up every Wednesday.
Additionally, I’ll have a few posts to add to The Adventures of Ducky Thomas, including his long overdue story of traveling to New York City. That post, for what it’s worth will be called The Massive Warship, and has an awful lot to do with his visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The hope with Ducky is to translate his adventures into chapter books. I think the world needs stories about an adventurous duck. Ducky agrees.
Now that Flutter is out and selling, I will be returning again to the world of Timothy Webb and telling what may, or may not, be the final book in that series. I’m rather fond of Timothy and Natasha, so I may violate ever known rule of writing just to hang on to them. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, The Christ Corporation Series has a Facebook page. Like it. I’ll be posting updates there.
Finally, staring me in the face with the depth and deadness of a salivating zombie is a story that takes the traditional Zombie Apocalypse for rocking ride where it’s never been before. Not sure yet if I want to write the novel or the screenplay, but as I have information to offer, I’ll be tossing it up here on the blog.
…of which I will be visiting more often. Obviously, right?
So with nothing in my way but myself, all of these projects will be complete or underway within the next six months. I’m piling it on and looking forward to what comes of it.
Oh, and in the near future I’ll be looking for you to determine what absolutely ridiculous show I show blog about on a regular basis. That one is wide open. Anything from Springer to Gossip Girl, from The View to 90210. It’s not my call. It’s yours. I’m not sure who I hope to entertain more with that, but I’m quite positive it will be me.
That said, here’s the latest in The Bookstore series, called Potter is Hotter. Time to decide between Cullen and Potter. And pretty dresses.
The Bookstore #8, Publish What?
The latest in the ongoing series of The Bookstore is one that booksellers everywhere will relate to. With the advent and ease of print-on-demand publishing, bookstores are hit repeatedly by that customer who want to have their book displayed in the store. These customers are not only persistent, they refuse to understand why booksellers don’t want to stock their title(s). Usually it has quite a lot more to do with the lack of editing and skill in the work than it does that the majority of these titles are deemed un-returnable, should they not sell in-store. So, they’re stuck with a crap book with a crap cover that no one will buy for a dollar. But worse than that customer is the one who has come to believe that booksellers–because they are so entrenched in the industry–have lead-ins to publishers that may be exploited at a moment’s desire. And that’s where we find Eddie today. Face to face with a customer who believes himself to be a writer, and is determined to make use of Eddie’s contacts and/or complete and utter understanding of what publishers want.
The Bookstore, Episode 7 Lady Muslim
Here’s #7 in The Bookstore series. This one is based on a customer I encountered today. She seemed perfectly normal, albeit odd as she wandered from spot to spot in the store, looking at nothing and everything at once. Then she decided to tell me something. Whisper something, actually. And so, here she is, immortalized as only Xtranormal can.
The Bookstore, Episode 6
Here’s the latest in The Bookstore series. This one is called French Stuff is Hot, and is a step further in the evolution of the characters. I’m just happy that Stacy isn’t bashing Anointed. I don’t know what I’d do if she didn’t like it. Kill her I suppose, but even for a God that’s a pretty harsh reaction. Anyway, and stuff, Jericho doesn’t know French. He just knows it’s pretty hot.
The Bookstore, Episode 5
The fifth installment in The Bookstore series is a public service announcement from Eddie and The Bookstore regarding the forthcoming bankruptcy filing by Borders. He has more to say than he wants, and isn’t about to let black mascara get in the way.
The Bookstore, Episode 2
Here’s the second in The Bookstore series, in which Eddie talks with (at?) Jericho about Snooki’s piece of “literature”.
Back to The Bookstore
The most recent episode of The Bookstore is a fair bit of a self-indulgence. But this is my universe, so I’ll construct it as I like, thank you. Actually, the true point of these videos is simply to entertain and tell a story, and it is my great hope that do exactly that. But I would be remiss in not utilizing it to also promote myself, so why not have Eddie profess me to be one of the greatest writers ever? I was rather touched by his sentiment, even if he’s just doing so in a vain attempt to bait me into doing an event at The Bookstore.
I’ve upgraded to Xtranormal’s new movie-making program, which they call State. It allows for more than 2 characters–which I’ve utilized here–and the ability to move characters around. There’s a nifty voice over thingy that I will ultimately have to give a try, but for now…baby steps.
As with every project I ever undertake, I’m open to comments, thoughts, and ideas. Additionally, I’m very (I think I mean to say VERY) open to you sharing these videos on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you socially congregate. As well, you can visit the videos on my You Tube page, and add comments, likes, and so forth. Don’t underestimate how much it helps. Same with my books on Amazon. It’s a public forum in which people who have never heard of me (like Stacy in the video) have the opportunity to read what other people are saying.
Ok, enough promoting. Here’s the fourth video in The Bookstore series, Going Viral.