Monday, January 23, 2006

Moving along...

Lots of stuff going on lately.

Insidious Reflections vol 5 is on sale now with my cover design. Jack Ketchum himself gave it the thumbs up, and has it posted on his own site. Don't know how official it is, but it's been announced he'll be a guest at this year's Horrorfind...
You can buy Insidious Reflections at many (and growing) venues, but start with their site by clicking here (scroll down the page to see vendor links):

This month has been productive on so many levels... fuckton of work coming through that pays the bills right now - so much so that I'm caught between wishing it would slack off a bit and wondering if I shouldn't get an off-site grunt to farm out some work to. We'll see how long the trend lasts.

I've got a short story cooking up right now that's going well. Finished adapting a short story into a short screenplay. Written roughly 12k words on a novel, and continued work on this (click here to see)

and the most recent Follywood sale...

Title: The Missing Link
Log line: A monkey spy adventure in the vein of "The Bourne Identity."
Writer: Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich
Agent: Ryan Saul of Metropolitan Talent Agency, mngr. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein of Gotham Group, and atty. Robert Szymanski of Eclipse Law
Buyer: Walt Disney Pictures
Price: Mid six figures
Genre: Family Comedy
Logged: 1/5/06
More: Pitch. Bryan Brucks and Contrafilm’s Beau Flynn & Tripp Vinson will produce.

Please people... I mean really. Another monkey movie? Haven't the other monkey movies covered all we really need to say? A monkey spy adventure? Mid-six, I say... I say... MID-SIX FIGURES for this? A pitch? It's not even WRITTEN yet????

Okay. Fine. Don't listen to me. Go do your banana tricks and get your monkey laughs, but don't come crying to me when I see the dvd ushered directly into Wal-Mart's $5 bin two weeks after its release.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Today's message is brought to you by those crazy, wacky kids in Hollywood... who have issued a press release that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is going to be remade. Starring... Matt Damon annnnnnd (wait for it)


Thursday, January 05, 2006

Resolve to resolve

I am not making public resolutions this year. I know what I want to do, and for once, surprisingly, I know what I need to do to get there. I'd been looking for some sort of secret process when a friend of mine made me realize I just had to keep it simple and quit complicating things. After all, this ain't exactly rocket science.

So for the past several days (well, nights that blend into really early mornings if I'm to be honest), I've been doing just that; keeping things simple, and it's working just fine. No, it's working more than just fine.

Finished a short story called Waiting for Snow and sent it on out for submission.

Doing a MASSIVE website that's sucking the life from me during the day and can only be replenished by copious amounts of caffeine drinks (my latest favorite is Full Throttle).

Working on this for something I'll reveal

On the last day my kids were off school, played with this:

And finally traded in my antique cell phone for one of those handy-dandy new ones with the camera phone and disco lights.

So far I've succeeded in taking four intentional photos of my kids and pets.

And seven unintentional photos of my ear, the dashboard of my car, and the inside of my pocket.

Gotta run... phone's ringing, email's blinking, and I'm low on coffee...