"I didn't spend 8 hours in that damn medical seminar to have people call me ‘Mister'! Now hand me that electric turkey carver.” This is from a joke I pitched in my dream two nights ago. It may seem kind of hokey in the cold light of day, but believe me when I tell you that the writing staff of Cracked.com was eating it up. I think I got the job before I woke up.
Because my son has decided that 3 -5 AM are peak times for waking up, entering his parent’s bedroom, climbing into our bed and entertaining us with song, dance and poetry, I am now a shell of the man I once was. Staring hollow-eyed at the tiny being who will one day replace me, my life force flowing into his supple and energetic frame as he sings Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” at full volume.
This current state of affairs has me working extra hard to finish projects that normally wouldn’t take as much time and energy. I’m still tinkering, although close to being finished, with a pitch bible for a series I’ve been working on. It has been a fantastic learning experience, but working on pitch bibles is like working on fan fiction for something that doesn’t exist, which through creativity, hard work and the creativity and hard work of others, you are trying to will into existence.
I’ve also been writing a performing for a live, local radio show. I wrote two comedy sketches that seemed to go over really well with the crowd. I’ll post them in the writing samples section soon for you to look at.
And I am still thinking about ideas and concepts for future Victorian Cut-out Theatre episodes. This current season may stop at eight episodes but I have a few more left in me that I have to do before I’ll feel satisfied. Keep an eye out.
On a more personal note, I've been prepping a game of the Call of Cthulhu RPG for later this month. I wouldn't bring this up, but developing a roleplaying session as stimulated my writing and creativity in ways that I hadn't anticipated. I'll have to see if I can work regular sessions into my schedule on a more regular basis. If the session goes well, I'll have to see if I can recount it here.
Also, I saw Kong: Skull Island it was fantastic. You should see it.
That’s kind of it for me lately, exhaustion, willing things into existence and live radio comedy. Not a bad existence all told.