So, I've kind of been MIA lately. (Oops!) Here's what I've been up to:
1. Flowers When You're Dead
For the past three weeks, I've been frantically preparing Flowers When You're Dead for ABNA (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award). However, the submission window closed early and I was out of luck. Fortunately, I am capable of occasionally looking on the bright side of life and realized that while 10,000 manuscripts are tied up with Amazon, I can shop around for agents. SCORE! So there's that...
2. The Adventures of Chubby Monkey
I'm developing a children's television series for Amazon Studios titled "The Adventures of Chubby Monkey." The premise is that a stuffed monkey is brought to life by TSSF (The Super Secret Formula) and proceeds to have many zany adventures. I'm aiming for a synthesis of Charlie the Unicorn and Freddie of The Golden Hamster Saga (i.e. utilize the serious MC + two comedic companions formula). More on this later once I've knocked out the mini-bible and pilot script.
3. Don't Let The Sun Fool You
I'm turning twenty around the end of March. Naturally, I want to publish as many things as possible while I'm in my teens because it sounds super impressive and is something I can brag about for years to come. (I published three books before I turned twenty! I'm so epic and kewl! You're reading this in Eric Cartman's voice!) My original plan was to publish a 10K short story akin to Creation titled Noise instead, but nah. I like a challenge. I'm 40K into Don't Let The Sun Fool You and am aiming for 70-80K. Eugenics and megaplexes and horror oh my!
I also graduated with my undergraduate degree in December, which was a surreal experience. It feels so weird to be slobbing around doing whatever while everyone else is sitting in class. Let's just say I'm going to enjoy the hell out of these next eight months.
What are you guys up to? Any luck with agents? New projects? Failing projects? Funny jokes? C'mon, you've got to have SOMETHING for me.
On that note, this review gives me all sorts of happy: