Like a bat out of hell, I come screeching back to blogging.
Where have I been? Writing writerly writings? Wistfully wasting words wonderfully? Wishfully wrecking women?
Well, blogging is like a season for me. One day it’s over and then like a bunch of days later it starts again. Probably not healthy for my writerly muscles, but whatever.
But, anyway. What’s been the happs in my literary world since like forever ago?
Well, I tried my hands at quite a few different things. Big ones were screenwriting and playwriting.
Screenwriting went pretty “meh”, I started a few projects and they never got around to being finished, mostly because my heart wasn’t in it. But I’m glad I tried it, and I definitely got a few neat techniques from it I use now.
Playwriting was pretty cool. Was just like screenwriting for me, obviously there are some differences, but it felt more literary in terms of my finger feelings. I read some really good plays, and then wrote a few crappy ones. I wrote one that was actually pretty fun for me, titled The Initiation (see At The Drive In). It was kind of like a comedic cross between Clueless and Chula. It got selected for a student-run, one-act play festival at my school and (with almost no involvement-save the writing of the thing and brief correspondences with the director) I got to see it as a production. I sat in the audience and watched as several people I have never met brought my characters to life on the stage. It made me all warm inside (there was nail-biting too).
Guess what else?
I got two stories published.
SUCK IT H8ERS.
Pretty cool development there, seeing as publication has been a goal of mine since forever. It may be worth saying that the publications were both on the small press side of the spectrum, but hey oh well. Credits are all precious credits. Thank the spaghetti monster for Duotrope (check it out if you are an author trying to publish, best tool I have used so far).
I’m currently in the process of revision and redemption of dead/stalled stories, as well as starting the process of creation for new shorties. A bigger project looms on the borders of my imagination, but for now it exists on this plane only as a few scribbled notes here and there.
Things in Tylerland have been pretty swell. Now let’s see if I can breathe some life back into this blog.