Tuesday, May 05, 2009

What's Happening

The picture is of me performing as Vanilla Swirl in “Sister Act” on March 27.  I wrote the skit as part of the Renaissance Rally to celebrate student achievement.  I also performed as Bret Michaels from Poison.  Maybe I’ll post a picture of that tomorrow.  


I’m completing a final revision of my novel The Sixth Commandment, which has I have now renamed.  Who knows if a novel title will stick all the way through the publication process.  I guess only time will tell.  I’ve also shifted the novel just slightly to match the locale of some of my other novels.  I thought I had finished this novel some time ago, but after being away from it for a time and coming back to it, I’ve found some errors and corrected them.  I really feel like there is little more I can do to this book, so hopefully someone will pick it up.


I am also working on some preliminary story ideas, but I can’t decide what form the story needs to take.  It may make a better play than novel.  Then again, I could write the novel, then base the play on it, or vice versa.  It would also make for a nice independent film.  I’m not really sure.  I’ll keep you updated on the progress.  If it comes in novel form, it will be more of a literary novel than a commercial one.


Tis the Season should be out for the Christmas.  It’s a collection of four Christmas plays that have been performed in the past and can now be purchased all in one.  The book even comes with reproduction rights, just in case your church group would like to perform one or all of them.  I think this is cost effective, because you don’t have to buy an entire package or the production rights.  All you need to do is give yours-truly a blurb in the program.


A Light in the Darkness and Other Stories is also in the early stages of the publication process.  This collection of short stories has the published stories “A Light in the Darkness,” “The Overpass,” “The Toymaker,” and “Faith of a Mustard Seed.”  The collection also includes some never-before-published stories.  The collection is broken into three sections:  The Spirit World; The Real World; and Other Tales.  Some of my favorite short work is in this collection.


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