Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The name's the thing ...

The definition of hope: renewing three domain names believing that I'll one day sell actual sell the novels/screenplays associated with them. In this day an age, once you have a name for something, you have to grab it before someone else squats on it. My domains are for Blackburn Burrow, Shiloh's Way, and The Sea of Clouds ... we'll see if anything ever happens with them.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The real question is, will I ever get to read them?

I've been enjoying the TV show Burn Notice on DVD quite a bit recently. There's a lot to like about it -- it's got spies, humor, it's set in Florida, and it has Bruce Campbell. Bruce Campbell elevates whatever he is in at least one letter grade. For example, when he does a B-move, it really is more of an A ... so, his C-level crap actually ranks a B. It's all part of the Tao of Bruce.

Anyway, back to the original topic, Burn Notice. I stumbled a across a listing for some novelizations that didn't have absolutely terrible reviews associated with them, so I figured what the heck. So, on my lunch break today, I stopped by Border's to pick one up.

When I walked out, I had five different books; this was not the result I was expecting or hoping for. For one, I have no space. Every bookshelf in my condo is completely filled and then some. For another, I really don't have the extra money to spend.

This is why I often avoid bookstores. There is always something I want. Always.

On the plus side, most of the books were trades on sale for $4! I picked up a nice edition of The Princess Bride, a new translation of Gilgamesh, and a random fantasy novel ... along with one manga.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

First entry for the second time

Well, here we go again.

I kept a long running blog on MySpace, until it became annoying in the utmost. We'll see what happens with this one. My hope is that this simple way to share my thoughts will help me focus a bit more on a screenplay I want to complete for an upcoming contest. I only have a couple months, so it's going to be interesting to say the least.

I've had the concept, plot, and characters jangling around in my head for years. However, I now need the space, as my head is running out of room. Hopefully, I'll get the ball running this weekend.

If this is your first time visiting a blog of mine, here's what to expect: I'll be rambling about my writing, posting odd and strange news stories, talking a bit about gaming (both video and board), and generally wasting time.

Please enjoy.