Saturday, January 21, 2006

Not Dead Yet

Has it really been a month since I last blogged? Yikes. I’ve been spending a lot less time online just lately, and being that much more productive for it. My New Year’s resolution this year was to simplify my life, get organised, streamline my workload, concentrate on finishing one project at a time... and waste less time on the Internerd.

I’m currently in that weird quiet space between finishing one bunch of projects - THE LOSERS, SILENT DRAGON and the rest - and announcing the next one. Ploughing through my Big Shiny New DCU Project That I’m Not Allowed To Talk About Yet while putting together a couple of pitches for whatever I’ll be doing after that.

One’s a creator-owned thriller miniseries/OGN, and the other’s a revamp of a DCU origin story - a character I’d never had any great desire to write, until I was suddenly seized with inspiration. The great thing about origin stories is that you can give a well-established corporate trademark character an arc. Starting out, he can still grow and change. He isn’t set in stone... yet.

It looks like I might also be working on a next-gen console game for a major Japanese company, plus I’m hoping to write a spec movie screenplay in my Copious Spare Time. I wasn’t as productive as I should have been last year, though, so right now I just need to concentrate on getting some DC pages written. I got hit with a nasty tax bill just after Christmas - right around the time my washing machine and printer simultaneously blew up and had to be replaced. Ouch. Looks like I’ll be living on my overdraft for a while...