Wow, remember January? What a clusterf*ck…
…and yet we persevered. Here’s where some of the hours went.
SHELL (short story /spec fiction /world building for possible feature)
To revive her flagging marriage and career, an aging woman goes to a high-end spa for a mysterious treatment. Published in February, in The One That Got AWay, Women of Horror Anthology, Vol. 3.
SOUL SISTER (short story / spec fiction) After a girl’s sister pays to smuggle her across the border, the girl gradually discovers the nature of the debt her sister took on to do it.
Reworked the outline, did a restructured draft — currently changing to a first person POV.
CYBER JOEY (short story/ spec fiction / horror)
An frustrated unemployed cybernetics designer resorts to unconventional methods to create a DIY cyborg to get the attention of recruiters at her dream company, The Cyborg Collective.
JACK 9 (pilot script and bible)
An ambitious college student goes to sleep in 1997 and wakes in 2021 to a changed world inhabited by an older version of himself.
Team conducted writer search. I met with top choice. Negotiations now in progress.
CONSENSUS (pilot script and bible)
A woman begins working with a secret task force to protect her idyllic world from invading enemy agents only to discover that her reality is not what she’s been told. Now she needs to find the truth about who she is, while protecting the lie that allows her world to exist.
Inspired by WandaVision, embarked on rewrite. Almost complete.
THE INFLUENCER (horror feature)
An ambitious young woman seeks to improve her career as a social media influencer by beta-testing an injectable performance-enhancing technology.
A complete washout writing-wise, but applied and was accepted to a March-May workshop group to get it moving.
For clients: Notes / analysis for a feature, reworking / editing bible for fantasy TV series, 4 academic fellowship essays on the arts and city planning, 8 ghost written blog /articles on mental health / wellness.
3 written interviews to be for PR for the launch of the anthology
Long form essay on the best speculative fiction podcasts.
I’VE BEEN WATCHING
TV: WandaVision, I May Destroy You, The 4400, The Crown Seasons 2-4, Call me Kat, The Mayor, This is Us, Bling Empire, old infomercials on Adult Swim, Snowpiercer Season 1, MOVIES: Instant Family, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Mank, Promising Young Woman, The West Wing
I’VE BEEN READING
The One That Got Away Horror Anthology; Tor.com Anthology; Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements; many speculative short stories via Clarkesworld, Apex, Levar Burton Reads, Podcastle, Metaphorosis, Escape Pod and others; The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert; The Paris Seamstress, Natasha Lester.