I know, I know, I’ve been away for a while. Don’t stone me. It’s been for a good reason, I’ve been off writing. Yes, the passion that fuels the fire, but seriously, I have been writing. For the last few months I’ve been working on a “Big Project” for a publisher and today I can finally say that the project I’ve been laboring on is a graphic novel based on a little spiritual monk called the Dalai Lama.
Yep, the temporal and spiritual leader of Tibet. That’s the one.
Getting to this point has been a long road and it’s not even over, in fact, it’s just beginning.
In between writing the Dalai Lama graphic novel I have been writing a new novel entitled, “Blue Religion” it’s a follow up to my first novel, “Only the holy remain”, which is under consideration with a publisher as I write this. But that’s not all folks! I’ve also written a graphic novel entitled, “Virgin Wolf” which should see the light of day in the first quarter of 2011. I’m writing a six issue mini-series for a creator entitled, “One Nation” and I’ve recently adapted some scenes from a screenplay into a comic book, which I’ve been told is going into the hands of a man by the name of Will Smith.
Told you I’ve been writing. I guess I should also mention that i’ve written a Neo-noir/thriller graphic novel entitled “Dime”, which is in production and will most likely be published in 2011. In between all this i’m also writing a screenplay with the soon-to-be great director Aaron Lewis on a untold and unfathomable World War II story that can be summed up as “Schindler’s List meets Band of Brothers.”
There’s so many more projects that I can’t even speak about but as things move forward I promise I’ll keep you all up to date.
Now that you’ve done some reading for the day I challenge you to go write. That’s right, Challenge!
Here’s an answer from the great crime writer Michael Connelly when I asked him what advice would he give aspiring writers. It’s been a response that’s always lit a fire under my ass. Hope it helps.
“Don’t wait. If it’s what you want to do then start practicing now. Your life experiences will catch up with you and then it will start to happen.”