Workbook 2 | July 12-18, 2015

13611-snifty-spiral-notebook-clip-artCurrent Project: Blood-Borne (codename)

The week that was . . . 

  • Continued working loose details into the skeletal outline, adding structure to the spine of the plot.
  • Came to the sad realization that while the kids are out of school for the summer, and with a family vacation looming in a week, efforts on writing progress would largely be thwarted.
  • Also realized while at a local live show featuring members of my musical brotherhood that with music always being the first artistic love and primary means of artistic gratification,  writing will take the occasional backseat as my own band activities increases in the coming months.
  • That said, I aim to first-draft this puppy some time by year’s end to maybe February of the new year.

The week to come . . .

  • Document character motivations and resolutions.
  • Lay out character place positioning stating where the main characters are at, where they’ve been and where they’re going.
  • Create listening music soundtrack for the themes of Book One.
  • Take tablet PC on vacation so that more of this can be continued during down time.

Current Project: Operation Remember Me?

The week that, uh, wasn’t . . .

  • Did not choose one of the remaining pieces to dust off and upload.

The week to come . . .

  • Begin to re-read each remaining piece so that the natural, compulsive impulse to fix things kicks in.  That should guarantee more progress on this project.
  • Design new covers for digital upload.

Current Project: Neglect the Alarm (band)

The week to come . . .

  • While band is on a short break, continue to write new guitar riffs for future songs.
  • Rework what used to be designated as “Song #3” so that it starts out with more intensity.
  • Continue work on new lyrics and vocal patterns.


  1. Andrew Davis says:

    Even if you aren’t as productive as you’d like to be, I appreciate your desire to stay in the moment, writing about the momentum. Believe me, it helps others to find their own motivation.

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    1. Andrew, thank you so much for saying that. I’m glad to pass along that kind of inspiration because the person who got me into doing this had the exact same affect on me some years back with his regular updates (Warren Ellis on his website). Now he does so through a weekly newsletter e-mail called Orbital Operations (subscribe here: that keeps me inspired and thinking about the work before me, not to mention his semi-daily blog ( I recommend you subscribe and get a regular dose of motivation as well.

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      1. Andrew Davis says:

        We get our help in the strangest of places. I’ll check him out. If I’m not mistaken he did the original story for RED that funny silly film with Helen Mirren and John Malkovich


      2. Yeah. The movie was naturally lighter than his original graphic novel, but yeah.

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