Well, the first draft of my screenplay is finished! My latest novel, Luka and Iso, is adapted for the silver screen. I have editing to do still of course, and actually quite a large chunk that I need to compress… But the bulk is done.
Typing those two words, “THE END.” at the finish was actually far more satisfying than I thought it would be. After all, I’ve written three books and dozens of short stories… but none of them actually have the words “THE END.” at the end. They just sort of- stop.
But with the screenplay, it’s customary to put “THE END.” at the end. And it felt good.
And now, as is my custom, I will take a break from it for two weeks, and work on a short story. I’ll come back to it fresh, wielding my axe in one hand and my scalpel in the other. Both help me cut away, in broad, messy chunks, followed up with precise, delicate cuts.
So good readers, Happy New Year. I wish you the best of luck with all your creative endeavours!
Hello all. So glad to be able to share some more good news with you today: a short story of mine, “Mirror Twenty-Two” has been published! It’s part of the online portion of the Haunted Waters Press ‘From the Depths’ magazine.
…And you can read it for free! It’s a paranormal-military-action-horror.
“For our purposes, that little girl is no longer a little girl,” he said with measured calm.
I want to thank everyone that has subscribed to my blog. It’s really nice to have a few people interested in my work. I’m so, so grateful for your readership, and it’s nice that I can share some nifty things with you. 🙂
“Mirror Twenty-Two” by H.G. Bleackley
Hopefully I’ll have something more in this universe to share in the new year; I’m working with an artist to adapt another story into comic form. I’m really excited about that one… And I really dig the world I’m building using short stories. I think there might be something more there, something bigger.
Also, I’m adapting my latest novel into a screenplay, which I will start shopping around in January/February. My screenplay chops are a little rusty, but it’s coming along.
So I’ll keep writing, and submitting, and sharing.
Thanks once again for reading.