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Let’s talk about fear…

It’s not easy to admit when you’re afraid. Especially as a dude of a certain age because we’ve been taught our whole fucking lives that, essentially, fear is for pussies. And being a pussy is bad (but hey, guess what you’re supposed to chase your entire life…) and it was never a term of endearment growing up. Nowadays I have a vastly different take on a pussy’s strength and, sure, call me a pussy. It’s quite a compliment.

BUT, I’m getting slightly off track with the above. The topic is fear, and that’s what I face most days when I think about writing. I’ve been doing that thinking a lot in the last month or so, now that things are semi-calm again.

Let’s back up a bit, though. Towards the end of 2016 and throughout 2017, I came to an understanding that things weren’t right in my writing career. I’m not going into what those things were, but they put me into my tailspin and coupled with all the stress from trying to move, brought on a great big “fuck it” attitude. A seriously serious “fuck this shit” mindset that lasted from about September of 2016 to November of 2017. I wasn’t afraid of anything in 2017; I was just straight pissed off and last year, I probably didn’t top 5,000 total words… and a solid 3,500 of those were for a single episode of The Lift podcast, and those were written only because Dan Foytik of 9th Story Studios has superhuman patience and my undying respect for the quality of work he does and the passion he brings to the art of storytelling. How could I not say yes to that dude? Continue reading

The Lift – Season One

I mentioned in a previous post that I was working on something a little hush hush, which spawned another post about playing in someone else’s sandbox, and now it’s time to let you all know what the hell I was talking about.

liftlogo2I’ve penned a couple of episodes on the upcoming first season of The Lift, which is a hellaciously cool thing being done by Dan Foytik of The Wicked Library. The Lift is all his. The concept, the design, the recurring character, and I’m pretty excited he asked me to participate.

The Lift is located in a building lost in time, space, and with a moral code the mafia would find hard to live by. The episodes will range from mild to wild, scary to gory, but they’re all sure to touch you in some primal way. The Lift is an homage to those great shows Night Gallery, Twilight Zone, and maybe even a little Fantasy Island thrown in for good measure.

Check out the website link up there, click around, and find your way to the Artists’ Lounge to see who else is penning episodes for the first season. As more details come, I’ll share them here on the blog, as usual.

Look for The Lift to premier in October!