A productive day!
I completed a final pass on my horror script, incorporating some of the notes I received on the first draft. It was delivered to my agent this morning and will be going out this week to test the waters of that great unpredictable marketplace. Are people still making horror movies? Are they still looking for horror with a sense of humor? Do people still read? More importantly, is responding still a thing? We’ll find out soon enough! Or maybe not.
I also delivered the revised outline for my second episode of TimEscape, that bananas sci-fi series I am developing with the gang at EOne. Thanks to writer Niko Troubetzkoy who drew an assist on this one and whose input to date has proven thoughtful, inspired, and incredibly helpful.
Starting work on that web series adaptation today. This one promises to be a lot of fun – especially if everything falls into place between now and that April deadline.
I think I’m going to write another feature. I was struck by an idea last night, then stayed up for hours, playing out the various scenes in my head. This morning I woke up, wrote everything down and, lo and behold, I’ve got a movie. Ish. I’m still undecided about the ending, but very much looking forward to getting started. Probably next week. I want to give the ideas time to percolate. This one will be a rare non-genre output that will, nevertheless, explore familiar territory in the relationship at the heart of this road trip tale.
Wut? Apparently, you're supposed to cook steel cut Irish oats for 30 minutes. I've been making them in 5. Might explain my week-long stomach ache.
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 20, 2020
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Even I know about steel cut oats. I have a container in my cabinet which is well over three years old because it is such a pain in the ass.
Are people still making horror movies? Well, the Walking Dead kind of did OK. Not since season 6 though.
Are they still looking for horror with a sense of humor? Hell yes. More the humour than horror these days, since the daily news provides more horror than most people can cope with.
Do people still read? What, you mean the Facebook feed? Instagram captions?
Those sound like some cool projects. But I’m really interested in the progress of TimEscape. That sounds like it would be so much fun.
5 mins? Dude. You may as well wander into an oat field and start chewing on the stalks.
I’m playing catch-up here. Congratulations to you and Lexxie! I know you’re all going to be very happy! She hit the proverbial jackpot.
McCann’s makes an “instant” rolled oats, but not steel cut. https://www.mymccanns.com/product/mccanns-quick-cooking-rolled-irish-oats When making steel cut, I make a few servings to make it worth my time.
Cool projects! I’m looking forward to one taking off.
I just had to say it…