I'm in a visit and the mom has the kid's socks off.

"Look at your feetsies!" she says. "Gimme your feetsies! Gimme some feetsies! Let Mommy have some of your feetsies!" She tickles his feet and pretends to bite them. "Mommy's gonna eat your feetsies! Let Mommy eat your feetsies!"

This is cute, but the thing is�say "feetsies" out loud. Say it a few times. Maybe slur it a little. Getting a different picture now?

Disturbing. I think I'll plug my ears now.

Anyway, on that note, I want to tell you all what's up with me right now, since people are always looking at me like "What is up with that guy?"

(NOTE: The following section is only for people who give a damn about me or my future. If that's not you, go here)

What I am doing right now is mainly writing, at the expense of any and all social activity. Here's the thing in a nutshell---Through random luck and the healing power of the Internet, I recently made some contacts in the entertainment industry, and I currently have the attention of a potential literary agent and a major Hollywood film producer. The former might possibly get me published, the latter might possibly get one of my stories made into a movie. They like my style but they're waiting for me to produce a significant piece that they can work with, so while we were "in talks", they asked me what I've got in the pipe. Here's what I've got:

I have a novel called The Inside that I wrote a couple years ago. It is fully written but needs some severe editing and revising, so it has been collecting dust in my computer for years while I fritter my time away on music and painting, with the occasional short story popping out between distractions. Now I'm buckling down and getting to work. I have picked up The Inside again and am already 2/3rds of the way finished editing it. So, there won't be any new short stories for a while, but I expect to be finished with The Inside by early April, and once it's done, it will be available here on the site and also probably in a short-run print version. And hopefully, with luck, it will impress the powers that be enough to get my foot jammed in the massive oak-and-brass door of the publishing industry.

You can see progress updates and a little teaser for The Inside HERE

And as if that business wasn't all-consuming enough, I'm also in the early planning stages of a short novel based on "I Am a Zombie Filled With Love". Yes, a novel. Zombie culture is rich with tradition, music, and exotic cuisine. We have much to learn from them, and it's high time their story was told.

P.S In case you're slow--- Feces.


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