Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My Brain Hates Me

So, I was looking at the slate of projects I have in mind and what I want to finish writing by the end of summer. It's looking pretty daunting at this point. I'm going to have to sit down and prioritize some things.

Here's a quick rundown of what I'm working on at the moment:

An hour-long drama set in the Marvel universe. I don't want to say the title for fear of jinxing it, but it features some fairly popular 2nd and 3rd tier street level characters. I'm writing all the scripts for a 13-episode first season, the series bible and pitch treatment. I've been working on this for a while and the project is shaping up to be around 750 pages, all on spec. Yeah, I know.

"Prof. Simian and the Irregulars". Issue one is finished and just looking for a penciler. Issues #2-12 are plotted and outlined. Scripting on Issue #2 begins tonight.

A rewrite on "The New Americans", least the first 6 issues. This is a comic book from a couple years ago that never got past the script stage. Thanks to "The Irregulars" I'm dusting off this project and giving it new life.

"Get Away Clean", Slushpile Challenge pitch number 14. I'm adapting this as a crime-noir screenplay instead of a comic book.

"Whiskey: A Romantic Comedy". Just like the title says. The plan is to tackle the 90 page romantic comedy.

Also on the slate:

"The Secret Adventures of Clint Barton", Slushpile Challenge pitch number 12. It just won't leave me alone. I'm going to have to develop at least the first four issues.

"The Ghastly Folios of James K. Polk". Currently, it's just a title and some random, crazy ideas. But then again, that's how everything starts.

And finally, there's the pilot script for a detective show featuring a pair of retired Sam Spade types adjusting to their new circumstances in a retirement home.

I'm looking at around 10-14 pages per day If I want to finish all of these by Labor Day. When I'm really kicking ass I can crank out about 5 pages a day. The math it does not add up.

Why am I doing this to myself?

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