642 Things To Write About Project

It is with a heavy heart, and after much consideration, that I am bringing this little experiment of mine to a close.

I did this 1 a day challenge for more than 90 days, 3 months. And I feel like I got a lot out of it. I considered things I hadn’t thought about before, I wrote from perspectives I’d never considered, in setting I would have never used, and I barely scratched the surface of the book that was guiding me through this journey.

So why stop?

Well, there’s a lot of other projects I’m trying to work on, but the daily deadline of this project meant I kept pushing them back. I’m currently writing two screenplays, and about to start a fantasy book. I’ve got my weekly videos that I post, and those take a lot of time, AND I have a podcast I’ve been sorely neglecting (more information on that when I actually start editing the audio we’ve recorded.

This experiment was originally intended to help me get momentum to work on those projects, but instead it’s become a reason to procrastinate on them. And that’s no good.

I enjoyed this experience, and I’d like to deeply thank any of you who followed me through it. It’s something I could always come back to when I’ve got the time, but for now I really want to focus on my other projects.

While I didn’t make it a full year of writing a blog entry a day, I don’t consider this experience a failure, and I’ve still got the book, who knows when I may come back to it. Until then, thank you all for reading.

Other places you can find my work:

My 1st book, The Great Platypus Caper, full of funny short stories about my life. Completely non-fiction, whether you believe it or not. It’s currently available at any online bookstore you can imagine. https://www.amazon.com/Great-Platypus-Caper-Hilarious-Misadventures/dp/1507639597/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490906426&sr=8-1&keywords=the+great+platypus+caper

My 2nd book, The Coconut Monkey Horror, which again features funny short stories where truth is stranger than fiction, is coming out very soon, in fact by the time this entry posts, it may already be out.

My youtube channel: I post a new video every Wednesday, sometimes it’s vlogs, sometimes it’s bad movie reviews with my flagship series WTF Cinema, or it’s my friend Russ and I exploring jRPGs with Home on the RNG. No matter what it is, I try to make them entertaining.

My upcoming podcast called Parsed, where my friend Robyn and I play through, act out, and provide commentary all the Infocom games of yore, back before games had graphics, Infocom was king, and Robyn and I would like to play through those adventures with you. We’ve already recorded the first game, Leather Goddesses of Phobos in it’s entirety, so hopefully we’ll be able to start posting those on iTunes in the next couple months.

My colleague Gary and I are working on a new reboot feature film of Unnatural 20. For those not familiar with Unnatural 20, there are several short films and one feature on youtube. It’s where nerds gather around to play a table top roleplaying game in which they play college students. Hijinx ensue. We’re actually writing this at the request of my book publisher, so now that we don’t have to worry about how we can afford to make it, the sky is the limit, and we literally get to open with a bang. So keep an eye out for Unnatural 20. We don’t know who will make it, but we hope someone will.

Speaking of Gary, I’m also adapting a webseries I made many years ago called Jeff and Gary Save The World into a feature film. In a world where super heroes and super villains exist, two extremely average guys decide to become “super” heroes, and not having any powers or money is not going to stop them. Well….one of them decides, the other is sort of dragged along.  The webseries we made is just a small part of the total story, and I finally get to finish it.

I wrote a screenplay called The Blank Page, concerning a writer who’s approaching the end of his most epic story, and has no idea how to actually start having a life without it. It’s currently in the hands of a production company in Chicago, but at present they don’t have the money to actually shoot it, so we’ll see what happens.

Many many years ago I wrote a comic called The Traveler, and after going through 7 different potential artists, I have about given up on finding an artist for the series….so converting it into a novel is currently on my never ending list of things to do.

Lastly, I’m currently working on a fantasy novel, light on comedy, heavy on action and drama, currently called The Guttering Flame: Book 1 of the Gilfyre Cycle. That name could change. And just to give you a tiny taste of what I’m planning: In a world where magic is all but dead, a Princess with a healing touch and her supernaturally fast bodyguard flee her conquered kingdom, a thief who can fade into the shadows is hired by a magician of dubious morals to find the source of magic, and picks up a rather annoying companion with a dark secret, dragons are walking the world in human flesh, a man dreams of building an army of clockwork soldiers, and he’s so close to realizing his dream he can almost taste it, and a magical sword that once slew a god is becoming restless in it’s slumber.

So, as you can see, I’ve got a lot of work to do. Time to get back to it.

I will continue to use this blog to update you guys on my progress on all my various projects, just don’t expect daily updates.

Thank you all again.


642 Things – 91: The next sound you hear and what caused it.

The beeping of the security badge swiper outside my work area. I sit near the secured door to our area, and every time someone wants to come in, they swipe their badge, it makes a beep, and I know to minimize anything on my computer that isn’t work related. I wouldn’t exactly get in trouble for surfing the net at work, but it just doesn’t look professional you know?

To be clear, apart from the lobby my entire building is a secured area that requires a badge to get in, and then some of those badges will get you into my area, and then inside of my area is an even more secure area where we keep all the servers and such. There’s a lot of badge beeping is the point I’m getting at. Luckily I’m not the kind of person who let’s that sort of thing drive him COMPLETELY INSANE!









Unlike my two books (“The Great Platypus Caper” and “The Coconut Monkey Horror”) I can not promise that each entry in my 642 things to write about series will be true stories drawn from my life, I’ll leave the amount of truth in each entry up to your imagination.
Want to stretch your writing muscles as well? Post your response to the writing prompt in the comments section. I’d love to see it.

642 Things – 90: What’s stored in your closet?

Oh man. Clothes, lots of clothes. A tub full of LEGOs, some old comics, some video games that I don’t have room for on my living room shelves, a bunch of stuff from when I worked for the company that did a reboot of Leisure Suit Larry (that stuff belongs in a museum), my ties, some shoes that I almost never wear, and the old Playboys my dad gave me.

I had completely forgotten about those by the way, I just saw them for the first time in years last week. I moved some shirts I never wear aside, and sitting there on a shelf was my dad’s old magazines. I smiled briefly to myself, remembered the moment of male bonding when he gave them to me, remembered a time several years before that where I got in trouble because they were found under my bed, and then put the shirts back into place.

To clarify, my dad didn’t have a lot of Playboys, it’s like 3, and they were very special issues, like the 50th anniversary issue, stuff like that.

So there you go, a glimpse into my closet.







Unlike my two books (“The Great Platypus Caper” and “The Coconut Monkey Horror”) I can not promise that each entry in my 642 things to write about series will be true stories drawn from my life, I’ll leave the amount of truth in each entry up to your imagination.
Want to stretch your writing muscles as well? Post your response to the writing prompt in the comments section. I’d love to see it.