It’s amazing how one’s plans can somewhat stall – and I’ve experienced this kind of situation before (I won’t go into any details, especially since the holiday season’s fast approaching – and it is). For one thing, I had problems with my PC earlier this month, resulting in it getting fixed, though the hard drive inside it that ended up getting replaced was beyond saving, mainly because when it comes to trying to fix computers, I’m definitely a novice.
So what’s a writer to do – especially if your essential document and visual files from your PC ended up deleted for good from a few weeks ago?
Well, as my brother Bill has told me time and time again, you need to have a back-up plan. And as a working writer/author, I already have plenty of back-up plans brewing in my mind – including my next book (and it’s definitely not The Janus Terror – and as for its future, I’ll explain later on in the article).
As for my next book – it’ll be an anthology collection, much like Tales Of The Psychiatrist and Beyond The Unknown (which you should buy as holiday gifts for your relatives and friends). But my next anthology book will be different from my previous two books for several reasons. For one thing, it’ll be non-fiction. And you’ll only be able to buy it on my official website. I won’t go into any further details concerning the book, including its overall theme – except to say that I hope to finish it in time for the upcoming holiday season (and I’ve already written one of its three pieces). Hey, back-up plans may be important – but they’re hardly ever easy (and if you’re a writer/author like me, you can certainly understand what I’m talking about).
As for Beyond The Unknown, I’m currently planning to adapt it into both comic book and TV formats (and I’ve already started to write the script for the pilot episode). And to any comic book and TV writers and authors (not to mention filmmakers) who are reading this – yes, you can contribute to the comic book and TV versions of Beyond The Unknown if I can get it up and running either before the end of 2015 or at the start of 2016; more news concerning that coming up on not only on my official website and WordPress page, but also the Beyond The Unknown page on Facebook.
I’m also considering creating one or more additional websites via Weebly, including one where you can e-mail me questions related to pop culture (including film, TV, and comic books) and I’ll answer them for you – the idea for that coming from the non-fiction articles I’ve written and had published in almost the past twenty-five years (including my most recent one for HubPages, focusing on Peanuts – to check that out, please click here). The new websites are still in the planning stages – further details concerning them will be revealed on my Internet sites soon.
And a third Chameleons, Inc. book is also in the planning stages – it’s simply a matter of hammering out the book’s overall plot; you can learn more news concerning that on not only the official Chameleons, Inc. website, but also the franchise’s Facebook page. And I’m still not giving up as far as seeing Code Name: Chameleons being turned into a feature film (as well as expanding the franchise itself – more on that coming soon). In the meantime, the paragraph you’re reading right now should entice you to buy the first two Chameleons, Inc. novels (for you or to give as holiday gifts to your friends and loved ones).
As for The Janus Terror’s fate – don’t worry, it’s far from dead. Granted, I’ll have to eventually rewrite the whole thing – either in prose or comic book script – but hopefully, The Janus Terror will become a published reality come next year. (And if any comic book artists, colorists, and letterers who are reading this are interested in collaborating with me on The Janus Terror if I decide to do it as a comic book limited series or graphic novel – and that means that you can have a hand in helping me plot the story, as well as get a significant percentage of the book’s overall profits, please visit The Janus Terror page on my official website by clicking here.)
I’d mention more, but that’s a subject (or subjects) for one or more blog articles in the future – and especially since I wrote the majority of this piece on my laptop today (and on battery power, no less), as I get ready for Thanksgiving (and I’ll hopefully post a holiday greeting come today).
John Lavernoich is the author of four books (including not only the first two Chameleons, Inc. novels, but also his most recent, Beyond The Unknown), as well as various non-fiction articles and short stories that have been published in print and on the Internet. To learn more about Mr. Lavernoich and his various creative accomplishments, please check out the following websites listed below:
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