Update on October 6th

I’m having a lot of fun thinking up ideas for a weird and hopefully compelling tale based on some real and very vivid memories I’ve had, one of which I mentioned earlier in this blog (A New Year and Some Old Thoughts). I’ve been calling this story “October 6th”, for no reason in particular, only that this story came to me right around then last year. I’ve plotted out a series of about 14 episodes, and since I don’t know what I’m doing I rather think that this will be a learning exercise. I talk a little bit about this story idea here, although I have elaborated greatly on my original idea (which was going to simply be a short story, then a novella).

I’ve been working on the pilot, and it is going slowly but I hope to have more of it written today. I admit I have been working on this more or less as I have energy and this is not the only project I have on my mind, so it is going very slowly. I’ve been working on science-related projects and ideas as well, and started a podcast in April that I have been neglecting. I meant so many times to write a second episode about how clinical trials work and use as an example the existing vaccines under development (which is really exciting news, that some are progressing very rapidly through the development process).

Mostly I have lots of story ideas, which just come to me each day- either ideas for new stories, or additional ideas relating to ones I have already plotted, partially written, or have concepts for. I now have a list of project ideas for which I have at least a concept for, many of which I have plots, outlines, notes, or details for, and the list is above 80 projects now (some non-fiction). There is simply no way I can make all of these projects into some sort of reality unless I get a fair bit of help, and so I am simply at this point accumulating them, because I get more ideas every day and I can’t write fast enough to finish them all before something new occurs to me.

Now, I have some free time to myself this evening so I had better make use of it and try to nail down a few more scenes (or at least, make more notes to do this later) for my pilot. I really have to come up with a new name for this show. I actually don’t have any idea how to write a treatment so I’ve been just describing scenes more or less how I write, which is apparently easy to translate into a screenplay.

[Update: Today I finished a series of detailed notes outlining what will happen in the segments of the pilot I have not fleshed out yet, and I hope to translate this into writing and dialogue during the remainder of this week. I’ve set aside this time for creative writing, though I do have some science work to do also.]

The Accidental Spy

No doubt in a few years we will be simply inundated with Trump-era films, especially after certain events or transcripts are declassified (and I know that usually one might have to wait 50 years, but I rather think that it will happen a bit quicker than that. Trump’s shenanigans with Russians, Ukranians, North Koreans, Saudi Arabians, and who the hell knows who else, are not really fodder to be kept secret, in the most part, because it only benefits the man himself and not the country. I’m pretty sure 46 will have a different view of whether this garbage should be declassified, and no interest in protecting 45).

I have a story idea of my own. Several, really- I put one into my magical realism novel Cloak, I quite like that one though it does not reflect reality. I’m still plotting that, I keep changing my mind about certain events, and I can’t do the research I would like due to the pandemic. I have another, more autobiographical work, which might or might not reflect actual events- there are some real events in it, and some which remain to be verified. The best part about it is, if I’m right, a lot of crazy things done and said by the current Administration will be explained, and the explanation is really bizarre. I’m calling it The Accidental Spy, and it revolves around phone conversations I was privy to starting before the election in 2016. It’s a really weird, unbelievable story, and one I will be pleased to tell in my way at the right time, provided some key events happen which demonstrate to me that my experiences were not simply fabrications of an overactive imagination.

So anyway, I can’t prove that the events I’m waiting for will happen, but I suspect they shall. Time will tell.

And if I’m correct about what events happen and when, I won’t actually have to prove anything at all- it’s all been recorded. It would be useful if I had the recordings, but of course, I don’t. Meeting the person that does is one of the events I’ve been waiting for. I need to listen to these just as much as anyone else might, I honestly can’t recall most of the details. I’ve written “Hamlet’s play” series entries about a few of them, sprinkled here and there in this blog, as well as some earlier interactions that came to mind in light of evolving news at the time of writing.

So you see, even if this is a complete fabrication on my part, it makes for a compelling story and one I hope to relate- once 45 is off his perch, of course. No doubt there will simply be a flood of 45-related movies and shows- and of course, there already is a plethora of tell-all books to choose from, so I have to hope my efforts will stand out somehow.

I hope you have a lovely day.