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Sunday, February 3, 2013

New Short Story

AuthSpot picked up my hardboiled detective story from Triond. It’s titled An Old Acquaintance. About 3,400 words, it blends age, humor and action, with a twist. It was a fun story to write, and I’m trying to get one done every couple weeks as I did with my first offering The Reunion. They get hundreds of hits, and some of that hard to get name recognition.
Rick Cantelli is a P.I. working out of a Santa Barbara office. I liked the character almost as much as I did my two in The Reunion. Writing the short story freebies isn’t taking away from my novels or screenplays. I went over 35,000 words in my new sequel to HARD CASE, and I passed the 30 page/30 minute trek to a completed third screenplay using my characters from DEMON. I figure maybe if I have a complete 7 feature film set showcasing my YA trilogy, and the books do well, maybe someone will look at the scripts. Just thinking about it is what makes all this stuff exciting.  :)  After I get a slew of the short stories done, I’ll probably join them all up into a novel and sell them on Amazon for 99 cents or something.
Enjoy the Superbowl today. St. Joyce is a rabid 49er fan, and boy, if they don’t do well, there is going to be hell to pay. I’ll talk her into having a couple pops to settle her down before the game. I’m making pork roast when I get home from playing basketball, so it’ll be ready when she starts screaming at the TV.  :)  I figure to get maybe five more pages of script done and a couple thousand more words on the new novel: The Lure of Hell.


Charles Gramlich said...

Seems you are really hitting your stride, man. Congrats on the story.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

You know how it is, Charles. The writing gets really fun, and then we ride the wave until it hits the rocks. :)

Vesper said...

Way to go, Bernard! I'm off to read it... :-)

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Thanks, V. :)