I have been having problems, lately, with panic attacks. I have been struggling since Before I took leave from college. It was not so much an overload of work, but an overload of pressure from the financial department. From the first series of phone calls, the pressure began mounting. after the first straight week of constant calls, I became a nervous wreck and began losing interest in my work. By the end of the second straight week, I had begun getting hit by panic attacks.
Now, I am stuck with a problem I didn’t need. And this is partly why I have not been posting much. But not the whole reason. In fact, the main reason I have not been posting is I have been adapting Blamah Moore’s book Soldiers of Leaves to screenplay format.
Along with this, I have been searching for a home for the overall filming project as well. This was not as much a problem as I initially thought, seeing how Hollywood’s biggest studios have already published their schedules for the next year or three (all filled with franchise films, reboots, and remakes), but actually—it was fairly easy. there is interest in the project from both Amazon Studios and Netflix Studios. Pretty cool, eh?
As I adapt Soldiers, I am also working on the first five scripts for a series that was born out of a story written back in 1992. Johnny Mano: Nightmares At Twilight should make for a wild sci-fi ride. I have also been working on the little youtube pieces that will debut a few of my more colorful characters through unscripted skits…maybe I can cause widespread panic the way the original War of the Worlds did. (not that I have any intent, but News from Home Just might do that.)