It’s been a week since Forlorn Hope was released. If I were asked to cast the thing as a movie, these are the people I imagine each character to be:
Garret would be played by Count Bakula, I mean Scott Bakula. Best known for his roles in Quantum Leap, Enterprise, Men of a Certain Age & a season of Chuck. I’ve always liked Bakula and I imagine the clean-cut look from Enterprise and the crazy antics from Chuck.
Anna would be played by Beth Riesgraf. She played the thief, Parker for five seasons in Leverage. Her character in Leverage had a detached persona, often saying and doing things we all wish we could do. A few episodes over the five year run she showed a sort of sinister side which is perfect for Anna.
Adam “not related to the Baldwins” Baldwin would play Colonel Mathers. Baldwin seems to be type cast as a gun-toting, duty bound military officer. I enjoyed his single-mindedness in Firefly and the character of Colonel John Casey in Chuck. Unfortunately, Baldwin hadn’t aged well in recent years, but I think this makes him more believable as a career military officer.
Sergeant Wilkins would be played by Jason O’Mara. Roles of his I liked were in Life on Mars (US) & Terra Nova. He would act as an amalgam of the characters he played in both those series. You really got to see his subtle sarcasm in Life on Mars which is perfect for Sergeant Wilkins.
I’m not gonna say who I think should play Bear or Willow. Do you agree with these castings? Who would you suggest? Am I just full if crap?
Body Rentals is pretty poopy! I’ve been in Paradox mode for awhile now. It was finally time to fix Body Rentals. I got the manuscript back from Jennifer and she identified over five-hundred edits! I looked through it and saw another hundred or so that weren’t specifically numbered by track changes. I’ve been editing Body Rentals all week. The plan is to release a second edition with the new edits and redo the headers and formatting with the font I had originally intended for chapter titles. It should be out during the month of November. After that, it’s all about Forlorn Hope.
I expect Escape to be out summer 2014. Perhaps 2014 will see the second Paradox book. I’ll spend the entire summer working on the novel to be released in 2015. I’m too lazy to look at past posts to see if I let you guys know this, but I’m using the Coffee Punk flash fiction and a few other flash fiction snippets to create this novel. I’m referring to it as Coffee Punk, but the actual name is to be determined.
It’s midterm week. In one of my classes I’m a fraction of a percentage below an ‘A.’ In another, I’m confidant I’ll be getting an ‘A.’ I’m looking forward to fall break. Fall break will end with Paradox being complete. A second edition of Body Rentals will be done as well. As you already know, Forlorn Hope is done and done – I’m having difficulties waiting until January to finish publishing.
Next summer I’m going to try something different – My first novel-length story. I’m cheating by writing three or four novella-length stories and interweaving them. We shall see what becomes of it all.
I’ve been without internet and phone service for the last two days. I got my phone service back this morning, but still have no internet. Qwest / CenturyLink are really pissing me off. I had to deal with people straight up lying to me and people hanging up on me. The complete lack of customer service was exemplified when I was asking to be transferred to a supervisor and the guy said something like: “Before I transfer you to my supervisor, can I sign you up for DirecTV?” Of course I trust you with my television needs while I have no phone or internet. Anyway the saga continues.