A page in this journal to help me remain organized and focused to tasks at hand.
Short stories already written that need to be placed:
"Jesus H. Christ"
"Funny Lines TK"
"Invisible Man on Second"
"The World of the Lawn"
"Floor It A.C."
"The Effect of Gravity Upon the Tub"
"The Last Field" (This had been accepted by both Harper's and The Atlantic; Harper's editor fired, Atlantic reneged)
"The Doon Well"
"An Incident in Cathedral Romance"
"EAP and Abe"
"The Taste of Smoke"
"The Ghosts of the Alley, the Ghosts on the Wall"
Short stories to write:
"The Five Basic Food Groups"
"The Woman Who Listened to Orson Welles"
"Stop My Heart"
"Where It's Going, Not Where It's Been"
"Other People Exist"
"The Harrowing of Culver Street"
"Dennis from the Kitchen with Hadley"
"Qui Qui Ri Qui"
"The King of Ting"
Books completed to sell:
Cheer Pack: Stories (includes stories from Harper's, VQR, Commentary, Glimmer Train, Post Road)
If You [ ]: Fantasy, Fabula, Fuckery, Hope
Glue God: Essays (and tips) for Repairing a Broken Self
How Brightly It Glistens: Excursions in Art, Music, Literature, Film, and the Writing Life
The Daily Beast--piece on "Yer Blues"
The Daily Beast--Wilkie Collins piece
The Daily Beast--piece on DNA
The Daily Beast--piece on "Casey at the Bat"
The Daily Beast--piece on humorous ghost stories for Halloween
The Daily Beast--piece on why YA literature is almost always better than most so-called "literary fiction"
The Wall Street Journal--op-ed for Halloween on what we can learn from kids
The Washington Post--Louisa May Alcott piece
The Smart Set--nightmare piece
The Smart Set--"Revolution" outtake piece
The American Interest--Night of the Living Dead essay
The American Interest--Edward Hopper piece
The American Interest--Stax 1968 piece
The American Interest--"The Thing on the Fourble Board" piece
JazzTimes--Jimmy Blanton feature
The Weekly Standard--Leo McCarey two films piece
The Weekly Standard--The Outer Limits 3500 word essay
NorthShore--Seven Gables house
Written op-eds to sell:
Kaepernick business pivot
reductive packaging of NFL
non-drinking and projection
Op-eds to write:
New form of rape
McCartney and laurels/complacency
sports--last meritocracy in society
workplace hate and its ascendant power
the word "intense"
defaulting to notion of "offense"
the lie of manspreading, mansplaining
decision to be stupid
third category of fiction; run from "literary fiction"
New Yorker fiction
Book proposals to finish:
33 1/3 Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club
Same Band You've Never Known: An Alternative Musical History of the Beatles
All Given, All Gotten: The Beatles, Abbey Road, and the Power of Goodbye
Commissioned book to finish:
Scrooge (release fall 2019)
Book rundown of current and future projects:
The Freeze Tag Sessions--novel about piano prodigy/genius who does not wish to be one
Musings with Franklin--entirely new form of novel, told entirely in conversation between Writer, who believes he is dead and in hell, Bartender, and pervy guy from the suburbs who dresses up as Ben Franklin; invention of new mode of literature
Run It Again--novel involving Van Gogh's ghost, Edgar Allan Poe, and John Lennon high on acid in the summer of 1967
Death Boy--YA novel
Story collection including the "summer five" from 2018--"Funny Lines TK," "Nacho Cheese," "Invisible Man on Second," "The World of the Lawn," "Floor It A.C."--plus works from above to-compose list
Many Moments More: A Story about the Art of Endurance (memoir)
A Kiss Always Tasted: Listening to Billie Holiday in a Broken World
The Chord that Cracked the Universe: How the Who Explained the Meaning of Life in Four Albums
Silas Beaverton: The Beaver Who Tried to Dam the Ocean (children's book)
Murray the Moray Eel (children's book)
Padraig and Lorcan story collection + Padraig and Lorcan novel
Story collection with each work having something to do with the Beatles (Garston Blood Baths, fans en route to show in Middle West, boys who tape BBC episodes, Hamburg neighbor, groupie, a parallel scene/story from July 6, 1957, Lennon's school teacher, tribute band, etc.)
Volume examining the various forms of 1984 in cinema, television, theatre, radio, and how Orwell's original work has been made manifest in our society
Ride Your Enemy's Horse. Volume detailing singular journey in publishing, exposing all
The Thanatos Principle: How Final Works by Great Artists Teach Us to Live Better in a Dying World
Story collection where each story is first person, first told by someone in the story, then told a second time, by someone else also in the story. His/Hers/Theirs.
Book on A Hard Day's Night, the film.
Book on Dylan's complete 1965-1966 sessions
Some Orson Welles book. TBD.
Book on the phenomenon of comebacks.
Collection of my music writings. Parcel this out over the years. First is ready to come out now. Do the same for books devoted exclusively to film writings, sports writings, Beatles writings. When all is said and done, there could be a dozen of these.
Facebook posts, which were written, from post one, as a kind of live blogged journal, rather than a participation in the sociological cancer that is social media.
Complete editions of my letters. There are currently a couple million.
This Many Moments More journal, which has been written as a book.