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Roster sheet and stats

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"

"Nacho Cheese"

"Invisible Man on Second"

"The World of the Lawn"

"Floor It A.C."

"The Effect of Gravity Upon the Tub"

"Cheer Pack"

"The Last Field" (This had been accepted by both Harper's and The Atlantic; Harper's editor fired, Atlantic reneged)

"Jaw Bones"

"The Doon Well"

"An Incident in Cathedral Romance"

"Yellow Hammers"

"EAP and Abe"

"The Taste of Smoke"

"The Ghosts of the Alley, the Ghosts on the Wall"

"Train Days"

Short stories to write:

"First Eye"

"The Five Basic Food Groups"

"Context Tree"

"Freezy Freakies"


"Curtain Bags"

"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"

"Float Glass"

"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

Magazine commitments:

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.

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