Author: <span class="vcard">Joe Humphrey</span>

Cars and Vampires

I used to be all about a Mustang Mach 1 or or a 71 Cuda or a new Corvette Z06. All aggression and sexual thrust. A shark, leaping out of the water, with gnashing teeth, ready to ram 3000 pounds of death into anything unfortunate enough to get in its way. Now the car I…


Writing

For me, writing is kind of like digging for dinosaur bones inside my brain. I know the stories are in there, and sometimes I’ll spend days or weeks digging holes in the dirt and finding nothing. Or, more often, finding garbage that I think might be something but isn’t. Sometimes I’ll dig around a big…


Jack 4.2 Excerpt

I’m still in first draft mode, but it’s going awesome and I wanted to share a bit of it. We’re in 1944, roughly five years after Jack 4.1. and three years before Bette 4.0 “What do you want, Caroline?” Jack asked, still attempting to watch the movie. He’d seen it half a dozen times already, and knew every…


Stuff I researched While Writing

I actually have three or four writing projects going at once, but for the sake of this post, I’m focusing on my next story What Danny Did. Industrial Sized Garbage Bags – 40 gallons. Probably not for what you’re thinking. Sheeple – Just that it means what I thought it meant. It does. The Birdcage…


Writing

Took a break from What Danny Did to try and see what I could do with a new Jack story and the pages have been flying out. It’s actually surprising me a little because I wasn’t even completely sure what I was going to do with Jack next, but I certainly know now. It’s weird…


Delta Washington vs The Zombies

I’ve been bummed about a thing for the last couple of years. I had a story that I’ve been developing for a long time. I wrote maybe 75% of the screenplay, and it’s called Delta Washington vs The Zombies. The very first seed of the story was “What if there was a zombie apocalypse in a…


Book 0: Patricia is free until the 19th

The Bloodletting introduction Book 0: Patricia is FREE on Amazon right now. Go get it! Seriously! FREE. No excuse not to. It’s short and violent and a little sexy and a lot of fun. GO go go! (header source)


Patricia

I reread Patricia last night and decided I really disliked parts of it. Specifically the first page or two. I don’t exactly know what I was thinking when I started writing it. I think that because the “introduction” of the story was the part I knew the best (the scene with Patricia and Charlie in…


Something I’m thinking about

I was reading a blog post about a guy and his debut novel and how well it’s doing, and it got me thinking. So all along my plan has been to do what I’ve been doing, which is writing and releasing Bloodletting as a series of short stories that I would ultimately consolidate into either…


Caroline Mix

http://8tracks.com/bloodlettingbook/caroline-mix I’m loving these.


The Office Bully

This was originally posted on my old blog on December 18, 2013 So I’ve had something on my mind lately. I think that the Jim Halpert character on The Office is the most accurate and honest portrayal of a bully I’ve ever seen on TV. It’s weird, because it’s almost as though the writers understand…


Blogging

So I shut down my old blog at joehumphrey.com to focus on writing the Bloodletting series, but I still get hits to that site. In fact, I get way more hits to my old, now defunct blog than I do to the Bloodletting site, so I thought it might be worth blogging regular old blog…