Category: Blog

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…


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…


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…


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…


Why I Still Want Jon Hamm to Play Superman

(This is carried over from an old blog post that was written more than a year before the release of Man of Steel) I fully get that at this point, there’s no real reason to talk speculatively about a Jon Hamm lead Superman movie. I know that ship has sailed and will never come back….


Danny mix

[8tracks width=”600″ height=”600″ playops=”” url=”http://8tracks.com/mixes/4743247″] Some songs I’m listening to while rereading the Danny stories in preparation for writing What Danny Did.


New Story in Development

Okay, so after some false starts and dead-end ideas, I’m almost 100% decided what the next story will be. I’ve had a series of scenes in my head that I’ve wanted to work into the series, but never really had a place for. I’ve figured out a pretty solid way to make use of them…


10 Books

So I saw a thing on Twitter where someone posted a photo of 10 books that influenced them. Here are mine. Not pictured: The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson (because, for some reason, I can’t find any of my HST books. I must have a box or two of books in a closet)…