My Final Blog of the Year

The year is coming to an end and this will be my last entry into my Hall of information. Season 2 comes to a close just as it opened in September, that is with uncertainty of where it’s actually going. Slowly my following is increasing, my posts well some of them have been engaging enough for people to click that ‘follow’ button and for that I salute you.

It really isn’t easy finding something to write about every week but since august I have managed to do that. Whether it’s about writing or something popular at the time my Hall of information is exactly that now, full of information.

Then it turned into this

Lee Facing was a short lived craze that took off in August this year

 

My whole premise is to build a following that will build a platform that can help me get published. Clark Thorn and The Warrior Project is my first book, set in the future where robots look just like us but they are not us. Their crimes begin to emerge and society needs to take note, that’s the job of Clark Thorn and young man who sets to change things for the good. A ordinary person who strife’s to succeed in extraordinary circumstances for a unique cause. Much like me they echo between.

I see people around me, my age and now sometimes younger getting publishing deals and it twists my heart a little. Seeing other writers have success is great and all but that’s what I want. I plan to write six books about Clark and then his son Jack. It’s kind of disheartening when you want to write book 3 and book 1 gets rejected for the hundredth time. But I won’t give up!  My new campaign to approach agents and publishers is in process and will come to fruition in January. Maybe 2015 will be my year!

It’s that time of year where we all reflect upon what we have actually achieved and what we haven’t. Many of us consolidate those un-successes into new year’s resolutions. For the last few times my resolutions have been simple. To carry on and move forward one step at a time.

Much of my break will be spent read/editing my second Clark Thorn book as I want to get back into drafting his third adventure.

My final note on this blog would be a nod to all those we have lost this year. Some key influences of mine in and out of the spotlight have left us and it’s up to us to keep their legacy from fading away.

I wish all my followers a happy festive season and a productive 2015.

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The Simpsons Guy, a Review and I changed my name, sort of

Hello and welcome back to Lee’s Hall of information. I spent much time this week pondering as to what I was going to put into my blog this week. A wet, rainy and wild Monday morning hit me with a cold slap in the face with the realisation that winter was on the doorstep. But something else hit me.

When I first opened the Hall, back when the temperatures were hotter and the sky was somewhat brighter, so were my prospects of becoming self-published.  But Monday something hit me, with reference to the whole L A Hall author thing. Who the fu** is L A Hall? My name is Lee Hall and I don’t really give a flying frig who else is named the same, that’s me and that’s who I am. (I then marched upon Facebook, twitter and wordpress and changed my name accordingly to what it’s supposed to be!)

Clark Thorn and the Warrior Project is written by Lee Hall and Lee Hall only! Ah Lee Hall, nice guy (likes the sound of his own name and voice though)

Since coming back from my holiday and the start of this series I haven’t been involved in any writing. One of the key ways of surviving as a writer is to take a step back every now and then. The brain is also a muscle and many of us like to go to the gym and work on our muscles. But in order for them to grow a little rest is needed.

Soon it will be time to shortlist a group of agencies for submission. Of course a brand new synopisis will feature and I shall share that with you good people.

As I do send off my work, a week to week report will feature on the blog, tracking my progress, if any.

Please check out my resources section.

 

The Simpsons Guy

Television crossovers are a very rare and fragile thing. When I heard the news that Family Guy would cross with the Simpsons I was immediately intrigued as to how they would achieve such a thing.

the simpsons guy

 

For 24 years Matt Groening has delivered an animated television show that in my terms can only be described as undisputed. From politically loaded satire, to guest voices all the way to spoofing everything including itself. The Simpsons has achieved everything, even managing a box office smash film and then proceeding to recover and carry on.

How in the world is anything supposed to stand next to what the show has achieved? That’s what I asked myself, then an already cancelled once animation show came along. In many ways it echoed the Simpsons but Family guy is somewhat different. The themes are consistently adult and yes the spoofing and political satire is there. Throughout the late 00’s family guy began to snowball into something of a large following.

So I looked for what would make such a TV event work. To me it was what the two shows shared and what they had in differences ultimately made this wonderful viewing.

homer vs peter

Both families differ in so many ways, that when their scenes together were happening it was simply magic to me. It slotted together ever so well. I found myself enjoying what was unfolding on screen. A longer than usual running time, but this was needed because both families to me are larger than life. This was the moment when Family guy finally stood shoulder to shoulder with the Simpsons. And what I like the most about it is, the Simpsons can live with that.

I think only a certain age demographic will appreciate the Simpsons guy, but I recommend it to all that have seen either shows, just for the fact that it’s a massive writing undertaking and a great achievement by all involved. I look forward to the Simpsons Futurama crossover.