No Skull I haven't started it. I have had stories floating around inside my head but actually feeling confident enough in any of it to put to paper is another matter. Part of me also has this bizarre desire to write a huge review book on Movies and Television episodes combined.
Oh, I know the feeling. Confidence is a big step... Sometimes its best to take baby steps.
I started dotting ideas since High School (1986) wow... and I'd attempted to write my first book in 1989 "Scorpion Stinger" ~ its an odd story (based on those "Freaky Friday" rip-offs from the late 1980's that I was getting sick of seeing, the story takes place in near future and the scientist were testing a "mind reading device" on the criminally insane without knowing that the device was pulling the soul from their criminals and placed them onto the testing scientist... I wrote a beautiful outline almost 4 pages long and wrote only 50 pages... saddly I was losing interest in the story because it seemed too much work. Then years later I lost my outline... :(
Quentin Tarantino got me onto script writing in 1996, I figure if I could write 120 pages I'll have a neat movie. My thinking if it worked for Quentin then it could work for me... So I wrote my first script in 3 months (although it took almost 6 years before typed it and copyrighted)
The script is called "The Next Mission" its a mixture of Mad Max, Apocalypse Now and Pulp Fiction... the sad part I have hand written almost 250 pages of material and I had to trim it to a 120 pages... outch!
I wrote my second script in 2008 called "Missing Persons"
Javanese is a former Zombie Headhunter turned Police Officer that is haunted by the ghost of a child - the victim of a brutal killer. As each day passes and the killer still lives, the ghost becomes more aggressive.
This story takes place after the zombie wars as man is rebuilding civilization. The solution to the zombies is called a "Lifeline" - a band worn around the neck by all occupants of a city. The Lifeline decapitates upon death, preventing the person, who soon becomes a zombie, the mobility to seek out and harm others.
The killer knows how to activate the Lifelines. (script was copyrighted in 2008)
Unfortunately the 120 pages didnt justifed the story (and I wasnt too happy on the reduction of my first script) so I decided to rewrite my script as my first book. I'm at 316 pages. (But I've also been writing on and off last year and hopfully I'll have it completed by summer).