Christmas is over. Well, mostly. There’s still the spending of some gift certificates and gift cash and putting the decorations away, but the hard part is done. Maybe now I can find the time to get back to work on The Prometheus Syndrome. The Professor has created the zombie raccoon. A few more chapters and he brings a man back to life. That’s when it really gets fun. Rewriting it isn’t so much fun. Being an old book, everything is there and the story really isn’t changing much, but I find that I have to rewrite pretty much every paragraph because I was just such a horrid writer back in 1988 or ’89, whenever it was I wrote it. Makes me really want to knock it off and get back to something fresh and new with Ulrik.
Did I mention that Scrybe Press said they’ll have the new version of Call to the Hunt out in February? I know it went in my newsletter. I’m excited about it. There’s a short novella about Ulrik’s birth and a scene that was cut from the very first draft of Shara and one other new story in which Ulrik helps a colonial village solve its witch problem. Then there’s the story “To be a Mother” that was originally in the Midnight Rose anthology and the eight stories that appeared in the limited self-published version back in 2001. Oh, and the intro from Kelley Armstrong. The cover artist is the same one who did The Creamy Kind, a recent publication from Scrybe. I can’t remember now how that is. Sorry.
Ah, well, there are kids to deal with, a tree to disassemble, etc. Ya’ll have a good day.