I should finally type THE END on Gravedigger today. I’ve lived with Charity Grace and company for quite awhile now – whenever I end a project, it’s a mixture of relief and sadness. I love knowing it’s completed but there’s always a sense of losing touch with good friends. Back in the “good old days,” I’d take a week off after finishing a novel. Unfortunately (or is it fortunately?), I don’t have that luxury anymore. So I’ll be starting work on a licensed project in the next few days — one that I would love to complete in December. I’m taking a graphic novel and adapting it into a novelized form, which is a first for me. I’ll be adding some new wrinkles and fleshing out what’s already in the graphic novel, hopefully giving it some new layers. Hopefully, Pro Se will announce this thing soon and I can talk about it more fully.
Got my PulpArk invitation today — I’m not sure I’m going to make it but I’d like to. Since it moved to April, it’s very inconvenient for me — but I’m sure it’s better for everyone else, so I can’t complain.
I’m also chairing the planning committee for the 2013 Georgia Literary Festival that will be held in November 2013 and it was decided yesterday that we’re going to have a New Pulp Thrillers track. I’m going to be sending out a small number of invites to take part. So far, we have one “Yes” — Mr. Bobby Nash will be attending the Festival and taking part in all the fun. More updates on this to come.
Recently read the first two chapters of Mike Bullock’s new Death Angel serial on the Kindle. Good stuff. We need more Death Angel, Mike!
Currently reading an old Shadow novel — I should be recording a new episode of The Shadow Fan later this week.
Art for today is George Sellas’ sketch layout for Gravedigger’s cover. I really dig it!