Yes, I’m Rambling Again. What of it?

mellisa-clarke900x675Another day at Ye Olde Blog and I have to confess, I’m feeling a bit sleepy this morning. Definitely one of those days where I wish I could have stayed in bed, snuggled under the covers. Ah, well. Gotta go make the doughnuts — or the literary equivalent, anyway.

Splitting my time between re-reading The Duende History of The Shadow Magazine (for this week’s The Shadow Fan Podcast) and the new Doc Savage: Skull Island book. Both are quite enjoyable.

Yesterday, I finished Lazarus Gray Volume Four… sent the files to my artistic collaborator George Sellas, too. George is going to do a couple of pages from the aborted Origins project, too. If you’ll recall, Anthony Castrillo was going to do a six page set of vignettes, detailing the origins of each member of the Assistance Unlimited team. That fell apart in spectacular fashion, though Anthony did turn in some mighty fine thumbnails. Anyway, the project as it once was has been set aside but George is going to be taking the Lazarus Gray portion of the set and doing those — the plan is for them to appear in The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume 3 and each volume thereafter, though I might beg & plead for Tommy Hancock to also include them in one issue of Pro Se Presents, just so you can see them at a larger size than you would in the novels.

I will, of course, share them here as well – especially since the Pro Se eBooks don’t include all those lovely interior illustrations. You guys are really missing out on those, though I do share most of them on the blog at one point or another.

I have to confess that I’ve had some stirrings about offering to take over All Pulp, now that Tommy Hancock has announced his retirement. If I did… and it’s still a mighty big if!… I would move the site over to WordPress, which I prefer over blogspot quite a bit. I’d also make a few changes here and there to streamline things and make it something that I’d enjoy updating daily. That would be the thing that might keep me from taking it on — I do daily updates here. If I know I’m going to be out of town or busy, I schedule a post and let it automatically update. I’d want daily updates for All Pulp, too, at least on a Monday-Friday schedule, if not 7 days a week. Do I want to spend *more* time blogging? That’s the question. What say you, faithful readers? Should I do this… or should I stand aside and hope someone else rides in on the white horse?

I haven’t done any Marvel Heroic writeups in awhile… nobody’s requested any, for that matter. I still adore the game system but the lack of print product is killing it for me. They’ve released several things as PDFs but only two of them have made it into the print format, which is my preferred method of rpg delivery. Yes, I could have an iPad at the gaming table with me but I like carrying around the books — and, yes, I know I’m old.

So… what’s next for me in the writing world? Well, I need to finish off my own entry for Tales of The Rook Volume Two. We ended up with fewer stories than we expected at the beginning but that’s okay — the ones we do have are great ones. I do think this is the final volume of this series, though. There are reasons why I’m not a publisher — I can’t stand hunting down people to make deadlines. Anyway, my story brings back and obscure villain from The Rook series and features some ideas given me by George Sellas.

After that, I need to do a Weird Western for Mechanoid Press.

And then…

Then, it’s either Gravedigger Volume Two or something completely different (cue the Monty Python music!)