Welcome back to Ye Olde Blog, as we usher in a new week. My goal is to add another 10,000 words to The Adventures of Gravedigger Volume Two this week, which would take me pretty close to the end of the novel. I’ve been really happy with the book in general to this point and hopefully I’ll be able to craft a conclusion that will leave people feeling satisfied. Once I’m done with this, I need to dive into a project I’m going to be doing for Radio Archives. That one will be a 10,000 word short story… as soon as I’ve completed that, I’ll be able to start on a story for a project called Pulse Fiction. That will be another 10k story… After *that*, I need to finally do that Sherlock Holmes novella that I promised all of you (and my editor!) at the beginning of the year. I do want to make it clear that I’m not attempting to do a pastiche for the Holmes novella. I am not aping Arthur Conan Doyle’s writing style — this will be a “Barry Reese” story using those characters. I will be faithful to Holmes canon but it will be filtered through my peculiar viewpoint.
All of this will probably take me to the year of 2013, which means that continuation of my work on the fifth Lazarus Gray book probably won’t resume until January.
It’s good to be busy, I suppose — but, wow, when I look at that list, it makes me wonder if I’ve gone insane!
I’ve been thinking about doing a Gravedigger “origins” strip like we did for Lazarus Gray. The origins strip ran in The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume Three: Eidolon and though I haven’t heard much in the way of comments about it (most people have focused on the prose itself, which is nice, I suppose) I think it might be a good feature to add to my other ongoing series.
I’ve also talked to artist extraordinaire George Sellas about doing a couple of other fun things with me in the near future. One of them isn’t for publication but it might find life on my blog here and my Facebook page as a potential cover image. Stay tuned!
As for previously written works… I completed a Johnny Dollar story ages ago, as well as a G-8 and His Battle Aces for Moonstone and a Weird Western for Mechanoid Press. I have no idea when those will be published but hopefully they will see the light of day at some point.
I hope all of you have an excellent and productive day! I’ll be back tomorrow with more pulpy goodness.