Updates from the House of Barry

LauraClosing in on the 30k mark on Lazarus Gray Volume 12. It’s been a little difficult to write since there’s so many moving pieces in the story and it’s one of those where I have to really make sure that the plot points line up with previous books. I prefer a more freewheeling plot and this one has been kind of a “Okay, I *have* to write this and then I *have* to include that,” which is always a bit of a pain. Still, I think there are some fun bits and it has a lot of subplots that date back to volume 7 so it’s been a long time coming. Once I’m done with this, I honestly have no clue what I’ll work on next. I have a few different things that I’ve begun and set aside – plus hopefully Assistance Unlimited: The Silver Age will be out eventually and there’s always a sequel to that waiting to be written. We’ll have to see, I guess.

Read Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Very smooth prose with a lot of humor and sharp characterization. It’s long, of course, clocking in at about 1000 pages. I think 200-300 pages could be excised and the story would have been the stronger but I’d still recommend it. Quite enjoyed Jonnie Goodboy Tyler and his adventures.

Recently got around to watching The Conjuring 1 and 2 – and LOVED them. Highly recommended to horror fans. Definitely provided me with a few good ideas.

Speaking of good ideas, I have a new character that I need to introduce in print — and my buddy George Sellas has designed his look and is currently working on a nice image starring him. I think you guys will like it!