My apologies to those who were expecting CatC chapter 7 to be available in the middle of the month. That was the plan, of course, but I have been in transition back to Florida, into a new dwelling (that sounds more impressive than “little house”, doesn’t it?), and restarting my “day job,” after a bit of a hiatus, so things have been a bit erratic. It is, in any case, available here, now. The schedule should self-correct now, and I plan to release Mark Red: Chapter 14 at the end of November as planned…which will only be a few days from now.
I think this chapter of CatC is a particularly good one. Our heroes are caught up in what seems to be a peaceful discussion with the people who abducted them from near their school, and they learn about a monstrous danger that threatens…well, everything. They also learn that something they have done, quite unwittingly, seems to have made that danger far greater.
Then, of course, they are faced with an immediate and surprising threat to their own lives, and that’s rarely a good thing. To survive, Alex is forced to do something truly horrible that he doesn’t understand.
If you want to find out more…well, you know what to do.
On an unrelated note, I’ve decided to expand the publication of Paradox City, and instead of one novella, it’s going to contain three stories of mine. The title of the compilation will now be “Welcome to Paradox City,” unless some clearly better title comes along, and the cover will be suitably adjusted. It should come out sometime in the next month or so, I suspect.
In the meantime, Son of Man is in the process of being edited, which of course will take some time, given the fact that it is a full-length novel. We’re also not ready with a cover yet, but there’s still time for that, so don’t panic…
I’m also going to be making an announcement soon about a change in the process of my non-publishing/writing-related content in the future, so keep your ears pricked and your eyes open (but please, don’t keep your eyes pricked…that can lead to expensive visits to the ophthalmologist).
Lest anyone worry about what’s happened to my writing during my transition, I can at least reassure you: I have continued to write at least 5 to 6 days a week, never less than 1400 words a day, and usually more. So, much that is new will continue to be forthcoming.
Well, that’s everything for the moment. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a reasonably sane Black Friday.