Life has been fairly busy.

I made the last changes to Abigail’s Dragon and I’m preparing the synopsis. I have an agent I’m going to send it to that seems interested so fingers are crossed.

In doing research for The Doom That Fell Upon the Villa Diodati, I discovered a book that used almost the same plot twists that I had planned including two of the same historical characters. I’m going to set aside this idea. Writing a book is a large investment and I don’t want to spend the next year on a book and then discover that it is too much like what has gone on before.

I suppose that will give me time to work on short stories for a bit until I fall in love with another idea.

Submissions have started coming in for the next anthology from Simian Publishing titled Twilight Temptations. You can see the guidelines at http://www.simianpublishing.com. I’m hoping some of the writers that have friended me will submit a story. Otherwise, I know where many of you live. Bwa-ha-ha!

Vacation was very nice. My lovely wife was kind enough to give me a couple of days to finish Abigail’s Dragon.

I’ve been really enjoying the LARP that I’ve been playing. I just wish it wasn’t every week. That can be a real drag. I’ve decided that my next character is going to be a trucker/bare knuckle illegal boxer that has a giant orangutan for a companion.

Speaking of which, I watched Every Which Way You Can a couple of nights ago and it weird how movies can imprint on you at such an early age. I think my love of apes started from that movie. That or BJ and the Bear. Look, it was the 70s and God was punishing humanity. Hmmm….that would make a good story. Disco as a punishment from God.

I’ve been keeping up with my exercise. My neck size is getting smaller, which is good. I think my pants are a little looser, but I’m not noticing a weight drop. But then muscle weighs more than fat.

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