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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

Changed Travel Plans

Had to change my travel arrangements and delay returning to my truck and trailer in Texas until the 15th. I'm staying in Seattle an extra week to get my affairs in order so the house can be sold and my separation papers can be filed. Sometimes I don't know why we don't just go straight to divorce. She's mad enough at me to agree to it right now. But, the important thing at the moment is to get the house on the market and I still have to pick up six months worth of dog shit in the back yard! I'm going to end up paying for a lot more stuff than I originally intended, but it will be worth it to get the damned thing sold.

In writing news, work on my new book is progressing. Just finished the second chapter and currently have 8100 words in the new version. Mostly I like it, though it moves more slowly than I wish it would. Still, it covers a lot of ground in the first two chapters. Not everything has to be written like a thriller, I suppose. A couple nice rituals. It will earn its designation as an occult fantasy. (I hate using the term "urban fantasy" as that has pretty much been usurped by vampires, zombies, and werewolves. There's magic in this, but it's pretty much normal people.) The story is set in 1954-55. It's "The Props Master Prequel: Behind the Ivory Veil."

The first version was written in 1978-79. It was revised 14 times between then and 1986, many of them partial revisions. Then this fall I released "The Props Master 1: Ritual Reality." (http://www.amazon.com/The-Props-Master-Ritual-Reality-ebook/dp/B00H2A2GGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389028967&sr=8-1&keywords=layne+ritual+reality) I decided afterward that I needed to go back and redo the prequel. This one will probably only have two rather hot sex scenes in the entire book. "Ritual Reality" had half a dozen. Still, I'll release it on storiesonline.net in about March and the eBook in April. We'll see how it goes.

Well, I'd better get busy if I'm going to get that dog-poop picked up!

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