A few of my friends and family have pointed out that it’s been a while since I posted a new entry. After getting over my shock that anyone–even family members–read my blog, I decided to bow to the immense, crushing pressure and throw something up here.

My life is pretty busy lately, what with moving to a new apartment in Brighton. Then there’s my thesis. To those of you who have been keeping track, I’m off the golem/Jon Shade novel and back to the collection of short stories set in my fantasy world of Atreval. I decided to do this for a few reasons, but the main one is that I need 150 pages of writing by September 7, and I already have 120 of the Atreval cycle.

I’ve deviated a bit from my original plan; the stories won’t necessarily follow an overall story arc. Instead, the stories featuring the same characters will progress through time, if not through an overall plot (similar to Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser stories).

Speaking of which, Dark Horse Comics has apparently picked up the license for Fafhrd and the Mouser. This is great news–their Conan comic is quite good, and I have no doubt that Dark Horse (the HBO of comic companies) will put out a great F&GM comic. That said, I wish I was writing the damned thing. I hope DH reprints the excellent series of F&GM adaptations that were put out by Epic Comics in the early nineties. They were written by Howard Chaykin and drawn by Mike Mignola, and they’re some of my favorite comics in my collection.

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