As you can tell from my edited post of yesterday, I've sold a fourth St. Cyprian/Gallowglass story, this time to the forthcoming Chaosium anthology, Mark of the Beast: New Legends of the Werewolf. The story, called "The Hunting of Philip Ackroyd", features St. Cyprian and his assistant Gallowglass tangling with a predatory, ectoplasmic, lupine manifestation.
But Josh, you might be saying at this point, didn't you ALREADY write a St. Cyprian story with a werewolf in it? And the answer, of course, is shut up or, more politely, yes, 2011's "The Artist as Wolf" available as part of the anthology, Leather, Denim & Silver. Also, shut up.
I can write as many werewolf stories as I want, you know. Lots of different types of werewolves out there. Everything from sorcerers to shape-changers to unlucky souls possessed by demonic spirits to Wilfred Glendon. Or even these hairy bastards.
Speaking of Project: Scenic Route, I'm fast approaching the end of the line, in regards to word count. All of the dominoes have been set up and tapped into wobbling and the agents of fortune approach their destinies. Certain characters are lined up to do what they do best, to an awesome soundtrack available only to me.
After the draft is done and sent off to the editors, to be drowned in a vat of red ink, I'll probably see about finishing up "The Gotterdammerung Gavotte", which is due for a submission deadline of August. Too, I need to give "Nestor Burma Goes West" a quick edit, but I'll likely do that later this week.
And after that...what? The future is wide open and boundless. Maybe I'll start on Project: Never Sleep or Project: Gas Gun or Project: Shrek or-or-or...eh, maybe I'll just write another St. Cyprian story. Those seem to do well.
That's it for today. Out you go.