Over the past few weeks, I’ve been racing deadlines on a number of projects, including Entombed (a novel for Leisure), issue #4 and #5 of The Last Zombie, a demonic possession novella featuring Levi Stoltzfus, my next column for Shroud Magazine, and two separate, single-issue comics for DC Comics (neither of which I can say any more about for now).
Because of this, Deluge has fallen to the wayside. It will most likely be another week or two before I can return to it. While I apologize for that, I’d also remind you that Deluge is a side-project, a way of not only offering you something free, but of also giving you a glimpse into my creative process. The chapters of Deluge posted online are as close to one of my first drafts as you’ll ever see. Sadly, like other first drafts in progress, the work is often put aside or on the back-burner when paying work or other obligations come along.
The good news is that one of the projects for DC will be finished today, and Entombed, which was finished until I got mad at the last 30,000 or so words and deleted them, should be finished next week. The next Shroud column can be written in a day, and by next week’s end, I should be able to focus on the other DC project and those two issues of The Last Zombie. Once those are out of the way, I can return to Deluge, while also finishing up that novella and starting the next novel, Hole In The World.