This afternoon, I finished The Family Of Noise.
Yeah - it surprised me as well. One moment, there I was chipping away at it, nudging some things around and re-titling some of the chapters (which is actually still ongoing), when uncharacteristically, the rain outside stopped for a moment. I looked up at the skylight to see why it was quiet and when I looked back at the keyboard, it announced itself as a wrap.
Using 'The Rules Of Stephen King', this means I can have a ‘Misery Smoke’, but it doesn’t sound that special when I tag it onto the end of the other 7,000 I’ve already smoked whilst writing it. No matter. I shall smoke it anyway - it’s the spirit of the thing that counts.
So what next? I’m going to hurl it at the world - out of the window - on April 1st. That’s a month behind schedule but what’s 31 days between friends? That gives me a month to organise promo and redesign the cover for a limited edition (x100) hardback run. That’s also enough time to read it at least six times to catch Nasties That Make You Look Stupid and also even hand it around a few people who know what to look out for.
Anyway, when I take off the leash, I hope some of you like it. It’s been a long time coming. I’ll be mentioning it a lot during the next month or so but I ain’t gonna apologise for that. That’s what I’m here for right?
Me? I gotta move on to the next one.
That's all folks - I have a hot date with a Cameron Crowe movie and kettle.