I rode the dog down to SF for a whirlwind edit session with Larry on the humor book. It’s coming along. Getting closer. We added five stories today and cut two. I think we’re over 35 stories but still under 200 pages, or right there abouts.
It takes a lot more to get me to laugh out loud at this point. But right in the middle of working on this I looked up at Larry and smiled, “Hey Larry, this is going to be a fun book.”
And I do think that. I think that some people will really get a kick out of it. The cover might target a younger audience than usually makes up our fan club, but that’s fine. I’m concerned we don’t address the cynical sense of humor, the older crowd, and there’s definitely not enough mush. But hey, you can’t win ’em all. That’s the nature of anthologies. When you’re publishing anthologies you learn real quick that you won’t be able to make everyone happy.
Tomorrow we nail down the final TOC. I can’t wait!