A small victory on the writing front – pounded out 383 words this morning on a short story.
On the reading front here is what I have been engrossed in lately:
Finished Fearful Symmetries by Thomas Moneteleone. Superb collection of short stories and his intros to the genesis of each story are just as entertaining. Arranged chronologically you can see the growth in his writing skills through the book.
Up next, a horror anthology – Taverns of the Dead edited by Kealan Patrick Burke. Featuring stories by: Peter Straub, David Morrell, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Charles L. Grant, Jack Cady, Tim Lebbon, Steve Rasnic Tem, Chet Williamson, Thomas F. Monteleone, Charles de Lint, P.D. Cacek, Melanie Tem, Thomas Ligotti, Norman Partridge, Gary A. Braunbeck, Peter Crowther, Roberta Lannes, Christopher Fowler, Yvonne Navarro, C. Bruce Hunter, Chaz Brenchley, Tom Piccirilli, Jeff VanderMeer, Edward Lee, Nicholas Royle, and Terry Lamsley.
With an introduction by F. Paul Wilson and a foreword by Kealan Patrick Burke. Should be a great read. An impressive line up of talent.
Also reading in spurts The Complete Works of Stephen King by Rocky Woods. It is a little dry but there are interesting nuggets of King info sprinkled throughout that I was not previously aware of, that make it worth reading.