The contract has been signed, so i’m now officially starting on Arrius Lurco! Of course, i’ve unofficially been working on it for several weeks, but don’t tell anyone. At this stage, i’m working on the page design elements and attempting to massage them all into shape, see if i can get things looking how i envision them. This is one of the first huge chunks of work that’s got to be completed. Once the design elements are in place, i can then go into InDesign and work on the templates for all the different chapters.
In other news, i was approached by Pagan Publishing recently about a scenario i’d submitted to them a loooong time ago for The Unspeakable Oath, their amazing magazine for Call of Cthulhu (you can find out the latest news on The Unspeakable Oath here). Pagan’s bringing it back, and wanted to possibly include it in an upcoming issue.
Alas, the scenario in question, “Mrs. Bentley’s Colouring Books”, was published about seven years ago in The Book of Dark Wisdom, another small press CoC magazine that switched format to publish fiction not soon after my scenario was published. And Pagan has a policy about publishing things that aren’t first run.
But- i proposed another scenario that *hasn’t* seen the light of day yet, which has been mentioned here under the rather suspicious name of “Project: Bad Roommate”. Shane Ivey at Pagan is interested, so as soon as i flesh it out some and give it a nice buff and polish, i’ll submit it. Woot!