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March 2, 2014
Posted at 11:29 pm
Updated: March 2, 2014 - 11:31 pm

A New Story?

Here it is, just a week after posting the last chapter of "Redtail" and I'm already aching from the withdrawal of posting new material. "The Props Master Prequel: Behind the Ivory Veil" isn't ready to go yet. It's a fairly long story and I've only rewritten the first three and a half chapters (18,000 words). So what do I do? I start another project!

This one has been brewing for more than a year. It started with my colossal flop two years ago titled "Art School." I learned a lot from that one, but even more, I saw a series of stories based on the theme of Pygmalion. If you remember anything about Pygmalion, it probably isn't much more than the sculptor fell in love with his sculpture and she became a living person. Or you remembered that Rex Harrison can't sing worth shit. ("My Fair Lady")

But for some time now, I've been thinking about a series of stories about artists who fell in love with their art and what might happen. I've got some outlines and a story started, but then I got to thinking that I should really start with a retelling of the original myth as faithfully and still originally as I could. (Believe me, it's not "My Fair Lady.")

So it's going up tomorrow. I can't promise when the next story in the series will be posted because I'm really trying to focus on "Behind the Ivory Veil," but every chapter will be complete and satisfying, so you don't have to worry about whether I ever post another one. Just go ahead and read it. "Pygmalion Revisited" goes live Monday. Hope you enjoy!