Dom's book is at about 37k words right now, putting it well beyond the half way mark. It's going well so far and due to some unforeseen hurdles (not even worth mentioning) I've decided to go for more of a "greatest hits" feel with Dom's life. I have about 1800 years to cover in this book and writing it any other way would require a large series of its own. I just don't see the life of a genocidal maniac remaining fresh and interesting for more than a couple of books. If you want proof watch of the long running horror movies from the 80's. It gets old after a bit.
In addition to only writing about the highlights, I'll keep with the Q&A style that occurred in the Death Squad book. It'll help to transition between each story of Dom's life, as well as keep a certain amount of consistency within the CoM world. Afterall, Uhler is writing this book for Dom, much like he did for the Death Squad. Is anyone going to notice, much less appreciate that little tidbit? Probably not, but you'll know and I'll know - that's enough for me.
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Behind the Eyes of Death is coming along decently. I started working on the end, because I knew it was going to be trouble. The issue isn't so much what the ending will be, as that's already been handled in CoM book 6, it's how to present it. Normally, I would just wrap it out as I would any other book and move on, but this is different. This is a horror book. I don't think it's right (to the reader) to have all this blood, guts, and death ended on a note of super powered mutants, magic and the general weirdness that is CoM. However, that is the ending. So, I'm deciding if I should end it prior to that, or think of some way to horrify that ending a bit. Maybe bring on the CoM weirdness in a slow burn, rather than a quick slap across the face.
I've also started working on a short, sci-fi story. It's completely unrelated to any of the CoM stuff, but maybe not necessarily outside the world of it. After all, Catch and Release is set in the CoM world, so why not this?