We’re gradually working through preproduction on the Cancer movie. We have, of course, never actually made a movie, nor even set out to make one. Be that as it may, there is a screenplay in its second draft (it seems to be formatted correctly, for the most part) a pile of professional sounding lists and charts and a huge chalkboard that looks as though that dude from A Beautiful Mind scribbled all over it. The millions of folks endlessly more qualified to actually make a movie would no doubt peer into our process and think of an ape learning to use a fork and knife for the first time. Say what you will about the creation of the movie, but the album on which the film is based, now mixed and mastered, is, in my estimation, the finest work I have ever been involved with. A release date, album details and first song are all coming next week.
However disjointed (and technically “incorrect?”) the process may be, it’s swallowing up all of my time. Sadly, it has become evident that I will be forced to break my streak of releasing a new novel every year. Once shooting is wrapped up and I dump all the hard work into Peter Rollo’s lap, I’ll be able to power through the first book in what will be the trilogy of Cannibals novels—easily the strangest of all my books thus far. Book one will definitely be released in 2013, hopefully in the first quarter.