Years ago I brought a ghost story to Tor but it was rejected, I was a little disappointed but had more than enough on my plate that it wasn't a crushing blow at all. I shared the idea with Mike Mignola who really seemed to like it so I've been holding on to it and refining it since. With a number of books floating around as pitches maybe I'll finally unearth this concept as a self published book. My experience at Tor made me suspect it's too strange to properly market. And like I mentioned in my last post, Marrowbones showed me that having a self published book can make the whole business of being a cartoonist more viable, when combined with traditional publishing.
In family news, Henry turns 4 next month. We are planning a birthday trip to the pumpkin patch. How much fun is that?