For those of you who also read over at The Old Dog Barks know that a tragic loss shook the very soul of this place! For those of you who possibly do not, the guy who helped build this place who went by Wes here died last Fall after a somewhat protracted illness.
If you do not think that that event took the wind out of the sails around here you never understood how close Wes and I had become. I did think seriously about quitting this altogether but, I had committed to keeping his web sites which are hosted at my place on the air. That got me eventually thinking about trying to write the stories that were crawling around in my head. That was simply where things stood until another of the people who hang around at the other place started talking about writing a story he had in his head.
After several conversations I started muttering “Well damn, I could fit that into my Universe!” So in a week or so shit is going to start moving around here again.
Ground rules are simple, I may have to change some stuff to fit the lack of a writer for the characters Wes wrote so well because I damn sure cannot. I am not going to kill anyone off as I have some faint hope that the one guy I think could write those characters might one day want to play over here! So they will just not be involved directly in the plots of the next book and sorta be in the background.
Never So Few will NOT and I repeat DAMN WELL NOT be rewritten. It like The FutureVerse will stay intact in the memory of Wes.
So hang on, the ride could get bumpy around here!