(Limited edition cover, art by Ben Templesmith and design by John Coulthart, and still available from Wyrm Publishing)
In cleaning up my computer and getting ready for all kinds of efforts for Finch, the last novel in the Ambergris Cycle, I came across my document of notes and research for Shriek: An Afterword, the previous Ambergris novel. I wrote these notes initially on scraps of paper and created the document to house each note in the appropriate section, as a bulletpoint item, so I wouldn’t lose any of them. At the time, I was on the road a lot for my day job and I didn’t have energy to write whole scenes or sections. All I could do is scribble down little inspirations as I had them. By that time, I had probably 150 pages of rough draft, so a lot of this constituted layering or material for the last two-thirds of the novel.
I’m posting it here just as a kind of public archiving. It contains massive spoilers, so if you haven’t read the novel and want to, you’ve been warned. I’m too lazy to change the hierarchy, which got a little scrambled in the cut-and-paste, but the squares are one level lower than the bulletpoints. To most of you, this will no doubt be boring as hell, but it’s a supplement to this previous post.