And the mailbox revealed: “Stand and Deliver: Tales of Irish Highwaymen.” No Plunkett and Macleane, though.
Still trying to decide whether or not to cut the scene where Will Barber explains to Phillipe about the Amantia del Mar. Watch for it in the excerpts. If it shows up there, you’ll know it’s cut. (Not all of the excerpts are cut scenes, btw, just some.) I liked that scene, but, ever more, I like the scene where Captain Delacort tells Phillipe bits of it, while, at the same time, Lady Winterbrook has told the full story complete with behind the scenes details to Derian.
I am a bit worried about publishers seeing this book and saying, “Another pirate book. Isn’t funny how people all seem to write books in the genre of the latest hot movie?” Meanwhile, my book, which was begun 3 years prior to Pirates of the Carribean, gets tossed into the recycling bin.
Ah well, not so many pirate movies feature highwaymen and storm wraiths in a baroque setting, so maybe, just maybe, everything will be all right…oh, and fights with werewolves and vampires.