The Rules of Modern Policing is great. There's been a lot of laughter. I really appreciate the time and effort that's gone into it. I have to admit, it doesn't exactly strike me as something Gene's written as opposed to Guy Adams and Lee Thompson having a laugh, using a Gene cardboard cutout as their puppet --- but there are lots of wonderful things. Actually, I'm so glad Guy's kept it relatively balanced - it is a caricature, but there are levels, which is nice. He's a good writer, very good. And having it framed as being Chris' copy of the book leads to a lot of lovely asides.
But, I still think fandom does it better. And maybe that's why I'll never be a professional writer. Gotta appeal to the masses, not the niche.
I'm bone-weary from work. It's report writing. My kids have all turned into Nosferatu. And, yeah, even though it brings me back to a life without work, money, or security, I'm looking forward to the holidays. 3 more weeks.