In anticipation of the release of his new novel "Under the Dome," there's an interesting post over on StephenKing.Com wherein he talks about the various iterations the novel has gone through. Apparently, he essentially abandoned the thing years ago -- even lost it once or twice -- before coming back to it.
Perhaps of most interest to us writers is a downloadable .PDF of the first few early chapters, back when it was known as "The Cannibals." Seeing his own edits and crossouts is quite fascinating, not to mention the nostalgia those of us of a certain age get when seeing anything typewritten.
If interested, check it out here. The downloadable .PDF is available on the bottom of the screen, just above the blank comments field.
And stay tuned to this space, where I'll soon be sharing my own somewhat embarassing encounter with the Master of Horror himself. Though I do feel I'm getting closer . . . I'm just not ready to talk about it yet. Soon, though.