December 31st, 1969
I can never remember passwords. Have too many. Don't we all? The book has taken a lot of twists and turns since I started it. Originally it was a spin off from Nil: A Land Beyond Belief, which had two demon homicide detectives. They were going to bring revolutionary memes back to Hell and bring about Satan's downfall, but I was advised this was too complicated. Demon detectives is one jump, revolution another, so I cut the detective angle. Kept the basic character design for Balthazar, one of the detectives. Course, the extended development time (3 years) has resulted in the story changing more during the process than anything else I've done. At one point it was about a demon sheppard teaming up with a young woman unjustly damned. Together they would overthrow Satan. Dropped that as it would complicate the already complicated, and momentum was already building in another, more obscure and less pop direction.