King “finds” and rewrites the manuscript of Blaze before it is published as a Richard Bachman novel. The crime story follows a mentally handicapped small-time con artist named Blaze who kidnaps a baby that he then begins to accidentally bond with.
This is another Bachman novel which he recently rediscovered. The original manuscript of Blaze was 173 pages long and was written in 1973. He has rewritten the first 100 pages. A lot of it needed editing to make it more timely since the 1973 references no longer worked. He’s hoping to get it done by the end of the year. No publication deal has been signed, but he’s sure there will be one.