I’ve been out of it for a while. Saying “I haven’t kept up with my writing” would be a drastic understatement; before the other night, I had not so much as glanced at the notes for my second novel in months. Life has kept me extremely busy with other things, so much so that I wound up temporarily abandoning all of my projects. After publishing Trial by Night, I more or less spent my spare time working, scrambling to keep up with housework , or staring at the TV in an exhausted haze.
Well, I finally have the time (and energy) to get back to it, which is fortunate – it’s frankly been bothering the hell out of me that I have not had the opportunity to really start getting this next story down on paper. Hopefully, the initial draft won’t take too long.
This next novel will, I surmise, take much less time to write than Trial by Night. Now that I’ve overcome the major hurdle of writing/publishing my first novel, I have something I didn’t have before: experience. I now possess a much better feel for how to write a lengthier work of fiction (prior to Trial by Night, I had only written short stories.) This experience will (I hope) help to dull some of the frustrations that cropped up during the process of writing my first novel.
So, you might be curious as to what this next novel is about. Though I’m not yet ready to reveal too much about it, I’ll just say this: my plan is to subtly merge horror and sci fi, and to toy with the interrelationship between science and spirituality.
Stay tuned for more. . .