Tuesday, November 20, 2012

still trucking

Hey there, internet neighbors! Happy Thanksgiving week if you live in the US! I hope everyone has a chance to spend quality time with the family.

I thought I'd pop in and see what's going on. I'm still working on the Nanowrimo project. I'm at about 24000 words, which probably sounds like a lot, but I'm significantly behind where I should be at this time. In order to hit the official goal of 50,000 words by the end of the month, I would have to write over 2000 words a day. I could probably do it if I didn't work the day job, but alas...

I should still finish the rough draft by the end of the month because it's actually pretty short, relatively speaking. I probably have a good 10,000 words left and es finito. I will have to go back and expand some scenes from the beginning of the book because I moved through them so very quickly. That's what happens when we rush, kids.

So, what’s it about? Let's see. It's the sequel to What The Dead Fear. We have Juniper and Cricket in Limbo, Gareth too, of course. They discover some strange goings on in the borderland. Someone has decided that God has Heaven, Lucifer has Hell and they should have Limbo for their own. Shenanigans ensue.

This story delves further into the whole guardian/minion mythology and the nature of Limbo, etc. I think that's the way to go when you write paranormal fiction sequels, if you want to keep things fresh. Dig deeper into the ideas.

The book has some aspects in common with Babylon Dragon, not so much in story as ideas. They both take place in the afterlife, although this new book involves Limbo instead of Purgatory. They have ways of viewing and interacting with the mortal world. The guardians are a bit like the Crydh, but considerably more mellow. 

1 comment:

  1. I first read What the Dead Fear when it came out and fell in love with it. I have hoped for a sequel ever since. I'll have to look through your writing to see if you ever published this writing.

    Not sure if you still run this blog or if you'll get this but your writing is fantastic!


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