Silent All This Year
This year hasn’t turned out the way I wanted. I started with the hope of publishing Psychopomp and a couple of novellas. Obviously this didn’t happen. I worked hard on Psychopomp, trying to get the novel into shape. But no matter how hard I tried, it just didn’t work. The same old problems kept popping up. It’s a huge mess of a story, with a ton of different elements. None of them ever came together in a satisfactory manner. I decided to scrap the novel back in May.
Over the past five months, I haven’t been able to sustain anything for more than a few pages. I inevitably lost focus and bounced to another story, or screenplay. Every month it seemed like I was working on something different. I’d add a few thousand words, only to move on to something else. Just total frustration. Complete failure as a writer.
Then I discovered Billy Rezneck.
Billy likes to play with dead things. Thinking about Billy, I started to get excited about his story. Since it was late in October, I decided to put off writing about him. NaNoWriMo was just around the corner. Maybe between the fresh unknown of Billy and the rigid schedule of the challenge, I could finish something.
November started, and I began work on Necroshine.
That was 25,000 plus words ago.
I don’t know if this thing is publishable. It contains some of the most graphic stuff I’ve ever written. Explicit scenes of necrophilia, hardcore sex and ridiculous gore. But to be honest, I don’t care. I think the biggest problem I’ve had all year has been pressure. Worrying about publishing what I’m writing has made me second guess every decision, no matter how small. Necroshine is pure id. Every creative impulse I have just spilled out on the page. Will it ever see print? Who knows. I’m just happy that I might actually finish this thing. For now, that’s enough.
I hope this one works out for you. It looks like fun so far.
Do you mean to tell me you’ve been holding back this wee gem because of a case of nerves? Humph, I declare! Publish already, I’ve been needing something new from you since Extreme Haunt. Mind you i’m also waiting on a certain werewolf biker gang too. I don’t suppose there are any stray thoughts of revisiting the world of Live Undead floating about your head…?
Thank you for your support.
I have a completed novelette I’ll publish in the next month or so. It’s a monster on the loose story. I have a few thoughts about continuing the Undead Chronicles, but nothing solid. I agree it’s been too long since I published something. That dry spell will come to an end soon. Hopefully there won’t be another long period of silence after it comes out.