Sunday, February 18, 2018

Messages from beyond

It seems like only yesterday when I recollect the time I went to an abandoned house equipped with a Ouija board, looking for messages from beyond. Most of the inquiries I had, had to do with the direction of my writing career and though I wasn't totally satisfied with the level of information I received, it was adequate no doubt. The one instance that stands out is when I asked which of my books was going to be the most popular. As my hands were on the Obelisk, it began with the letter 'B'. Since I have two books that began with that letter, I was rather excited but my expectations were sullied when instead of the book I conceived to be the desirable one was overlooked. As the name of my other book was spelled out, I found myself in a way not at all surprised, since I've had a connection to the Occult from the beginning of my writing career. Yet that, like so many other instances to me, is simply another example that there are forces at work which I cannot explain nor do I care to. Perhaps, the main question to be asked is not whether I 'make it' or not but rather when all of my aspirations come to light. And in that sense, I'm extremely thankful. For such a process goes far beyond any sour tongue from critics, and passes completely from the concept of obscurity. It would be very interesting to know whether other writers feel the same way about their own work.

Monday, February 12, 2018

No time limit for passion

I feel that true passion is the most effective force of motivation. It moves one passed hopelessness, desperation, exhaustion, and lack of purpose. To me, it truly is the difference between the very select few that achieve anything and the multitudes of the obscure. But even I must admit that even passion has one set back: There truly is no time limit to it. While I have seen some artists gain fast-tracked success, it takes others sometimes decades before they're even noticed. It is for those persistent souls that I salute dearly. I know there are many out there who probably have been trekking along with whatever aspirations they feel aligned to for who knows how long and haven't lost focus nor conviction. For such souls, I wonder what their definition of success would be, if it would be anything at all like what they thought it would be when they started such an endeavor. And, if they do ever achieve it, would they savor it like the forbidden fruit, or feel it extremely over rated? I definitely know what my answer would be to such an inquiry.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

E'ferries once again!

Behold, through the cracks of pitch darkness and transgression shall one of my old characters reveal himself again in my new story. The demon E'ferries hasn't been seen since my second novella 'Further Passage', and to say he is eager to make yet another appearance is an understatement. With him, I shall bring his signature penchant for sadism and suffering and shall add several connections to other scenarios he has partaken in. While the story itself is rather in it's initial stages, the addition of such a character was one of much urgency indeed. No other could fit the role so well of Antagonist. And, usually with the demon, no one really can compete with the amount of such
exuberance!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

New story to be started soon!

The demon inside me again has taken root of my imagination and forced my pen to paper. I have the usual images flooding my restless mind and when that happens, the only way to aspire peace is to heed it's bidding. The next story I'm going to work on is going to based on the mythologies of the 'Devil's Bible' the Codex Gigas. It's a mythology I've been interested in for some time, so naturally I should try my hand at a fable in it's honor. The title of this new project is going to be "The Book of Shadows'.

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Goblin Tale part 2 is Complete!!

Alas, after roughly five months and three weeks I have done it again! Today I completed part two of my dark fantasy series, 'The Goblin Tale: A Rebellion in Fairyland'. I must say that this story went pretty smooth considering that I had absolutely no direction as to plot development or anything in between. I know my stories have a habit of basically writing themselves but this was ridiculous. It was almost like the story was possessed! I am absolutely elated with the final result and, I must say, when I re-read the story start to finish, to say that it all fits together is an understatement! For now, as always when I finish one of my works, I have no idea what comes next but there is always another project be it a short story, novella, novel, article or anything. Idle time is the Devil's handy work!!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Using different viewpoints and plot twists

The use of plot twists in some of my works sometimes happens by coincidence. It's not always something that I plan to use. Rarely, there can be more than one viewpoint narrative which can take different characters different places. I feel that as long as all of the narratives involved contribute to a magnificent tale, then it shouldn't really matter. It's especially true with the current story I'm working on now. I'm actually surprised at how many viewpoints take shape but they all seem to coalesce quite nicely. In truth, this project is my take on creating the epitome of a masterpiece in regards to the structure of the classic fairy tale. I never really thought I would be able to complete the first one the way I did, much less another one as well! And, when all is
said and done, A third part is also creeping rather deeply into my subconscious.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2/3 done with second part of the "Goblin Tale"

After four months, three weeks and one day I am to pleased to see that the second part of my dark fantasy series is roughly 2/3 complete. I am astounded at the progress I have made considering that the first part of the series took twice as long. This is actually my first sequel and I was most pleased with the level of violence and the themes involved. I am also extremely please with my use of Elemental mythology, mainly borrowing from several tales of folklore to add to the story's narrative. I have used inspirations from Medieval and Ancient Greek mythologies and, in my honest opinion, they blended extremely well.
If all goes as smoothly as it has been, I should have this story completed in less than one months time!