Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Of Myth and Majesty...

Being a writer for most of my life, I handily admit that mythology has interested me almost more than any other subject. There's so many Gods and Goddesses that I find it perplexing to narrow it down to which ones I've taken a virtual obsession with. But, if I was to be pressed on which one was my absolute favorite and which one I would could easily spend the rest of my life praising, it would be the Ancient Grecian Queen of the Gods, Hera. I can't remember when my fascination with Hera began but I've always considered her the most fair and beautiful of all the Gods. So beautiful I consider Hera, I would find it impossible to find any semblance of her beauty with any and all of human women. It's this undying fascination that propels me to one day visit Greece and give homage at one of the many temples there that honored her. It's also the reason why I gave her a small but commanding part in the first book of the 'Goblin Tale' and why I'm sure she will be in the books that follow!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Going to start part 2 of 'The Goblin Tale'

It's only been two weeks and two days since I've completed my third novella and yet again the demon of ambition has again crossed my path. I have decided to work on the second part of my dark fantasy series 'The Goblin Tale'. The series follows Gnellroth the Goblin in his quest for primordial glory. Several recurring characters will also be having appearances including: Mullaek the Mystic, Tundra the Witch, and the Dark Goddess Hecate. I really can't say as of now how many stories the series will consist of, as always my books take on a life of their own each and every time I start a new project. Yet, the excitement of keeping the creative process going is ecstatic!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

R.I.P George Romero and Martin Landau

It's only been a few days since two icons in the Horror film genre passed away. George Romero and Martin Landau were both giants in a genre that is almost always plagued by oblivion. Looking around at the greats that are left, I am regretful to declare that there aren't too many of them. It makes me feel fortunate that I grew up in the 80's when Horror movies were based more on style and substance than sheer volume and repetition. I sometimes contemplate if my beloved genre will ever make a comeback and if such timeless legends of the past, there are so many of them, can ever truly be replaced.
Which brings me to another subject altogether; time. One truly has no idea of the time allotted them in this life. So, with that in mind, I feel it is best to always strive for the completion of one's aspirations. I honestly can't imagine a deeper Hell than striving one's whole life to achieve just that and still remaining in the confines of an unending obscurity. Maybe one doesn't exist.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Third Novella Complete!

I'm extremely excited to declare that after three months and five days, my third novella 'The Honors Amongst Vermin' is finally complete. Only those who have dedicated their life to the concepts of passion and creation could possibly understand the level of ecstasy I currently feel. Within the past five years I have completed three novellas, four novels, and five short stories and I must say that each of those projects was truly a blessing in disguise. I'm very grateful that after each projected completed that I kept busy with new ideas and adding new elements to my beloved genre. So, now the question begs, as it always does after each completed goal, 'What happens now?' and just as each time before, I can't really provide an answer. Perhaps one shall be provided for me.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2/3 complete with new novella!

It's almost been three months to the day and I'm happy to say that I'm almost 2/3 complete with my new novella 'The Honors Amongst Vermin'. I am very pleased with the level of consistency I've had with this work. One really never knows any twists or turns life has in store for you when you decide to begin a story, any kind of story. So, when you're focus is as unwavering as your passion, you become extraordinarily grateful. When I take a look at the last three novellas' I have completed, in theme they couldn't be more different from each other. Yet, in the process of writing them, they couldn't be more similar. Once the signature concept is grasped, they all seem to take on a life of their own. And quite honestly, I couldn't be more excited for such a process!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Almost 20,000 views on my blog!

I am pleased to say that I have almost reached 20,000 views on this blog!! I remember like it was yesterday when I started this blog to spread the word of my deepest passion; Gothic Horror Literature. For those of you who have contributed to this spectacular number of views, words fail to deliver the level of elation you have given me. I can only hope that together we can double, if not triple the number within a short time and spread the gospel of horror throughout the chasm's of eternity forever! Today makes approximately 17 years two months and four days that I have been living by my quest and with your support I expect to double that time with the greatest of ease! Hail Horrors now and Forever!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Becoming your own driving force

A long time ago I read an article that I found rather disappointing and enlightening at the same time. It was about a woman who had written a novel and because she had generated very little interest in it, she then decided to not only bury her whole career as a writer but also to bury her novel as well. What I found so interesting about the article is that it summed up the levels of both persistence and attention span of most people. I feel that writing, like everything else, is essentially a trial by error process. So, with that in mind, if you don't find immediate results in your work, you have to become the necessary driving force behind it. I, myself, have been involved with this process for over sixteen years and while the results are currently less than I prefer, I believe the process itself has been extremely rewarding in it's own way. There is definitely a certain magic to the creative process, a magic that those who are not associated with it could possibly understand. It's that magic that continues my journey as a writer. And one day who knows, maybe my works will be an influential factor in someone else who chooses the same path.