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.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Different approach for new story

My new story takes yet again an approach that differs from any of my previous works in the sense that each of the four main characters involved delve into their own narrative. So, I must develop each of their personalities just as astutely as I would if only one character was involved. Each of the characters represents an aspect of society that I, myself, find somewhat reprehensible. You have a Mercenary who answers only to the rich and powerful, A political statesman who has an high degree of legal leverage simply as result of his station, A Bishop who is in essence an extreme hedonist, and a shady Count who is involved in every sort of shadow-like intrigue. I must say that given the time that I have worked on it, my new story is coming along quite fruitfully. And, as usual, though I have no idea what direction this story will take, I am extremely interested in finding out.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fascination with 'Libertines'

As is usual in every one of my works, I'm reading up on several historical concepts and figures to provide imagery that fits well in my story's narrative. Because my work deals heavily with sexual sadism, corruption, and aristocracy I am rediscovering several past figures that fancied themselves as 'Libertines'. A Libertine is someone who in unrestrained by sexual and societal taboos and lives a life of indulgence and excess. One of the most famous Libertines that ever lived is the Marquis DeSade and it is his work that has heavily influenced my decision to write this particular story. Other famous Libertines include The American Statesman Benjamin Franklin, English Black Magician Aleister Crowley, and famed adventurer Lord Byron. I must admit that the more I study such individuals the narrative of their lifestyles and philosophies, the more mesmerized I become. It's almost as if they are a breed completely foreign to most mere humans and transcend any form of social constraint. Whether morally right or wrong, one cannot deny the fascinations associated with the likes of them.

Monday, April 3, 2017

A new story to be made!

As I'm finishing typing out my second novella, the familiar imagery present before every one of my works has again come. I didn't expect it so soon after completing a story but none-the-less, its something worth paying attention to. My next story is going to shift a focus from demons and ghouls to the most vile villains in all of history; namely human beings. For it is my exact opinion that people have by far committed the very worst sorts of crimes so it is only natural for me to start paying that fact a little credence.
Because the story is only in it's brooding stages, I expect a lot of changes to be made in regards to the outcome of it as a whole. But, I'm expecting this particular story to be one of my most ambitious. I've decided to name it 'Honors Among Vermin'.