Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Forward from 'A Twisted Soul and Love Divine'


The following is the forward from my second novel "A Twisted Soul and Love Divine"

'The subject matter for this particular story, my second novel to be exact, carried with it a certain complexity.
It is my own belief that the concept of love is simply a human idealism, born from noble intention and usually ending up a hopeless tragedy. Being a horror desciple my whole life, it would make sense that, since the master writers of old have always resorted to them(Love Stories), that I would at the very least try my hand at one. In the process I discovered that love, indeed, bodes well with the gothic narrative.'

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Historical Relevance

I feel that the truth is stranger than fiction. That maybe the reason that so many of my works revolve around actual historical events. Preparing for my third Novel, I'm doing all the historical research I can. The more research I do, the more excited I get around the story line. For instance, I had very little knowledge that the religious order the Knights Templar may, or may not, have been involved in the worship of a idol dubbed dubious by the church. The idol in question, Baphomet, is the driving idea behind the novel. This, and a host of other instances throughout history captures my attention like nothing else in the modern world. I'm also researching sacrificial practices by the Aztecs and the obscure rites of many elitist groups, such as the free masons.I have to say that in a strange way I'm very thankful for such morbid historical facts. I mean, without them I would have nothing to write about.
   

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A third novel?

Again, the demon has come. Filling my mind with its morbid imagery and not letting me have a moments peace until I heed its malevolent call. It never fails. No matter how many stories or novels I complete, the inevitable is always close behind. A flashing picture from the back of my consciousness invades my serenity and commands me to put pen to paper, the only way I write my rough drafts by the way. And then, a host of other elements are put to use. Music, incense, wine, and possession! The next project I'll be working is my third novel. Titled 'Homage to Baphomet', it revolves around certain mythology involving the Knights Templar and many Elitist Occult groups. Indeed it is strange how such subject matter attracts itself to me, but never-the-less I embrace it. My first novel took me three months to the day to complete. My second one took me seven. I honestly wonder how long this one will take.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Love of Music

Usually I don't like to stray from the subject of Horror literature and all other macabre things between, but on certain occasions I tend to explore other avenues that make me no less than who I really am. The subject of Music is rather a particular one for me because I am so absolutely selective when regarding it. Not just any type of music will do. It has to fit a certain criteria, if you will. I have to feel that a certain standard of excellence was adhered to as it was being composed. When I see the vast majority of music that is promoted today, I just shake my head and become even more grateful for the musical masterpieces of the past. When considering genre's, Nothing quite moves me like Heavy Metal Be it Power, Speed, Black, 80's, Gothic, or any other, I just can't seem to get enough of it. When I was roughly about ten years old, I was fortunate enough to see the video for the Judas Priest song 'A Touch of Evil' in the days when MTV actually played decent music and the second I did, I was hooked. I knew right then and there that I needed that style of music in the same fashion a heroin addict needed their fix. In the decades that have followed that memorable night, I have discovered so many wondrous and fascinating songs, I couldn't imagine life without them! I also have an affinity for other style's of music, as well. For instance, I am a fan of Loreena Mckennett, I find her folk style music entrancing and at the same time hauntingly beautiful. Classical, Egyptian, Spanish Flamenco, Somber piano themes, and others also catch my fancy. Melody has to be a key component in anything I listen to and just as I hold myself to a high caliber standard while I complete my writings, the same rings true for any music I choose to appreciate.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Novels, or short stories?

It happens to everyone, I guess. The day that comes when you must decide which course of action you truly want to take as far as your life is concerned. For me, Its not a question of whether or not to continue writing. There's no doubt that I will carry on that trade until I perish. Yet, I have been tugging at the thoughts of returning to my roots as a short story writer, or becoming a full time novelist. As I have had a bit of luck with novels, I couldn't blame myself to pursue that path, yet some of my most malevolent material has come in the form of short stories. Kind of a tricky dilemma. Since completing my second novel I have not been able to come to a conclusion. Perhaps I shall leave reason to the hell fires and write them both as I see fit.
   

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Precious Resource of Time

It's been a month since I completed my second Novel 'A Twisted Soul and Love Divine' and in that time I must admit I haven't done nearly as much with regards to it as I would have preferred. It's frustrating to think that time is truly the only resource that cannot be replaced. With that in mind, I try to spend my time as productively as I can and I get rather perplexed when I feel like I'm wasting it. There's also a lack of direction in what I plan to do with my both of my novels. I have decided to send my manuscripts to larger publishing firms, you know the saying: In order to achieve big things, we must think big. Which firms I'm going to send them to, I have not decided yet.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Value of copyrighting

Now that I have my second novel completed, now comes the necessary steps in copyrighting, publishing, and finally marketing it. I cannot stress enough how important it is for any author to copyright their work. No matter how well the intentions of the rest of the world seem, no one can afford to let their guard down. How loathsome anyone would feel if they worked strenuously for months, even years, only to send their work out without it being copyrighted and have it be claimed by some dubious source as its own. The only way to authentically prove that a writer's work is actually their own is to copyright. That way, if someone does try to make a false claim, leverage will favor the original creator. While it is unfortunate that we must all have to consider such realities, especially in the literature world, it is a definite necessity.