I must admit, my novel isn't going to be like the rest of my past works. The differences are not only going to be in terms of length, but also of theme. You see, I write what I like to call 'Elemental Horror'. Essentially, that means I take all of the different facets of Horror from Gothic to Gore, Satanic, Erotic, and so on. One highly overlooked aspect of Horror is the theme of Sadness, or the tragedy, if you will. It carries with it the other side of Horror with themes such as emptiness, loss, pain, and such. Writers such as Sylvia Plath touched on the subject. In my novel, there wont be any Magic Rituals or mass slayings. But, there will be other topics keen to Horror such as Mental Illness, Automatic Writing, and, of course, the theme of Melancholy. I'm giving myself a deadline of 8 months. I don't know if I'm going to attempt other Novels after this one, I guess it all depends on how much I enjoy myself while writing it.
I'm excited to say that I'm actually starting my first(and probably last) full length novel. Titled 'The Road to Nowhere', It's a story concept that I haven't been able to get out of my head for a long time now. I feel that when the universe gives you a certain nudge, you have to act on it or else you risk not living up to your fullest potential. I've never actually done this before because, as you know, I prefer writing short stories. There's always the risk that you, as a writer, will lose the audiences attention if you drag a story out further than it's supposed to go. So, I don't know what to expect from this particular story. Hopefully, all goes well.
So far, so good. 2013 has started pretty well for me. I was informed recently that another one of the articles I submitted to the San Diego Reader is going to be published. I also finished a couple more and submitted them as well. I've been getting a lot done with my new story 'The Loss of Heaven' as well. Me being the way I am, I do enjoy being as productive as can be. Time is the one resource you can never replace. Speaking of which, I wonder when I'm going to spend some time prowling cemeteries. It's been quite a while and I must say, it's one of my favorite past times. I also have my mind thoroughly set on the Occult. No matter how much time I spend studying it, I always want to increase my abilities as far as it's concerned.
I am a horror fanatic as well as a writer. I consider my contemporary peers tame by my standards and hopefully one day, my works will set the standard! I have completed 31 short stories and have published 3 books of short stories. I have completed 3 novels, 3 novellas, and am currently working on a dark fantasy series. I write what I consider 'Elemental' Horror, borrowing from genre's such as Gothic, Gore, the traditional ghost story, and the Occult. Hail Horrors!!