At long last I’m finally returning to committed work on what I have codenamed Project: Blood-Borne. That’s the umbrella codename for a long-gestating trilogy of novels I initially conceived just days before Halloween in 2009. Yeah, I know, that was a long ass time ago (jaysis, nearly 6 years), but I…I can explain. Actually, the one true, legitimate excuse is simply I was not quite the writer and visionary I needed to be yet to fully take on this huge world I’ve created. When I finally decided to do my own little take on vampires, I knew I couldn’t do so without deliberately taking a stark departure from all (or at least most) of what had come before. That required a bit of research of both vampire fiction and nonfiction. So my particular conception, complex as it is, needed to marinate while I continued to ponder the cast of characters, their roles and motivations, and all the nooks and crannies I needed to successfully navigate the saga when ready. I thought that time was going to be last summer, but upon more pondering I made major changes to the narrative approach that required additional time to simmer. I’m ready now. Finally.
Although Operation: Remember Me is only half wrapped up, I’m sticking with my plan to resume chapter work at the top of this post-Independence Day week. It begins tonight. In a separate post later, probably tomorrow, I will reveal some details about the trilogy.
Please wish me the best of luck on navigating the turbulent waters of novel writing while working a day job, raising a family and playing in a band.