Introducing my new book!

Without anymore introduction I give you my newest venture. Firstly you are reading an account of the narrator. Then below is a slight blurby type preview, just writing this has got me all kinds of excited. it has taken many years for me to pluck up any courage to begin writing this project. Hope you like how it sounds.

“Most of the time you don’t get to choose where you are placed in the social eco system that is high school. For me I spend most days with my head down and even that’s a struggle. We all know being a teenager is hard, but when you’re thrown together with a thousand plus kids. All going through the same stuff but at different stages, consider that hell. I guess people deal with it in different ways.

Not that I’m saying my story is any different up until that point. But that’s where it gets interesting. The real horror in my story isn’t the struggle to fit in or having to endure the crap that goes with being a high school student. What if the horror of high school was something completely unexpected?

You see that’s where my story really differs. Yeah we have all seen the high school horror or slasher. It’s been done so many times the whole genre is just cliché. We all know the rules. But my story changes that. From a distance you will see the usual signs that lead to the ordinary ‘popcorn thriller’

This is all because I account these events being very much aware of the genre.”

 

Luke Harper has a vision in the form of a dream. Or is it a nightmare? The lights go out and he got the girl but then things go south pretty fast. The school he goes to is preparing to open its doors for their annual open evening.

A mysterious man arrives in town. The local sheriff department want to speak to him.

Teachers acting strange. Something in this whole town is really off.

The lights then go out.

“If I can see you, they can see you.”

Luke and an unlikely team must fight for their lives as they try to survive.

 

Open Evening

 

 

Coming soon.

 

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A change is as good as a rest… right?

 

As the past week unfolded I delved deep into the narrative of my newest writing project. I had an energy not felt since, at least a few years anyway. It felt good to change. To be truthful things were stuck on a loop before. It was becoming destructive and I no longer liked working on the Clark Thorn books.

Although this isn’t the last of that robot crime fighting world it is certainly on hold for now. That is at least until I know this next project will actually confirm itself. By that I mean being able to pull this off. From the start I couldn’t really see a means of ending (to this new book). But during an average day spent in deep thought the story has an ending pretty far off on the horizon. My books find their means.

To write you have to at least enjoy the craft. That was something I just fell short of with Clark Thorn, recently anyway. Before August I spent much time editing and putting that book ‘right’. After I just felt deflated, because I would have to send it out again, to be rejected again.

Not that I am giving up, things are just taking a more logical route now. Last week I talked about self-publishing this new project. Something I have no problem doing, my attachment to this job is to simply get one foot on the ladder of publishing city. Doing so there would be a professional edit and uploading to amazon. Maybe even a print on demand service. But that’s tomorrow, today I am drafting something completely new and if it works this could be the beginning of good things.

What is this book all about?

Soon my loyal followers you will be treated to a title and perhaps some kind of blurb. I’m keeping this story firmly under wraps. There won’t be a free sample just yet if not ever. The more you give away the less people discover.

But I will say this, my material came from something I wrote over ten years ago on about 5 sheets of lined A4. As I read the scrawled writing it came apparent that I was on to something. Hell there even included a drawing.

My style and approach to this title is to make the reader aware that the narrator knows of the genre and its cliche. Trying to turn the genre or genre busting is something I hope to achieve here because in this day an age originality is a hard thing to find. Delivering this story in that way is my spin on giving this title originality.

We have all been through a stage in our life we would rather forget. Sometimes the horrors of life are something we battle every day, but then again what if the horrors of life were something completely unexpected. It is on that premise my latest offering will be written.

 

Time to write a new book, time for things to change….

Being on holiday can be great, the relaxion, the zero pressure and of course sleep. Don forget the sun and food with lashings of alcohol. Good times with good company. But during that time I thought long and hard about my future in writing and where it is going.

been away

Yesterday I put out the above tweet. It is coming to the point where I am keeping my evolution behind in terms of writing, going over the same book, again and again. Clark Thorn and the Warrior project will very soon be at its best. By that I mean the best I could possibly do. There is nothing more I could do to it.

Yet my campaigns for publication have left without anything to answer for, this is after throwing everything including the kitchen sink at my efforts. Maybe there isn’t a market yet for the type of book I want the world to read, maybe agents wont take the risk on that book with a writer like me. I could sit in a room forever and try to theorise, but that wouldn’t be forward thinking.

My next resort would be to consider self-publication, something I think will explode into a ball of flames. The thorn legacy series spans 6 books, if the first one fails then how the hell will books 2 onwards shine? They wont and they are too precious for me to waste over figuring out how to self publish a book that will sell twenty five copies.

Right now I’m done thinking about those implications. It’s time to try a new tactic. Write something new…

 But before you ask, I have a plan, I always have a plan. Thinking about something has become a profession of mine, before any decision I make, I sleep on it, then sleep on it again.

I have no plan to delete the Thorn legacy from my life, they are my books and they always will be. But to bring something else to the table, a new story, something stand alone and different. Some distance from the sci fi genre, something an agent would want to sell, a story I would have no issue with trying to self-publish.  A book with less attachment and baggage, something I can treat like a job. Write, edit, self publish, done.  Then at least I would have some kind of arrival on the writing scene.

My thoughts are starting to spider web over how this book will work and what will happen. That’s good and it’s creative, my inner conscience wants this to happen. But on the other side of proceedings I have my completed book that is the best it can possibly be. The next few weeks will consist of planning and editing. Clark Thorn will once again get sent out to the masses, hopefully this time I will hit the target, but if not a new book will rise.

What will this book be you ask? A synopsis will arrive soon on either here, FB or land of the tweets. It is something I had a vision of writing some years ago. Yesterday I delved into the hand written archives and took out a 6 or seven page introduction of a story I wrote when I was around 14 or 15. Hopefully the content of it and what I have in my head can carry enough weight to create a decent book. Like always, we can just hope…

 

You can’t play the same game over and over again, something has to change.