Monday, April 8, 2013

Edits Edits Everywhere! Dark Whispers. & Peace of Mind…(Revisited)…

So here we are; really close to finally getting the first book in the ‘Bloodline’ series
‘Bloodline - The Birth of the Vampir’
polished off and sent back to the publisher once and for all. 

(Yep, believe it or not, there were actually a few requested edits)

This is getting to be positively nerve-racking!

What was it Owen Wilson’s character said in the movie 'Armageddon'?.. 
Something to the effect of: "I'm not sure if I'm 49% scared and 51% excited, or 49% excited and 51% scared... I'm so confused!"
Yep... that pretty much sums it up for me.
But I feel safe in saying that the excitement is seriously outweighing the fear at this juncture.

Speaking of excitement; we’ve poured several months’ worth of research into the history and mythology behind these stories, and... hmmmmm…
Okay... I have to deviate here for a moment and provide a little backstory –

A few years ago, I had this crazy idea for a little vampire story called ‘Nights of The Round Table’... yeah I know, a corny play on words, but it sounded good at the time… and it revolved around the legend of the first and only vampire to be knighted by King Arthur.  Who knows, maybe one day I’ll still do something with that story…  I know, I’m a dork, but anyway…   
That evening I called Shaun McGinnis, my business partner, and now writing partner as well, and shared my thoughts.
Three hours later, the ‘Bloodline’ series had been born… fleshed out from beginning to end.

As I said earlier, since that fateful evening, hours upon hours of research have been conducted, and countless spirited conversations have taken place that have ultimately shaped our characters destinies, and dictated the impending course of the story…

And of course, all of that was said to simply say this:

I am sometimes still amazed when Shaun and I break new ground in the story, and build upon an already rock-solid foundation… sharing another one of those serendipitous conversations which we both realize is a new and necessary turning point in an already richly twisting tale. 

We are boldly, and confidently forging forward, deep into the mythology of one of the fictional world’s most beloved and equally feared inhabitants, and retelling it as it has never been told before. 
Consider it the ultimate reboot. 
More to come on that subject as I’m able to share…

Since my last entry, a  very talented group of authors and I have founded "Dark Whispers - The Dark Hall Writers Fan Group".   
Please take a moment (if you have not already done so) to join us there, and show these authors some love!  There are some great books being represented there that you've probably not yet heard of... particularly if you love the Horror Genre.

**I made a statement in my last blog which I wish to revisit, and perhaps re-state:
I said:  "…while I do understand that money doesn't buy happiness (yes, so sorry, it’s true), it can buy peace-of-mind… and that’s what I dream of… peace of mind…"
I received more than a few comments with regards to that phrase, and it’s surprising how many unique definitions of happiness there are floating around… J  But one comment made particular sense:
"If Peace of Mind is what you truly seek, and Money can provide that Peace of Mind, then isn't Money, in effect buying Happiness"?
So if:
Money = Peace of Mind
Peace of Mind = Happiness
Money = Happiness!

Well I’ll be darned… 
I was wrong…

Or of course you can just go with my seven-year-old daughter's philosophy:

Until next time!


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