In the Lone Silence
In the lone silence.
For a long span of time I have been absent from social media, even this blog has been put on the back burner. The truth is, I have been writing a great deal behind the scenes. Sometimes a writer has trouble promoting past published works when they are so invested in their present story. At the moment I am working on a dark sinister Gothic style novel titled 'The Master of Morton Hall.' It is the darkest story I have ever written to date. Heartache can make you write things you've never expected, and for the last few months I have been designing a character that is haunted by his past and does everything possible to run away from them. The Master of Morton Hall is admittedly deliciously evil, a man I can both loath and yet admire from afar. His resolution to ignore all propriety and morality itself makes him dangerous for both the other characters in this story, but also the reader that must observe his dark descent. The heroine, Heather Sterling, does her best to forget her criminal past life and hopes the ancient manor, Morton Hall, might give her a fresh start in life. Little does she know the evil that lives there, and the man that is determined to bring out the wretch greed and lust that lies within her.
To be perfectly frank, I am still uneasy about publishing this story. Perhaps, when I write the final chapter I will know for certain whether this is a story I want the public to read. I feel as though my pain and heartache over the last several months have been poured into the novel, and what is left is something akin to Dorian Gray staring at his devilish portrait. I will keep you updated on my latest story and the possible date when I will publish 'Far from Home: Part II.'
I have some great news to share with everyone! In the month of July I managed to finish 'Far from Home: Part II.' I have also spent a great deal of time editing my work, for the third part to this vampire series as well.
I confess most of my inspiration to finish this story was done at Dublin airport. A long time waiting at the gate for my next flight gave me ample of time to focus on the story and type the final chapter with an unexpected plot-twist.
There will be a delay to publish this story, but I should hope that 'Far from Home: Part II' be launched closer to the end of the year. Furthermore, the story 'At Peace' looks all ready to go, just need to submit the work to an editor. The date to publish this work will be pushed back too, mostly because the significant size of this novel, it will be my longest one to date.
It is important to note that this vampire series 'Far from Home' will challenge the reader to think about morality and religion. I think it will also challenge the ideas of existentialism. As per usual, I question the idea of free will and destiny in my writings, a recurring theme that I often reflect upon in me solitude. The concept of afterlife and reincarnations is also an ongoing theme in this vampire story. On a final note, I ponder upon the concepts of soulmates; the sense of belonging and that uncanny inclination of feeling at home with someone. Obviously these are heavy topics for such a short Gothic novel, but I like to put a philosophical spin to my works.
Anyways, thank you for taking the time to read this short blog. Please do not hesitate to leave a comment or reach out to me.
Have a wonderful day!
The stories we do not tell
For months I have been neglecting my writing. The truth is, there was no story to tell. I had the great privilege to fall in love and have that love be returned. I became the main character of my own story, felt the exhilarating rush of kisses and long-held cuddles. Only when I have no story to tell, when that last page to the novel flips to the left and closes that I realize how much time has past, and how happy I once was in my own love story.
They say that time will heal our wounds. I believe that this age old saying is true. I also believe that I can find solace in words, the truest friendship of a paper and a pen. What stories will come? I dare not know, but one thing is certain, I had been loved and I loved in return.
Step Back, Step Forward
As a Canadian I am prone to apologize for everything. So let me start off by apologizing for my lengthy silence. Over the past few months I have not written a single story, not even a chapter. I was battling with severe lapses of anxiety from stresses from work and other life changing events. Fortunately I am at a place where I can breathe and feel at peace with the world. So without further ado, here is my story...
Mental healthy is an important thing to discuss at work and in our everyday lives. Sometimes it is okay to take a step back and withdraw yourself from the world. Consequently, those were my exact actions over the last several months. I needed to take a break from the publishing industry, but now that the dust has settled, I think it is a good time to step back into action.
'At Peace' is still due to be published by the late summer, ideally the month of August. The second instalment of 'Far from Home' needs to be rewritten in certain sections, so I am not certain when it will be published. I am still aiming for 'Far from Home II' to be released in the year 2022. Ironically, the third instalment is already done, it is ever so patient to be released. It is by far my favourite Gothic horror type novel, so I think you will enjoy the dark descent of this new heroine.
At the moment I have no plans to publish any further books. My mind has been on hyper-speed ever since the autumn of last year, so I won't get into a "creative space" until things in my life settle down. All the same, I hope to publish many more books in the coming years, most of them belonging to the genre of romance or eerie Gothic horror novels.
I would like to end off this blog post with a special acknowledgement to the fans that have reached out to me. It touches my heart when you send me a quick message on Instagram to share your appreciation of my work or simply hitting the "like" button on Facebook. Thank you to those that left a book review on Goodreads or other book related platforms. On a final note thank you for my friends and family that have supported me during my period of instability.
Here is to a brighter future in the year 2022 and a lot more stories to come,