From a creative standpoint, something has been eating at me for quite a while. Don’t get me wrong, I love my stories and characters, but most of them have been dark fiction works and very heavy on action sequences. The comedy aspect of them has been fun as well. Still, I feel as though I’m needing to travel down a ‘different’ path for a bit. Maybe just once…
Tonight, I began outlining my newest work titled ‘The Screaming Of The Trees’. Written in the first person, it will center completely on the main character, his surroundings, and whatever darkness lies within his own head. I want to scare YOU. Hell, I want to scare myself! Think of it as The Catcher In The Rye taking place within the walls of a haunted house.
I won’t give too much away because, as of this moment, I don’t know much about it myself. I have a main character, a setting, and a purpose. I’ll go wherever my mood takes me as I write rather than outline the entire novel before starting.
To prepare, I’m going to spend a few nights in the deepest woods I can find. I want to bring forth those old feelings of fear and isolation I used to get during my early days as a paranormal investigator. My only requirements at this point are the darkness, cold, and complete isolation. I want those emotions to translate onto paper in a way that the reader will be able to feel them as well.
I will get to writing Home Sweet Home and Rekindled when I feel the time is right. As of this moment, I think this is where I need to be and what I need to be doing. So, as soon as Extinguished gets published, I’m going to change into something a little more comfortable/terrifying. This is where the fun begins. I’m getting a little scared just thinking about it. Feels good.