Still writing

Throwback is live, I hope those of you who have read it, like it. And thank you for being interested. I took a break for a while, to relax and recover from that journey, but I wanted everyone to know that I am still writing. I have a few projects that I’ve begun, from sci-fi to historical fiction, to, of course, post apocalypse.

In light of the world today, perhaps writing about a zombie plague isn’t the smartest idea, but it was something I have always wanted to to try. As a voracious reader, I have loved the genre, but almost always I became disappointed with the writing in it. Personally, I disliked those stories where the hero is invariably some ex-soldier who has amassed all the supplies and training to survive and thrive in a world where those skills are paramount.

I asked myself, why make another prepper shopping catalog disguised as fiction? So the challenge I have given myself is, what if you’re caught in the crossfire of a superbug that makes people rabid, but you’re only 9 years old?

Time will tell, this kid is pretty smart.

Finding my niche

even zombies need vacations -zombiewalk 2012

I am a newbie when it comes to writing. I have one book that I’ve self-published and a second on the way shortly. I have about a dozen other works-in-progress too. Plus some other projects on the horizon that I can’t talk about yet. 🙂

But I am still exploring what genres I find exciting to write in. In all honesty I enjoy pretty much everything. I love when my characters are so much smarter than I can ever hope to be, finding out solutions to things I’d never guess at in a million years. They always do too, which astounds me because I have no idea what is going to happen next when I write. I simply provide the means for them to decide for me.

(I also ramble a lot, obvs)

Genres… The whole focus on genes frustrates me at times. I understand what a valuable marketing tool they are, I do. But I ignore them til the book is done (to my editors’ despair) and then figure out what comes closest to the mark. I think for me, that if I try and force my words into a marketing-style niche, my work will suffer. But if I had to break down my most common themes, I’d have to say thriller, new-adult, pulp-horror, dark-reality, sigh…

See? No idea. How about I just write, and we see what the readers decide?

Bad Guy Simon

I have to admit I really enjoy writing the baddies. They are without a doubt my favorite characters in anything I write.

So… who do you picture as Simon from Flashback? I have always pictured an older (and much more overweight) Vinnie Jones in my head for Simon.

Think he’d be interested if Flashback hits the big or small screen?