Many writers have started producing serialized novels for their blogs. I’ve been wanting to write a horror story that doesn’t involve a serial killer for a while now. I have some ideas, even if I haven’t sat down and started writing them.
The other day, I thought about taking one of these ideas and serializing it on my blog in chunks of say 1,000 or so words. This is one of the things I like about NaNo, I usually come up with a few new ideas that aren’t just plot lines for books.
Progress on Ritual Dreams has been slow. This is partly due to the rigidity of Ace’s character, it can be limiting at times. And if I’m not wanting to color within the lines, it makes it a battle to put words on it. It’s also partly content. After my last Ritual Dreams update post, I got a few messages that surprised me. The first told me that if Ritual Dreams deals with ritual abuse, they would stop reading the series completely. There is an element of ritual abuse in the novel.
However, I don’t think it will be what people think it will be. For starters, I have no desire to get into the graphic details of ritual abuse. Blood and gore is fine, but I have my limits. I wanted to close my eyes while listening to the audiobook of Under the Dome when it got to the rape scene of Sammy. And continuing with the thought of content; I worry I’m just rehashing the same things over and over again at times. I mean I have 12 of these books out…. so I worry about the repetitive nature of the action and plot at times.
The second informed me that a few dead Satanists shouldn’t rank very high on the list of serial killers the SCTU needed to capture. Um, what? Did we forget these are fiction novels? And if they weren’t, why would someone’s religion preclude them from having their murder thoroughly investigated.
I responded to the first explaining some of what would be in it. They seemed fine with it. I did not respond to the second as I decided trying to wrap my head around the logic of their argument might make my brain go into meltdown mode.
Word Count for Ritual Dreams stands at 33,017.
Word Count for Oh My Wizard (working title for Nephilim Narrative 2) stands at 2,440.
Finally, the word count for The Dysfunctional Expansion is 9,169.
It’s only the 1st of November, so it is possibly I will get all three of these done before the end of the year, maybe, or at least 1 of them.