Monday, 31 May 2010
Just hit the 30,000 mark tonight. It should really be a bit more by now but I've been going back over some of the previous chapters as I've been moving along.
It also looks like the final total as it stands may be as low as 45-50,000 which I believe is a little too short. As I go over the story board/plan I don't want to just pad out what I've wrote so far so I'm looking at adding another story arc to the proceedings. This will add another chapter or two plus give me some more meat to add to the already written or planned work. I would like it to be about 60-70,000 when complete.
I just need to be careful that it doesn't come across as just tacked on to build up the count and that it does something for the story. I'll keep on updating as I go along and let you know how this works out.
p.s I still haven't decided on a title!
Saturday, 29 May 2010
I'm really looking forward to getting this beauty in my hands as I must say this has one of the best covers I've ever seen. It was done by the wonderfully talented Deedee Davies. This anthology has been compiled by Robert Essig for the Library of the Living Dead Press and features all stories told from the zombies own perspective.
My story is called "The Hunt" and is about a siege on a small town as the zombies try to find a way inside.
Here is the link to Amazon-
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Letters from the Dead is now up at Amazon
Here's the page if you fancy buying a copy
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Managed to hit the 20,000 word mark. Should be a little further on but I've changed a couple of things. This is the first time I've used a full outline chapter by chapter and I must admit I've found it a little restricting. Its better now that I've realised that its not a problem to change it as I go along. I'm still hoping to have it finished by mid July.
I've posted the first chapter/prologue on my website if you want to have a look. Please be aware its only the first draft and is very rough but hopefully you'll get a good idea what it'll be like.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Here's the fantastic cover for the forthcoming anthology from Library of the Living Dead Press- Letters from the Dead. Have a good look at all the detail on the cover- Dan has outdone himself this time. This book contains a collection of the last letters written by people trapped during the zombie uprising. My story is called "The Last Tin" which tells a mans tale of how he and his companions fought over the last tin of food.