The summer has started and my new project has begun. My plan is to write two short novels (or novellas if you will) this summer. I'm not sure if I am biting off more than I can chew, but what I can tell you is I already feel behind. My goal is to write 2000 words a day during the week and trying my best to sneak in a session or two on the weekends. In the first week, I am about 7000 words into Pivot Point, the working title of my next book. I have spent all night racking my brain trying to come up with a logline to no avail, so I will give you a bit of a summary:
Paul Severson is the starting fullback on the high school football team and a bully. Teddy is his number one victim and a kid struggling with the fear and emotions that come with being the target. In a moment of clarity that slowly changes the heart of Paul (really it happens suddenly, as it always does with God) he saves Teddy from himself only to learn he must battle his own demons.
I planned on the story being more of a Young Adult fiction, but the voice of my narrator has a more adult voice. We'll see. I think it will speak to a larger audience of both YA and those of us moving along in years. I am also toying with using omnipotent or omniscient, whichever one you prefer. Basically, that means the narrator knows everything and can tell the reader exactly what EVERY character is thinking. A Godlike storyteller. Don't worry, I'm not confusing myself with God, to be honest, I really don't want his job (anymore). Using this type of POV is vital to my story. There is a reason why the narrator has this power, but I will leave that up to the reader to discover.
The other story I plan to write this summer is a horror story. It has been in my head (yes, horror does live there) since I was fifteen years old. It started with a premise my best friend and I came up with. It has gone through some changes over the years and now just seems to be the time to write it. For those of you who have subscribed to my Newsletter, I attached the first scene from that story to give you a "sneak peak." If you're not a subscriber and want to be please Click Here and sign up. It's free! And I will send the first peak into my new story. *Viewer warning* My horror story is NOT a kids book. It is for adult consumption.
My plan is to have a blog tour for my short story, "Eyes of Payne," that was released in March. I will keep all of you posted. It will be a party on the internet!
Until next time... God Bless!