Helping Vampire lore take the next step; this trilogy adds a new twist to the Vampire myth.
About this project
Long before Twilight mania, 14 years ago in fact, I watched a certain Vampire film (shall name no names) and thought; “I can do better than that!” I was tired of things that claimed to be new and fresh withn the genre but really were nothing very different from what was already out there. So I set about putting my creative talents to good use.
Over the years that followed I realised that the book I had begun writing was now the length of two, and before I knew it I was looking at the outline for a third book.
Both From The Darkness and Into The Darkness came out in quick succession, but that has it’s downfalls. If you publish quickly, people expect the 3rd instalment quickly too. Publishing costs money and writing costs time (which let’s face it is money too!), so in order to get the next book out on time I need to dedicated both time and money to the project, which is difficult when you have bills to pay and people relying on you.
I want to be able to publish this book in time for it’s planned reveal at the Whitby Goth Festival in April 2017. Both From The Darkness and Into The Darkness were unvealed there, and it will be a lovely way to tie up the trilogy.
The book is already half written, so it is not a completely radical idea to have it ready in time. Obviously I do all of the work on these publications, everything from designing/constructing/photographing/editing the front cover to the editing, proofreading, layout, blurb and of course publishing of the book, so it is a very involved and time consuming process.
By backing my Kickstarter you are not only helping an independant publishing house to thrive, you are supporting creativity and helping to expand the Vampire genre to new place.
Risks and challenges
The only risk with supporting this project is if I am not able to meet my April deadline. The book will still be published but later than April.
Currently the book is 53,000 words long, so about half way through, but is getting to the point where I need to focus on bringing the plot together more and concentrate intently on what I am doing.
Details of my progress will be posted both upon my website and via my social media, so you know how everything is progressing.
Winter is always my best writing period, so I do not envisage any issues with the deadline as long as I am free via this campaign to write, but there is always the possibility of illness or circumstances out of my control affecting the publication date and so pushing it back slightly.