While I haven’t talked much about it here, I have been writing a novel over at a dedicated site, called THE HAUNTING OF KRAKEN MOOR.
The novel was an experiment. As most of us who have written novels know, there are always some people amazed at the process of writing a whole book. Often, they’ll say something like, “I could never do that.” Well, KRAKEN MOOR was an example that they (or you!) can do that. I wrote nearly every days for two months. Sometimes, I’d have fifteen minutes to write. Other days, I’d have two or three hours. Today, I finished the novel and spent nearly ten hours working on and off on it. But mostly, it was written in short bursts of 1,000-1,500 words.
The result is that in 2.5 months I produced a roughly 95,000 word novel, so don’t tell me it can’t be done. It’s just a matter of you committing to doing it. Don’t wait for free time to find you. If you want to write a novel – or a poem or paint a picture or write a symphony – you have to make time to do it.
But you don’t have to make as much time as you might think. If you’re attempting – or are thinking of attempting to write a novel, I hope KRAKEN MOOR can serve as an inspiration or blueprint. It’s written as a journal, so you can literally see what I wrote every single day. I’d sit, I’d write, I’d post.
KRAKEN MOOR tells the story of Beatrice Sharper, a daughter of the American Confederacy who runs away from the privilege of her plantation home in 1863. The novel is written as Beatrice’s journal and begins on New Year’s Eve, as 1864 becomes 1865. She is ready to start her employment as a housekeeper at Kraken Moor, a castle in the east of England. She sits in the cold, committing her thoughts to paper, when an unholy scream rips apart the night.
The opposite of hilarity ensues.
This is a horror novel and the content is for mature audiences. There are small parts of the story that are graphic, but it is mostly inferred. If you can read between the lines, however, there’s some twisted stuff going on.
To see the complete table of contents, click here and begin reading. For those who have been reading, my deepest appreciation for your support.
By the end of March, KRAKEN MOOR will be available as a book and ebook, but I plan on leaving the web version up for the foreseeable future.