Chapter 5 of The Soul Collectors is available now. It was quite the trip to delve into Silas’ insanity. I hope you like it.
I pour a lot of my thoughts into the work I do. Chapter 5 itself has had been in fully written yet feeling incomplete for nearly 3 years. It went through some extreme editing in the last week. Bringing more depth to Silas than before.
I finished cleaning up and editing Chapter 4. Posted for all you beautiful people.
It has been a hectic two weeks of doing back to back events (unrelated to writing and more related to work) while somehow managing to find writing time in the dead of night. It was fun but now I am exhausted. At last, today is my day off.
I did however, have during one of the events, a chance meet with Tommy Chong. He signed the inside of my Boler trailer and called me darlin’. It was great. Now finally on my day off I get Chapter 3 of the Soul Collectors up for you all. I dropped a bunch of pictures on Instagram.
I uploaded Chapters 1 and 2. They are available through The Soul Collectors page on this site and will link you to Google Docs where you can read each chapter.
That I can at least say has been the productive side. On a more personal note, I was robbed last week. So writing, editing, making it look pretty for y’all and getting my work out there is helping me feel helluva lot better.
Making a website when you have the website skills from 2002 is a stress. Especially when I am not quite sure what I am doing. Like trying to steer an out of control motorcycle in the desert. Except I’m swerving around trying to avoid the cacti in my way.
I’ve been working on the Soul Collectors for over 4 years. It came out ashes of Revelations III, which I am still poking at with a half finished manuscript. Then ending is already written. Most of my writing always has an ending already plotted out. I love story lines. I like to just dream them up, like clouds out of air. Dozens of ideas I want to get on paper. The only problem being I write slow. Being a editor also makes me want to re-read my written pages over and over, fixing the flow of how my words are read.
Certain scenes with Soul Collectors take time. I guess that’s just how I write. Over a year ago I was posting the rough copy of the chapters with little editing and it made me cringe to go back and see all the errors. I had to take it down and rework it all. Now its almost ready to start going up again. Giving the main characters and their extensions, a deeper life and purpose than what was before.
Characters need to be more than ink and paper.
They have to feel real to the writer, otherwise they will never find an existence in the reader.
I am cleaning up.