Headed to Caprock Canyon this morning. Looking forward to the relaxation and working on some notes for the new novel. Kind of eager to see if this idea will hold up. I think it has promise…but you never know until you actually start mapping out the story and ideas.
One thing. The more I think about the novel, the darker it gets. The story is beginning to crystallize, albeit slowly. That’s better than before when all I had was an idea and no story.
I’m looking forward to seeing how it all shakes out, to be honest with you. I don’t want to put too much pressure on this one trip, but I’m excited to see if I can start blocking out some general movement and revelations for the novel.
It’s still a Haxan prequel. About Marwood discovering who he is before he goes to Haxan. Looks to be dark, very dark in tone.
And gettin’ darker.
Gotta be careful, though. I don’t want to lose the story in the darkness. That’s not what this novel is about. I would be more specific…but I don’t have specifics. That’s where I am right now.
I will say this. I fully intend to overturn some western stereotypes and cliches that have wormed their way into the American consciousness. Gonna flip that applecart.
See you guys on Friday if I”m not too tired. I’m on Twitter, but reception in the canyon is spotty at best.