Buried deep within the mountain of scripts, plays, books and sequels I’m writing — not to mention the film I have in development and the continuing adaptation of The Martuk Series into graphic novels –, I sometimes forget the work that’s come before. The odds and ends and quiet flashes of creativity I’ve slammed out and self-published over the past year or so.
So I paid a little visit to The Elder over on Amazon, rediscovered and read with a small smile the two glowing reviews — that’s where the “shocking, bloodthirsty … remarkable” quote comes from –, and reminded myself of what I could do with two weeks, a constant supply of coffee, and an intriguing cast of characters trapped in a very strong story.
And the point of this Post?
I don’t know. Maybe it’s just a gentle reminder to schedule the writing of the third installment in the Series, Red and Gold, somewhere into my life. A gentle reminder that sometimes my best work comes without torturous planning or a complicated re-orchestration of my schedule. A gentle reminder, as well, that I love writing these prequels, if you will, to the monumental Martuk …, creating the lives of the Priests and the Wounded King and the Elder in the days before Martuk’s arrival. Giving the reader a glimpse of what was going on around the titular character, events he was unaware of but, nonetheless, deeply impacted his life … and eventual immortality.
It’s also a reminder that new covers for The Wounded King – “a darkly disturbing character study of evil” says one review – and The Elder will be uploaded in the next couple of months. Very exciting, that.
Okay, enough reminiscing. Time to climb back into the mountain and get to work.