I’m happy to report that I’ve found my groove with Into the Hollow. It’s gone from something I must write to something I need, want, crave to write. I love this obsessive stage of the process and I love being with Dex and Perry again…even though, wow, these two…talk about sexual tension overload. And just plain ol’ tension. If you find yourself yelling at them in your head, don’t worry, I am too. But don’t worry there’s a few nice payoffs…heh heh.
They just have a LOT of shit to work out. Not to mention being terrorized in the Canadian Rockies by an urban legend. OK, I’ll just come out and say it: Sasquatch.
Now that you’ve stopped laughing, I’ll explain. When was the last time Sasquatch or Bigfoot scared you? Exactly. Never. Here in Canada he’s known for stealing Kokanee beer (although I think he killed The Ranger at some point and having your beer stolen is terrifying).
But I decided to take the concept of Sasquatch and turn it into something truly terrifying and even realistic. This isn’t Harry and the Hendersons…this is more like those creatures in the movie The Descent. Eeeep.
I’ve even added a few quotes to Goodreads from the book — you can read them here: http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/19220748-into-the-hollow-experiment-in-terror-6
As I announced, the book should be out the week of the 13th but I am officially choosing the 19th as the publication date just in case it goes a bit longer — then I don’t have to, once again, push it back. But hopefully it will be released early. As soon as it’s all ready to go, I won’t hesitate to let you know and put it out there.
I’m pretty excited about this one…to me, it’s a combination of Dead Sky Morning (camping, BC, forests, isolation) and Lying Season (sex, angst, conflict, issues). A winning combination (I hope).
Oh, and here’s something I’ve been toying with…I’ve always plotted out the books ahead of time, for the most part, and looking forward to book #8, it’s always been set to be about twice as long as a regular book. Well, I might just split that book in two then.…that would make #9 books in the series. I won’t really make a decision on this until I start work on book #7, Come Alive, but letting you know that it’s a possibility.
My friend Amanda came up with the genius idea of splitting the title of book #8.…so
Book #8 — Ashes…
Book #9 — …To Ashes.
Or Book #8 — Ashes to Ashes
Book #9 — Dust to Dust
I kind of like that. Stay tuned!