Yup, I’ve finished the aforementioned gargoyle story entitled; Thane the Monster.
It actually took me so much longer than I anticipated! I had planned to do this one, then several others to compile for another Halloween collection, but as they say, life got in the way.
I was going to spend much of the summer writing, lounging in the sun, generally feeling like a very glamorous author and lady of leisure.
The mistake I made was forgetting that I am now a mother of a three-year-old. Who is on Summer holidays. Any free time I imagined I had has been completely absorbed by day trips, paddling pools, play-dates and the like.
I should be clear, I have loved every minute of it, and having so much time for my son has been so wonderful. And many of my friends have teens that they never see anymore, which makes me all the more grateful for the time I have.
That been said, it has meant that I’ve actually gone through one of my slowest writing periods ever. I was actually having to read back through the beginning several times to make sure I was keeping the details consistent.
Anyway, it’s done and I’m actually pretty proud of the result. I did quite a bit of research into the Gothic genre and I made a point of trying to include some of the traditional style while also remembering that I’m writing smut and no one is going to notice my efforts. There’s a creepy setting, bad weather, confusing explanations, even a very on the nose title! What more could you want?
Ah yea, we’ll there’s even some of that thrown in too, for good measure.
I honestly did not intend this, I swear it! But I ended up putting a bit of a nefarious mystery element in there too. I couldn’t help it! It made the whole backstory so much more tragic and beautiful.
So, there you have it folks. Thane the Monster is now available on Amazon. Hope you enjoy!
Mary Shelley said, ‘Beware, for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.’
Well, Miss Shelley, you beware. For I am reckless, and therefore, unreliable.