Sunday, May 30, 2010


One positive thing that comes from writing for yourself is that as new inspiration hits and you reach the limit of your very short attention span on one project, you can switch to another project until interest in the old reignites. That is what I am doing.

Time constraints and work stress limit what I can do on a larger project right now, but except to chip away at the prewriting--which I will still do on Confessions--but I want to complete things. So, I'm working on serialized novellas, a mysterious fantasy.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Confessions: Prewriting: Concept

Confessions of a Vampire's Courtesan:  Prewriting: The Concept behind the Novel

I promised to post what my novel, Confessions of a Vampire's Courtesan, is about. I delayed because I am still trying to figure that out for myself.  That is why I am going through some exercises, based partly off The Weekend Novelist and partly off pure instincts, to have a better understanding of it.

The concept is in the title. A young man becomes a "courtesan" to vampires. Or rather, he becomes the first in this society where vampires rule and humans are food, game, potential vampires-to-be, or none of the above.

But you see, Bek, my "courtesan", chooses this path for several reason, but the desire for revenge against those that used, hurt, and discarded him drives him darkly.  His crimes catch up to him, and the vampires force him to produce his confession, which will be publicized as a warning.  However, since he has a flair for entertaining and an unrepentant spirit, he writes them his way.  Sounds fun, huh?