I know it’s been quite some time since I last made an entry here. I’ve been busy with work and other projects (I recently bought a game called Planet Coaster and I’ve been devoting some time to playing, being the computer nerd I am). I have decided to possibly make book 3 somewhat shorter than the first 2 books as of right now.
Why? In true sequel form, I don’t like for an idea to become stagnant. Too often, we see good ideas go incredibly bad. Take any franchise movie out there such as Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, etc. and after a few sequels, the plots grow thin, the acting ridiculous, the characters seemingly over-the-top.
I loved the original Nightmare on Elm Street. It’s one of my all time favorite movies. But by the time we got to Freddy’s Dead, the franchise was becoming trying, even downright ludicrous. I don’t want this to happen with my characters or their story.
With Broken, I felt like I did something fresh and somewhat unusual. I took the idea even further in Tainted and elaborated upon that idea, probably shocking my readers. With Cursed, I seek to wrap up Patrick’s story. His family fell apart before his very eyes. Patrick’s father killed himself, essentially leaving all three children orphans. Growing into young adults has been a rather rocky, tough transition for Patrick, Logan, and Lillian Bellwood.
Patrick’s journey was never meant to be never ending. Hopefully, the tragedies of the past, warped and horrid as they were to these children, aren’t a repeated occurrence. I can’t say exactly what is to come with the Bellwood story, but I can tell my readers that I have just landed on the 13th chapter of Cursed. The series is in the year 2000 now. And what is coming towards the end of the book will go off…with a real…bang….
Thanks for dropping by. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!