Last week, Sandra from Quirky Books decided to take on a blog tour which consists of answering four set questions and then asking three other people to partake. I don’t normally do these, but I wanted to allow my fellow bloggers to see the reason I am unable to visit blogs as much as I used to, and why I comment less.
1. What am I working on?
I am working a book at the moment. It may seem similar to so many others of its ilk, but it is not. At this moment, it has no title. The book is the origins of Raynard the Vampire. From his human beginnings to becoming a vampire and on to his obsession with Saskia.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
The book, although a vampire one with a vampire as the main character, is not a “oooh I sparkle” or “oooh I’m really a good guy”. It is one where he starts as a human with his own sense of values and then after becoming a vampire, we see his humanity wane and one aim on his mind.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
The first answer that comes to mind is “because I can”. It’s because I want to. Because Raynard started off as flash fiction, but since his beginnings, he has become more of a person I love to hate, who a lot of readers love to hate.
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
I tend to make notes whenever I am out and about. I make notes on my phone, in my books, on sheets of paper I have. These give me the basis of where I am going. Plus some of the flash fiction stories have been set in the past, so they are dictated, plus memories, so they are fixed points as well.
Here is part of a chapter – I am not saying which chapter, or who this is, but it will be reworked as I have taken a few spoilers out so may not make sense in a couple of places.
The clouds he finally hoped for, started to cover the moon, and he allowed himself a grin. With renewed fervour, he ran to the edge of the roof and looked down. His target seemed nervous now that the darkness covered the town and started walking faster. On the roof, the hunter ran and leapt from one roof to the next, landing without a sound then carrying on across the next roof until he reached the end and then silently dropped to the floor, bending his knees to absorb the impact, and immediately stood in the shadows.
His target strode around the corner and hurried on past without noticing anyone hiding. The hunter immediately reached out his hand with inhuman speed and covered the mouth and nose of his target causing panic. The emanating sense of fear overwhelmed him as it often did at this moment of the hunt, and he drank in the terror. He released hold of the mouth and spun his target, looking directly into the eyes, piercing the soul. He wiped away any memory of the target ever having seen him, any memory of having met him, and implanting a memory of just walking home. As his target’s eyes rolled back into the head, he extended his teeth and sunk them into the neck, starting to extract blood …
Now to tag three others to continue to keep the blog tour going on Monday 26th of May:
Emily Guido – Author of the Lightbearer Series
A series of books with two lovers who should not be. One from a race of Lightbearers – angelic creatures, and the other from a race of Bloodhunters. Creatures similar to vampires, but thousands of years old
Karen – Author of The Cyberland Series, So Five Minutes Ago and other funny and hilarious books.
A series of books that follow Link on his way through cyberland in a similar way to Alice Through The Looking Glass, but so much more funny. You can see everything you recognise about the internet with these books, and they are worth buying.
Arthur – Author of The Otherwhere Chronicles
These are a series of books similar to those of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. I have only read the first one and it is definitely worth a read. I have the second which I will get around to.