The prologue for this is set in 1961, after fifteen years of divergence. The Daughter of Babalon careens toward the decade of decision…and a date with an important figure. This took me seven months of research and plotting, all of which amounted to 51 of the best pages I’ve ever written…but alas, the drive exploded […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Prologue"
Continued from September 8th…to this day I have no idea where I was even going with this. Drunk writing produces incredible effects on prose, plot and character psychology….like hitting the whole thing with oil paints and a ring modulator. But it tends to sacrifice any crisp realness and immediacy to do so. A sort of […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Block 1 Draft, Part 2 (final!)"
This was…some kind of draft I was doing years and years ago. I still like it, actually. Lots of evocative prose here. As I post more, you’ll probably notice that I keep returning to the themes and characters in this draft no matter where I am or what I’m doing. That’s good. It’s how I […]Read more "Blast From The Past: Space Opera Circa 2008!"