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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Return of the undead!

Did you see the Walking Dead mid-season premiere?  What did you think?

I've been reading the comics-- oops, I mean, graphic novels- the television show is quite different from the original books, but I'm sure they'll add in more elements from the comics graphic novels as the series goes on.

I'm not sure how I feel about my zombie novel at the moment.  I have the whole thing visualized in my head, and I like it, but when I actually write it I feel it might not be coming out as I pictured it.  I'm pushing through to the end, then I'll go back and make changes.  I'm aiming to have it up by April, if it's done and at a level of quality I'm satisfied with.

By no means am I reinventing the genre, but I think I have a story that is original enough to get some readers.  There's similarities to other zombie works, of course, but the similarities go across nearly every piece of zombie fiction I've ever read or seen.  (A virus, an outbreak, losing control, etc.)  My main character is a woman- a mother, actually.  She's not a bad-ass like in most other zombie works, but she finds a strength she didn't know she had.  As the story evolves, it seems like the group of people she's with become more of central characters than side characters.  Kind of like "The Walking Dead"- Rick starts out as the main character, and slowly we see more and more of the other characters come into focus.  I like it that way, and I hope others will too.

A wrote a sentence yesterday that I think encompasses the entire meaning I hope to give through the story.  It's not even in a full scene yet- just a note I made about a scene I want to write down the line.

Remember Kevin, the guy who was writing a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days?  Well, he finished it!  It came out to a little more than 50,000 words.  I'm currently reading it now, and this will definitely be one you'll all want to read!

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