I’ve been writing something that is a bit different for me. The whole act of writing this project scares me for a number of reasons, which is why I’m writing it.
I really enjoy horror and all that genre encompasses, but today, I need something different. There’s enough horror around us to hold my attention that way.
This bit of writing brings me back to the stories I read when I was younger.
I’ve always been an advanced reader and the books I read in 6th grade through the end of middle school show that.
It was the era of the political/techno/military thriller. Tom Clancy was king and I read his books not because I wanted to but because I felt I had no other choice.
This story takes me back to the days of military secrets, political maneuvers, and spy craft. It’s something I’ve always wanted to write but because of my feelings towards it and the way I felt forced to read it, I barely ventured into “enemy” territory.
Now I’m older, understand things better and am working to write something that encapsulates those books I read.
I may have been forced, or at least felt forced to read them, but one way to deal with your demons is shine a light on them.
That’s what I’m doing.