Well, it’s official. I’ve started writing the 1st draft for Old Mill Road. This project started out as a small 20-page screenplay way back in 2007 that I wrote for a short film project. I had started casting the film and scouting locations when I passed the script to a friend. Long story short, we collaborated on the story and the script blossomed into a 134-page screenplay. The only problem I’ve had with the story the whole time, is that I never felt like I could really get the audience inside into the main characters head with the format I chose to tell the story.
Now, here I am five years later, staring at a dusty script that I started adding notes to a few weeks ago. My short story Her Lover’s Touch was a warm-up for this novel. I wanted to start exploring a few ways to get my creepy vibes flowing because I knew I would really need to pour it on for this story. I’m sure, when it’s all said and done, and I’ve written THE END, that some of you will be able to see where I was flexing my muscles in the short story.
I don’t want to give too much away just yet, but this is what I can tell you about my next novel: An alcoholic framed for a murder he didn’t commit believes he’s going mad because he’s plagued by visions of the victim everywhere he travels.
Did I grab your attention? Hopefully so. If everything goes according to plan, I will have the first draft ready by the end of the year. Wish me luck. I’m going to need it.