Although this is probably the longest I've ever worked on a rough draft (only averaging 2-5 pages a day) I am very happy with the progression of this story, so far. I'm at 180 pages, and the pacing is coming along well. I just cannot express enough how excited I am about this project; I can't wait to share more. Oh, the joys of writing a well-organized and heavily inspired piece!
I am so glad I decided to take a chance and start this series. I almost didn't, fearing my ideas for the project were possibly just a little too experimental to pull off. One lesson I've learned in my many years of writing, however, is that sometimes one must simply take a chance here and there, come what may. Those ideas turned into more than even I could have hoped for. This one has been an amazing, enriching, and surprisingly deep adventure, and I thank the Muses for their continued generosity.
The Darkness and the Night series is very loosely based on the novel, The Nightcrawlers, which I co-wrote with my twin sister, back as a teenager. Of course, when I say "loosely" I mean it in the most liberal sense; I've thrown in a few hidden treats for the handful of people who had a chance to read the long-lost manuscript, but the actual storyline has much evolved.
I hope to have some other material to post here as well, beyond the retyped essays. Soon ... very soon....