The story I have been working on for the last year is a pretty dark tale that examines things such as right vs wrong, fighting fire with fire, and to an extent what people would sacrifice in order to save someone (or something) they loved. I’m around 60% finished with the story and still have a strong passion for it, but the problem is that I have to get my mind in a pretty dark place in order to re-enter that world. As some of you know my wife & I just had our first child so its hard to enter a “dark place” when I am excited and loving the world! So needless to say my dark WIP is going on the back-burner while I work on something new.
Now I plan on using this new-found love for the world to realize a story that I have had rolling around in my head for a while. Some of the best books & movies I consumed as a child made me believe that anything was possible. That the world was this giant place filled with wonder and beauty. Now I still believe that is the case but once you lose those “innocence-glasses” it’s hard to see the world the same. I want my son to have that same feeling of wonderment so I am going to tap into my inner-child and try to create something that will give him that same feeling.
I have another project I’m working on that I hope to make into a series of books. This project is not inherently dark but does have some darker undertones. Whenever I’m having a hard day or I’m just not in the kiddie writing mood I plan on developing and jumping into that world.
Just wanted to let you all know as your support and inspiration has continued to push me forward in my writing journey. While I still haven’t nailed down a new writing routine having this little guy has provided me with plenty of inspiration. Now if he’d only let me find a few hours a day to utilize it 🙂
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