yesterday evening, driven by an overwhelming impulse, I designed a cover for the novel that I told you about in my previous post…
Since doing so, I feel strongly within my heart that I shall be able to write it, even though my thoughts about said novel are not earth-shaking or anything. It will be a little something for my loved ones.
The other day, I wrote these words about the novel on livejournal:
As for the novel… I have mentioned before that one of the main characters is called Kristopher Silverheart. She is the protector of an otherworldly young female character named Heaven, who possesses a special ability and is kidnapped by people who believe she belongs to their organization, and to no one else -especially not deviant misfits like Silverheart, her band of outcasts, the ones they care for, and anyone who falls “outside the lines” by definition (they believe differently, live differently). So the adventure begins… Subtle, I know. But the story line stirs me in a way that makes me ache to my very depths.
It will be a Gothic/science-fiction type of story. I have my sights set on publishing the book in the spring or summer of 2014. Meaning that I shall be writing like a maniac next year! But I am used to that.
Titles and book covers always give me focus. It is as though I had signed a contract. It is like having an invisible copy of the book in my hands, and watching it slowly materialize as I write. It is like it already exists. Writing is then not so much a question of creating something, as it is of seeing something.
Meanwhile (or should I say, in addition), I am working on Blessed… It is actually proving to be one of the inspirations behind Outlaw in the Land of Perfection.
Blessed begins with these three quotes:
Water which is too pure has no fish.
~Ts’ai Ken T’an
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
~the 14th Dalai Lama
The knower and the known are one.
The book will consist of the following rambles (preceded by a foreword):
I plan to have the book finished in time for MISTI-Con, where I shall be signing copies of it.
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor