The writing has changed.
|Mark Taylor: |
The Human Condition
I've just finished the novel 'Shutter Speed'. It is a look into the mind of a psychotic madman. Real world nasties.
I don't write like that all the time anymore.
I'm currently writing a horror comedy about Hell. And a collab about dark spiritualist magic. And one about vampires. I've got another collab simmering - dark fantasy.
But 'The Human Condition II - Human Behavior' is waiting. It's still there in the background.
And there's 'Small Cuts to the Psyche'. I'm never short of work.
I think the new writing is more fun. I'm certainly having more fun with it.
I've also learned a lot this year. My grammar has improved, believe it or not, but I'm still fighting the constant battle against commas. *waves fist*
The author has changed.
Me? Yeah. I'm not the man I once was. I guess that's why my writing has changed. I look at things differently now.
Sometimes you have to look around and just take a minute to smell the roses.
And speaking of roses, I've met my inspiration. She's my bacon. I won't embarrass her here, but she knows who she is, and, well, she's my everything.
I have met some awesome people there who - whether they realize it or not - have helped me greatly.
Without them I might not be writing this now.
Eden Royce will always have a special place in my heart. She has a wonderful way of writing and is a wonderful person. She has supported me and my work rigorously over the last few months. My novel would not be finished without her.
Dale Eldon may possibly be a genius. His constant support (and somewhat eerie cheerfulness) have helped me to continue. His forthcoming projects excite me (no, not like that), and he makes me think about what I'm doing, differently.
Rebecca Besser is quite, quite mad. But also a great writer. And a good friend. She tirelessly supports the art and can be an inspiration to all of us as a writer, editor, and all the other things she works at. I'm beginning to think that she has a time machine - there aren't enough hours in the day to do what she does.
There are too many other people to list, but so many people have supported me.
I'm now stronger.
These days my writing has got more fight... and a new bite.
I've got more fight.
Imminently I will unleash the new look of the blog. It's looked like this since the beginning and it's time to change. It needs to grow too. I currently welcome ten times the visitors I did six months ago, and that number grows each and every month.
A new face for 2013 to go with the new words.
'Til next time...