It’s been almost a year since I last worked on A Gothic Symphony, and I regret that very much. The problem is that with The Redemption of Erâth growing ever closer to publication and Book Two well underway, it’s hard for me to set aside the time to work on A Gothic Symphony.
It’s also hard because it requires a very different state of mind. Although The Redemption of Erâth is indeed a dismal fantasy, rife with darkness and despair, there is also a sense of escapism therein. It’s fantasy.
A Gothic Symphony is anything but fantasy. It’s a trawl through the mud, a raking over the coals of depression and self-loathing, and it puts me in a frightening place. A place I haven’t been in for over ten years. But it’s a place I have to go to, to get this book out. And there’s nothing more important to me than to see this story – my story – bear fruition.
So I will be working on it for the coming weeks, attempting to plow through and get as much of it done as possible. I can’t commit to a chapter each week, because some will be harder for me to write than others, but I will post chapters as they come (weekly if possible) so that you can enjoy them in unedited form.
Thanks for your patience, and I hope you can enjoy A Gothic Symphony.