Well, this is awkward…
So, I’ve just published Red Season Rising through Smashwords, making it available through iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble. As part of the process, there is an ‘interview’ process designed to allow readers to get to know the author. So, without further preamble, here is the result of the awkward self ‘interview’ from Smashwords!
Interview with Dominick Murray
The story behind my latest book, on a meta level, is about revenge and redemption.
The element of revenge is at a high level, between nations, and between Gods. The element of redemption deals largely with the principle POV character, Kalfinar, and his journey towards undoing all the wrongs of his recent life on a personal and spiritual level.
I’m currently working on the second instalment of the Red Season Series. I intend to plot this out by the start of October, after which I will be targeting approximately 5,000 words a week until April. Following the achievement of the target word count (on time), there will be approximately 2 month of ‘post-production’ and then finally publishing in June 2017.
This is obviously my principle project, however I will also be working on a shorter piece, of a more literary nature. It’s not one to hold the breath over!
I try and write from 19:00-21:00 most nights, normally aiming for a minimum target of 1,000 words.
I find that I am much more productive if I have at least an outline scene structure to work from, and so it is important to do some work at this before starting a story. I have done plenty of ‘pantsing’ before, and it can be a slow, painful process. Sometimes it is incredible, but you always run the risk of killing a character you didn’t mean to…
An absolute abomination.
A writer needs a tidy desk to work at. Currently, I’m writing at the kitchen table…