This year I decided to embark on a fun writing &
publishing venture. I’m planning and hoping to blog a novel chapter-by-chapter.
The novel is called The Howling Wind and
it’s the first of a three book trilogy called The Hinterlands. (Check out the blog here)
So what exactly is this story all about? Here’s a brief
write-up on the series. It’s still deliberately vague but that’s for a reason.
One hope is that it will be fun for readers to discover WHAT exactly this story
is all about as they read. The story is the most plotted and outlined work of
fiction I’ve ever done. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Who knows. But
there are no expectations for this other than trying to make sure I finish it
by the end of the year! Let’s see what happens.
The world is breaking and so are those we’re about to meet.
The time is the not-so-distant future. Natural disasters
have begun wreaking havoc to our planet and especially to our beloved country.
A group of souls are about to be stranded and then
connected. But why? For what reason?
Each of them is an important piece in this broken puzzle.
But what will the picture look like when it is finally filled?
Every day we see some kind of new horror come out of
nowhere. Every day we find a little more darkness seeping into this world of
What if that darkness refused to die, and what if the light
seemed to finally be extinguished?
This is a story about the light and the darkness. About the
broken pieces of the puzzle. About our place in this mysterious story of
Can that light truly swallow up the darkness?
Can that light truly shine in the pit black of night?
And can we--whoever we might be and wherever we’ve come
from—be seen and known and eventually shine?
Labels: story overviews, THS, works in progress