Remembrance is moving along and is almost complete. Kind of.
Remembrance is a mix of horror fantasy, interwoven with the tenuous threads of science fiction, and it has progressed to an advanced developmental stage. It’s a novel I’m actually quite excited about.
While that’s the story, it’s only the 1st “Act” of what I intend to be a two part treatment.
So yes, Remembrance is almost done, but Forgotten — essentially the 2nd “Act” — is only in the preliminary development stages. That said, the ideas and the main thrust of Forgotten have come together quite nicely, but require much more development.
I can’t say Ready Player One by Ernest Cline blew me away, because I found it to be quite chaotic and a lot of a jumble. However, kudus to Cline for emulating — in a very literal sense — his novel by developing an Atari video game to compliment his very own “Easter Egg” hunt, where the winner snags the original DeLorean from Back to the Future.
Hey, if you — like me — are just starting your career as an author, you might want to consider building your own platform. I’ve written an article over on the Octane website explaining how to build your own author platform.
Morgan Freeman is dead. Again. If anyone is in any doubt, just check his Wikipedia page, because if Morgan really had died, the Wiki faeries would have swooped in and sprinkled pixie dust on his date of departure from the land of the living between one blink of the beating heart of the internet and the next.
In typical good spirits, the un-dead acclaimed actor laughed off his untimely demise. But the false report got me thinking, because it’s eerily similar to a story that influenced me some time ago, the one surrounding the equally untimely and entirely false report of George Clooney’s death during a motorcycle holiday around Italy.
Influence? Yes, the idea became a mechanism in my latest action thriller and hard science fiction novel A Darkening of Fortune, where the death of a footballer is used as lure to ensnare those unsuspecting souls and drag them into a social media honeypot of identity fraud.
In life, you success emerges from: luck; friends, and; coming in at a vanishingly distant third, talent.