Today, I started work on my new novel, tentatively titled, A Silent Life. As I set up the WORD document for the rough draft, it was almost eerie how silent everything around me was. A hundred times I have set up a rough draft document: 1" margins all around, Courier font, size 12, double-spaced, first line indented .5, 6 points separation at the end of a paragraph. I know it by heart.
This novel will explore what it means to try to hold on to a physical existence, and how such an existence in this world disallows us an escape from caring for one another. But of course, you know, I'm a horror/supernatural genre author. So, this will be a take on zombies I don't think has ever been explored before.
This idea has been brewing in my head, and I've started and stopped it several times since 2007. I hope this time it gets written. :)