The Fighting Projects

Ghostriders by Jon McCoy

Ghostriders by Jon McCoy

I've passed 80k words on my latest draft of the Faithful. Unfortunately, I've begun to slow once again and am seriously considering moving onto my next project. Not that I'm considering scraping the Faithful, but I am running into the problem of just a lack of inspiration. There's too many threads that are floating about from previous drafts that I still need to sort through.

I've got three projects that are floating about. I spent the last few nights scouring through artwork for inspiration. Most of it hit the most recent idea, that of a Magician and deals with demons. The unfortunate thing is that this is a multiple city spanning story. I've got several other novels that would go a long way towards establishing the world I've built.

The problem comes with establishing these disparate cities, wrapping them in a constant world. The old cliche of the chicken and the egg. I am looking forward to all of these stories, to delving into their universes, but as I said, I have a deeper, more intricate story that is pressing itself into the front of my brain.

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Justin D. Herd

Justin D. Herd is a purveyor of the weird and strange. He occasionally squawks at friends and family, but does so only under the cover of night. Okay, that's not true. He squawks in full daylight. Drinking games have been built around his peculiarities, but the truth of it is this: he is a loving husband, with two wonderful dem--children. One growls at things he likes, including pretty women. The other has started to learn hand-eye coordination. Neither had made it to the tender age of three. From there, things will only get more interesting. He spends most of his writing time either at a coffee shop or sitting at one of his many desks around his house. Any other place makes it nearly impossible for him to write. He uses horror movies and rock music to help get the juices flowing. His favorite authors are Jeremy Robert Johnson, Alan Campbell, Terry Pratchett, Justin Cronin, and Patrick Rothfuss. He consumes most of his books through audiobooks, but still loves his personal library and getting lost in the printed word.