Today's Fieldnotes will be brief, because I'm working on several things at the moment: beta reading a manuscript for a friend, reading another friend's series in order to blurb her book, and working on the next Los Nefilim novel due in February 2019. That's all in addition to life as we know it and all of the weird little things that happen on a day-to-day basis.
What I'm trying to do with this series is show you all the things that go into writing a novel. Some of it will bore you, other posts might enlighten you, and if you're an author too, a few might inspire you in your own creative endeavors. Today's post is in the latter category.
I'm not even sure where I was going with all of that, but you can rest assured that none of this appears in Where Oblivion Lives. I seem to recall the line about angels drinking from rivers of fire comes from 1 Enoch but don't quote me on it. I just thought that angels drinking from rivers of fire was kind of badass:
The archangels Gabriel and Michael sidle up to the River of Fire for a drink.
Careful, Mike, last time we were here, you got drunk and wiped out Pompeii.
Shh, Michael says as he licks flames from his fingertips. I thought we agreed to blame the volcano for that.
Uh-huh. Gabriel sips sparks. And let's not forget Rome ...
Nero was a bastard. Michael belches. Fire and brimstone roll past his lips.
Gabriel stares in horror. Oh shit, not again.
Michael points at a cow. Kicked over a lantern, she did!
So now you know the intellectual thoughts that roll through my head while I'm conducting research.
Most of the time I'm looking for specific facts, but there are other times that I just read along and jot down points of interest. This seems to be one of those times.
It's not all boring, boring, boring.