Journey of the Damned is a giant mass of scenes, notes, and chapters all struggling to fuse into a cohesive unit that can be called a novel. So far it’s becoming larger than Journey through Darkness in content because there is so much to explore in the realm of ancient Egyptian and Nubian mythology. There are gods and mythical creatures I’ve been looking forward to writing about that are introduced into this novel and characters that have surprised me with their complexity.
This month I am working out the final chapters and resolving plots from Book I. With so many characters in constant competition for my attention, I am brainstorming possible spin offs and short stories to pacify the relentless characters that must have their own tale. So far there has only been one prequel short story, The Everliving Akh. It was going to be published in an anthology but I plan to add it as a bonus story to Journey of the Damned.
No spoilers in this post but as we get closer to publication I may post some excerpts or deleted scenes… so it’s time to get caught up. 2014 is the year of The Rising!