Strange how my foray into writing began. I have been reading fantasy for a long time but after a while, the stories began to fall flat for me. I did not like character arcs and I got the distinct feeling that I could do better than this. So I tried and I could not.
I hated writing in high school, avoided it college and it came back to haunt me in graduate school. I needed to learn how to write well for my research papers. I thought dabbling in creative writing would improve my scientific writing skills.
The first thing I worked on was an alternate death fable, how death came in the world sort of story. I did not make too much headway with that because I needed to reimagine my universe. These days I have been thinking more about world building for that story. I will work on it some more.
After watching enough vampire anime, and getting annoyed with the trite, overly dramatic character development (Hello, Vampire Knight) I got obsessed with writing my own vampire fiction. Actually, I had this prompt of a very old vampire who adopts a human child. I was interested in the relationship sparks between human and beast. Out of that grew, Edjya, Alderic and Guy. I liked creating quirky character with their own buzz words. Alderic loved to refer to his long dead Veronique, Guy like to refer to his dick. Edjya was a sourpuss.
The story, I called ‘Demonspawn’ is finished. Sentimental in feeling, inspired by a lot of anime. It did not even follow the traditional vampire characteristics. Certainly not Twilight in feeling. It was angsty enough because I was exploring the themes of family and identity and parental issues. It is more character-driven than plot driven.
I wrote several drafts of that book before leaving it off to begin writing about Claude and Guy. I do not even remember how their story got started. I suppose it began with the prompt: blood for Latin lessons. And there the story, God and Man came into being.