Aw man, that number is really getting up there. It's both awesome and a bit depressing. I mean, I'm happy to have kept writing this blog EVERY DAY for 47 weeks, but at the same time, I was hoping I'd have The Paladin done and ready to submit to agents. I guess life moves at its own rate, regardless of my desires. Betas too, but that's another matter.
Today I thought I'd share a song that was actually one part of my early playlists, before I had even dreamt up Jonathan Sutter as a character. Apocalyptica's Hall of the Mountain King is a wonderful take on a classic song. It's strong, intense, and even a little scary at times, but through all of it, it paints vivid pictures. Of what? Well, in my case it was ... well... I guess you'll have to read the next book in The Paladin series. Point is, I had a vivid scene, complete with scriptural quotes and all the mental special effects I knew it would need. My internal Director of Photography has planned the camera shots for years and I can't tell you how often I keep coming back to this.
This song, along with only a choice few others, was largely responsible for the entire path my novel took as well as the potential sequels. What will it paint for you?
Please... relax, close you eyes, and let Apocalyptica paint something for you with Hall of the Mountain King.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.