it's been kind of hard having to wait and all for each chapter to trickle out.
I haven't been good about that, and I apologize. My goal has always been five-hundred words a day, which means a new part posted every other day (I post whenever I have a thousand new words written). But law school finals killed the schedule and then the holidays with a long vacation without my computer (writing by hand simply doesn't work for me) brought and even longer lull. The good news is, classes start again on Monday and with them my time management gets a huge boost. So, yeah, should be able to expect a little better than a trickle from here on out.
What's with the metal box? The weird cult's purpose?( the cult was freakier then the zombies?What was with the evil spirits? The green crystals? Are they still heading towards the hole?
Since the book has passed the half way point, I'm going to start answering a lot of those questions. In fact, in the last part posted
, I asked readers to post the questions they want cleared up in the comments, especially the little ones. That way I can't forget any -- a real risk in a manuscript I've been working on for close to a year.
It's not really as scarey since they aren't traditional zombies but it has been suspenseful.
I agree. For me, the book has always been more of a religious mystery/secret history/adventure with strong horror elements. Billing it as a zombie story was probably somewhat misleading. The truth is, when I started the book, I intended the crazies to be more zombie-like (I intended it to be a genuine zombie novel) -- but they simply didn't evolve that way. And now, with these last couple parts, it's getting difficult to even think of them as bad guys.
I assure you, however, that more straight up horror elements are on their way.
Thank you for reading it and thank you for posting your thoughts. I love knowing people are actually reading the story.