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Got a lot of reading to do this coming week for “Werewolves of Brooklyn.” I’m basically doing my research simultaneously with my writing, which is unusual, but I’m on a roll, creatively, and there are definitely patches (like the butchering part) that I can skip over until I have the info. I have to stop in my tracks, so to speak, this weekend and read my “Yellowstone Wolves” book to get my werewolfies right, but I still have some time to read Luc Sante’s “Low Life,” about all the sin and vice and corruption of late 19th century New York City, before I get to the backstory/origin story part of the book.
Yeah, backstory fuck yeah! As Kora Knight reminded me, for someone who loves writing backstory, paranormal is a perfect genre, b/c it’s all about the origin stories. Para readers don’t crush you for writing “too much backstory.”
And since I love history, and New York history, and Gay New York history, well shit I’ve got a gold mine when it comes to any potential sequels to this definitely-not-first-in-a-series book, and the many backstories I can set in different time periods. The werewolf King’s origin will be in mid/late 19th century NYC, Five Points/Gangs of New York times, so yeah, can’t wait to do that…
It’s looking like it’s going to run like 40k? Maybe upwards of 50 with the backstory? The goal is to have it OUT by the end of June, and see if it’ll sell or if I fucked with the tropes too much for the market. Which, yeah, I am doing…you know me. Same old werewolves? Why bother? 🙂