Thursday, July 07, 2011

I, Zombie

That's a working title for my next project. I just moments ago finished the outline for a zombie novel unlike anything you have ever read or seen in a movie. I guarantee it. It is brutal, disturbing, tragic, disgusting -- as such stories should be -- and will also be hopeful, artistic, funny, and enlightening, if I can pull it off the way I hope to.

It's a story that started with a bad dream and was added to by some skin-chilling brainstorming sessions with my son. (for one thing, the dog was his idea. You'll know it when you see it.) I anticipate using him as a sounding board throughout the process; so far, if I know my ideas sound insane and terrifying to him (and not just to me) then I'm still going in the right direction.

I'm excited to get going on this.