If you're paying close attention, you'll notice that the dates on posts mean that I am not very present. There are a few reasons for that, but mostly it just boils down to my personality. If you've made it this far and are wondering what I'm all about (considering I have no books currently published), I'll take the opportunity to share some details.
Bottom Line Up Front: Don't expect any published work from me soon, but expect me to keep working.
Writers, we've all been there. You're idly daydreaming or lying in bed actually dreaming when you're struck with the idea for an incredible book. The more you think about it, the better it seems and you know that you just have to write this book.
So what do you do?
Well, you'll probably sit down and write out an outline of everything you want to happen. You'll start making characters, drafting up plots, thinking about possible sequels (or prequels). You have this incredible story and you want to write as much of it out before you start so you don't lose any of it. You may even go as far as to create a chapter outline.
So what happens when you actually start writing? You feel burned out. You've been so close to this story and planned in out in such detail that when you actually go to start...you're bored.
In writing, as in life, it's important to be honest with ourselves. We all write for a myriad of reasons. For some it's love, money, a sense of pride or accomplishment, or perhaps the winds of whimsy just spirited people away to a river of words. Whatever reason has drawn you to writing and kept you on your path, it's yours. No one can ever take that away from you. Now that you're writing - which makes you a writer by the transitive property, congratulations - there is a lot of concern lately over what you are and are not allowed to write, and that is what I'm going to attempt to address here.
A Fantasy Anthology
Over the last year I've been working on fantasy short stories in my off-time. I finally have five that I'm willing to put together in a single anthology work. Now that the writing itself is done, now begins the editing. I thought I would take this moment to go through my process and show others how I do things. If you're interested in hearing about the stories themselves, I'm afraid I'm holding that to chest for the time being, but sign up for my mailing list to receive an email at the end of the month where I go into detail about the stories that are included.
Who I am
Hello! My name is Erebus Esprit. If you're reading this then you probably have some idea of who I am, but allow me to introduce myself anyway. I am not a writer by trade. I do have some formal education on the matter as well as a history of personal research, creative decisions, and public feedback on literary matters. I have many opinions on how writing is and how it should be, but a lot of those fall under the category of 'this works for me, so I do it.' I will likely repeat myself whenever I talk about writing, but I'll go ahead and say it here and now: these are just my opinions. Take what works for you and do it.
Drops of Darkness
This blog is for Erebus to share musings about writings, philosophy, and other miscellaneous things.
Erebus Esprit is a fantasy writer from the United States. He primarily writes Sword & Sorcery Fantasy and Urban Fantasy.