So its been a few weeks since my last post and there is a good reason for that.
Life changing and life saving heart surgery.
Quite simply the biggest and most traumatic surgery I have ever been through! But, after nearly a week in intensive care and now two weeks at home I finally have the faculties to get back to writing again! So where does this leave me and Tapeworm Slim 2?
When I was in hospital 2 years ago it was the inspiration for my magnum opus book! It was simply the whole reason it got written, as cited in previous blogs, was because of experiences in theatre and the whole feeling of being alone and scared to death.
But having had surgery and spent a recovery time learning to walk again and having PTSD from some of the procedures the whole thing has somewhat left me fractured inside.
So gone is all the rage and fear from the first book and I am now just worried, appreciative of life and a general sense I am going to be sick all the time! Although that’s just the medication!!!
I am left with a new life, one where I have big pieces of metal in my heart, I’m a higher risk of stroke but I will have more energy and a greater ability to endure and enjoy life. Its a whole new perspective. I have only returned to writing a few days ago but, as I reach the one quarter mark of Tapeworm Slim 2, the content may start to reflect a different me.
Its worrying in a way, this fractured and yet rebuilt version of myself, doesn’t quite know how to feel about things. Plus I am still recovering from a 9 hour heart operation so I don’t feel great. So what does this mean for all the characters in Tapeworm Slim 2?
It doesn’t change the arc of the story but the content and direction of some of the characters may!
I cant write for too long due to the fact that my ribcage hasn’t fused so I am still in pain but my intention is to return to blogging more often now. As for the writing, I’m still loving it but, like my characters, I need some time to make sense of things. I never thought this would affect me like it has. The plan is still late 2017 release but where parts of it go now I don’t know!
Tapeworm Slim 2 isn’t horror in the strictest sense, its more vast, political and has a great charged love story at the centre, so there is less gore and torture than the first one. Yet I feel different and, as all my life experiences contribute to my writing, its going to be interesting to see where this one goes now!
I’m lucky to be alive, still a dad, looking at new challenges but I now have a whole new piece of my heart to get used to.
So forgive all the altered images of myself as its all expressive, why not click on the menu above and buy a copy of my book Tapeworm Slim and read an exert of the last surgical nightmare of my life before this one!
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