Seven Lines of Damnation – 1

1 Jun

“The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.  These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.” – Vince Lombardi

We are currently living in the crossroads in life.  The ‘computer age‘ or the ‘information age‘ whatever you want to call it, has changed things in life greatly.  This is not a bad thing, it simply means that we need to be like the willow tree and be flexible in our approach to nearly everything.  New ideas are needed for adaptation and for success in not only our financial world, but our personal ones as well.  Family structures also have changed, businesses have changed and more specifically (for me anyway) the publishing world has changed.  I was at my local mall the other day and walked into one of its book stores.  Admittedly, it has been many years since I frequented one (due to my health).  I was blown away by what I saw or pointedly, what I did not really see.  That be books!

Well know, I was forced to ask myself, why am I writing my novel if the future of books are in such peril (and the futures of books are in peril make no mistake).  Well for one, books as in the paper form (I hope anyway) and for two, the lack of interest in reading novels.  I really hope the second one is a cyclical phase.

I write, because I have something to say.  It is my core’s self way of expressing everything I have seen, thought, learned, comprehended, pondered and dreamed.  With that be said, I write for me.  If in the end someone enjoys what I have written, so much the better.  In adapting to today’s world and the two points I have just indicated I have spend many hours reformatting my novel into what I think will work in today’s marketplace.  I changed my novels into many segments novellas, ask most people will not spend the time to read a 500 page book, but will push through 100 pages if they are interesting.

My first novel’s title was The Seven Lines of Damnation.  The story is absolutely original and has never been conceived before.  Who am I kidding?  There are only new concepts not new stories or is it new stories and not new concepts… Oh, that does not really matter.  The stories premise is not a new one; it is old in fact; very old.  It started way back when some woman told some man to eat an apple and we have been apologizing for that act ever since.

The first novella is titled Man of Destiny, followed by Assilem.  In no particular order Shadow of Fire, Man of the Hour, The Forgotten, The Halo Truth, and Crossing the Line.  These novellas will be approximately a hundred pages making up my original manuscript.  Most of this is already written as I have been writing them for nearly two decades.  For health reasons, they are not yet finished and I am not rushing to put out crap.  I want to put our quality.

What are the Seven Lines?  Good question.  God (according to some religions) gave man the Ten Commandments.  These commandments need to be followed as the word suggests.  Failure to follow them, will bar your passage back into the gates of Heaven upon Judgment Day (Again, according to some religions. I, in no way, am trying to challenge anyone’s belief system in writing these books.  I, in fact, was raised with a strong RC belief, but like many, started to challenge that belief due to all the holes I have found over the years (that and the politics)).  Thus, the SLD and all the books that are in my Dark Side of Man series are trying to fill the holes with logical (and somewhat fantastic) pliable reasons for the holes and so, my first hole filler, The Seven Lines of Damnation.  The stories will center on a group of characters, which will become entrenched into what is said to be the longest lasting war.  That war is the battle between good and evil.  Not only am I trying to explain away problems in my raised religion, but I am trying to explain away all myths and urban legends (where I can).

To all those that have helped me over the years, my thanks.
More to come…


One Response to “Seven Lines of Damnation – 1”

  1. Randy Paré June 4, 2012 at 12:05 am #


    — Well said sir! Great Column..:)

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