In June of 2009, I started Crooked Fang as my way to tell the story of Xan Marcelles. It started out as a screw-off project, wasn't updated regularly, and really just made no sense at all. But I enjoyed writing him as a strong main character, whereas before he'd always been a secondary. He had a good strong voice, and he had his own story. So I kept up on it. With the support of my new-found network on Twitter, his readership grew at a respectable rate, and the feedback I received encouraged me to try harder, and to perform at a more professional level. I started posting weekly, even though every indication insisted that I didn't have the time. At the time I was also doing weekly flash fiction via #Fridayflash which I eventually halted in favor of more pressing projects, but at the front always was my beloved Crooked Fang.
Friends, readers, I've decided that Crooked Fang can indeed be made into a novel, and with the help of some very generous and talented people, I am working to make this dream a reality, even to the extent of producing an original album after fate or destiny crossed my path with a certain musician.
I hope to have this all worked out by October, or at the very least the album. The novel should release around the same time but bear in mind, this is all brand new to me. Those of you who know me know when I plan something I take years to execute it and when I do execute it, I set fires.
So I'm throwing down a match, watching the trail blaze up to the date I have in mind for Crooked Fang to become a reality. Will it glow in the night as a beacon? Or will it explode?
Only time will tell.
Crooked Fang has been posted for free to any internet passersby for nearly two years. As of April 1, 2011 that will no longer be the case. I have a Guest List, which is a personal email list used by Xan Marcelles “himself” to email his readers. Only those people will continue to enjoy the story's continuation and extras while I finalize the first draft and beyond, up to publication.
For any of you interested in joining this exclusive list to receive communications regarding the project and from the vampire himself, please email this address and simply state you wish to be signed up. This is a legalities to prevent accusation of spam, and there are no exceptions to this rule to receive these sorts of goodies.
You can also “Like” Crooked Fang at his gorgeous new Facebook page address.
For what it's worth, I'm excited. Scared. Amused. Very broke. This is not a tiny undertaking.
I think you will all be pleasantly surprised at the manifest of my team's efforts.