Monday, April 5, 2010


I finished my latest book, working title Dark Woods, final working title Walk With Me Into the Darkness.

Excerpt here

I still need to re-write a bit of it, but my readers so far are giving it great reviews! One reader finished the entire book in one sitting, said she couldn't put it down.

Nice, eh. A grass-fire page-turner of a novel!

I admit that Cormac McCarthy's book The Road had some heavy influence on my novel. See, when I read The Road, I couldn't put it down. Had I not had work the next day, I would have read the book in a single sitting. I loved it.

I loved it.

I cared about his characters. I cared whether they lived or died. I read that book, watched the movie -- which is a dead-on adaptation of the novel -- and then said to my girl: I want to write a book like ~that~!

And so I did. I wrote Walk With Me.

Survival. Isolation. A morose view of right and wrong, although this is not as strong an undercurrent in my book as it is in McCarthy's.

Deadpan descriptives. A woman's point-of-view, which is absent from all of McCarthy's books to date.

And it's been a great learning experience. I believe I may have written my first publishable novel!

- Eric


Unknown said...

Best of luck! I realized my dream and got my first novel published: Angela 1: Starting Over, the first of three set in a coastal Texas high school. If interested, please click on my name and follow the link to my website. Thanks!

Lucy Ann Wade said...

Congratualations! I hope that it's successful. Best of luck - great blog, btw.

dolorah said...

I'm a little late getting around here, but congratulations. I really loved THE ROAD, and read it in one sitting also.

WALK WITH ME sounds very interesting. You speak about your novels with such passion; I'm sure that voice comes out in your writing.