So I've been incredibly secretive about something for the past couple of months. If you watch my daily vlogs, you will have noticed I've been talking about writing a lot for a project but never going into more detail than that.
Honestly, the reason for that was because I wasn't sure I would even finish the book. I have started so many stories in my time and not one have them have ever been completely. I thought this story would be no different.
The story follows a 27 year old woman called Jessica, who had a traumatising event happen to her when she was 7. No one believed her, just the way they didn't believe that Billy Bob's travelling circus was haunted by a vengeful and sinister clown. When the the circus arrives in Jessica's town, she knows the rumours are true. She knows, because the clown is back and looking for her.
The story behind the story
Ilan got in touch with me one day stressed out and annoyed at some company requesting a poster for an upcoming project they were working on. They didn't think to give him any guidelines on what the clown looked like other than half his face must be burnt. Ilan came up with this terrifyingly grotesque creature to find out, that when they already approached him, they already had a model for the clown, which looked nothing like the clown Ilan had designed. After hours of working on a new image he was finally rejected as they chose to go for the artist who only charges in exposure. Emotionally battered and bruised he told me he made the image look like a book cover so it could simply go into his portfolio and make him feel a little better about the whole ordeal.
An idea popped into my head that I could make a little story for him. We could print two copies out and it would be the ultimate 'best friend token'. He created the cover, I created the story.
One thing led to another and Ilan in his excitement told more and more people, we spoke about it more and more and it organically turned into something that would become public and not just between us.
The deadline was pretty short in book writing terms I suppose, but god loves a trier. I have worked every single night (minus an evening or two) for two months solid writing the book so far, with almost a month of re-editing I am so unbelievably excited to announce it will be on sale from the 9th December 2016.
So yes, I may have written a story, but Ilan's imagination and talent was definitely my muse.
Personally I am just so amazed I finished a story. My first ever one. Something I have wanted to do my entire life, good or bad, this achievement means the most to me over how successful the book will be. However, if you do support the book, I cant thank you enough.
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