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Oct 26 2011

Endnacht – Update

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In case anybody’s wondering, yes, I’ve been working on Endnacht. I’ve written some stuff, but more importantly, more and more story fragments and scenes became visible to my inner eye and began to take shape. Characters emerged, atmosphere is building. I hope the whole thing will finally get a real heartbeat and a life of its own. It’s the first time in years that I’m seriously touching the keyboard for fictional writing again. I was afraid that part of me had already died and would never come back.

I won’t post any fragments or details at this time. Let’s just say that a character appeared on the set that a certain Heavy Metal band wrote one of their most famous songs about, and let’s say that this character will play a slightly alternate role in Endnacht than he did in the real world, or more precisely, he will do even more evil in the book than his real historical version had actually done (if that’s even possible). The character and what he is about to do in the novel are there to get some historical background to what will happen later in our present time.

I think genre fans will really love it, and non-genre fans will call me ugly names for it. It’s going to be something really, really sinister.

Back to playing with my toys now. Stay tuned for more – and learn some German; I’m afraid that I have to write this book in my mother tongue. I still don’t feel ready to write fiction in English. Sorry.

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Jul 09 2011

Announcing Endnacht

Published by under Endnacht,Software,Thoughts,Writing

A lot of things have been bothering me for a long time now, for several years, to be honest. And although deep down I always knew the answer, I never wanted to accept it.

I always wanted to be a writer, a movie director or somebody who created story-driven games, or better, interactive worlds.

I never wanted to be a day time programmer, writer of technical documentation, answerer of support tickets, network or systems admin, troubleshooter or listener to other people’s (technical) troubles.

Frankly speaking, I’ve completely lost the interest to spend time in my private life on learning more platforms and programming languages or building up new skills that no employer ever appreciated or paid me for.

So I decided to change a bunch of things and set a new course. I will no longer blog about IT related topics in my private time or post on related forums. Instead, after all those years of pause and procrastination, I will go back to writing fiction.

The current project is called Endnacht, and it is going to be something that I have wanted to write ever since I first saw George A. Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead almost 30 years ago: Endnacht will be my first zombie novel.

I will bring a special website for this project online later this year, www.endnacht.de.

Thanks to the Internet and Amazon, no-one needs publishers or book contracts anymore. Endnacht will be available as an eBook on the Amazon Kindle store as soon as it is finished.


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