The Fatal December series

The poll is closed, and the lovely people of Twitter have voted that I write Backstage Confessions, the first in the Fatal December series next. And so I shall!

I also thought I’d share a little bit more about the overall series, such as the characters, the general plot and so on. It’s a comparatively new series of mine, as most of my ideas are up to ten years old, whereas I first had this idea in 2013.

As mentioned in my previous post, this series revolves around the members of a band, set up in high school between four friends. They’re known as Fatal December (FaDe, for short) and used to do mostly small-scale gigs, playing at local bars and parties, hoping to make it big.

Dante is the lead singer and guitarist of FaDe, and at the beginning of Backstage Confessions, he’s struggling personally and professionally. His girlfriend died at FaDe’s last gig, and he hasn’t been able to play since. Instead of pursuing their dream without him, his bandmates have decided to go on hiatus until he gets better, unknowingly putting a lot of pressure on him. Dante meets Kate (the where and how still need to be figured out), an aspiring musical actress, who gets under his skin even when he repeatedly tries to push her away.

I’m not sure I can tell you more about the other books without giving away spoilers, but each of them is dedicated to one of the other three members.

  • Hometown Sweetheart: Chase (bassist, back-up vocals) and Nala
  • Behind the Scenes: Rick (guitarist) and Kerry
  • Blindsighted: Will (drummer) and Abby

One of the four also gets a sequel, but I can’t tell you who that is 🙂 I’m also considering a spin-off with Kerry’s brother, who’s an actor, but that’s still up in the air.

I have a lot, and I do mean a lot of research and planning to do before I get started on this series. For one, I have no idea how bands work, what goes on behind the scenes and all that stuff in the music industry. For another, I really want to get into the habit of planning ahead, having a complete outline and maybe even character profiles and all that, before I get to the actual writing process.

I’m really excited to start this story, and I keep wanting to just dive in and write, but I’ll be strong and do the prep first 🙂

You’ll find updates on my progress of this story on my Twitter, and I’ll make sure to write a blog post every now and then with the latest news.

Happy writing!
E.

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Help me pick my next project!

I have what I call “brain troubles” a lot, where my brain won’t shut up and keeps giving me new ideas and whatnot when I’m busy doing something else. Some recent examples:

Yesterday, it insisted that I start a new story, which is all fine and dandy, except it decided writing a whole book series would be a good idea. I mean, I am ‘between stories’ so to speak, since I finished writing my NaNoWriMo novel last week, but seriously, a series?

Even worse is that I’m actually indulging this asinine thought and trying to decide which of my series to work on first. My brain picked out three from my idea folder, but one of them is a trilogy, another has five intended books and the other five plus four spin-offs. You see my dilemma?

I’ve got a poll happening on my Twitter right now, asking my followers (and anyone else who wants to vote) to choose the series I should start next, but I figured it might help if you know a bit more about the genre and the plot.

First up is Backstage Confessions, the first in a five-book series about four members of a band and their personal and professional struggles. Dante and his band went on hiatus after Dante’s girlfriend died at one of their gigs. He hasn’t played his guitar since, but slowly finds his way back with the help of his bandmates and Kate.

The second series begins with All About Business, a story about Janie and Gage, who have little in common and live in different worlds. Janie runs an inn with four other women (her twin, her cousin, her friend and her ‘sister’) in a small town, while Gage is a successful engineer from New York City. They clash and sparks fly, but Gage needs all the noise and action that can only be found in the city, while Janie can’t imagine living anywhere without the strong sense of community and support of her hometown.

And lastly, Meant To Be, the first in the The Tales of Chance trilogy. It’s the only supernatural/fantasy series that I have, and the titular hero is Chance, the son of Lucifer, who has a mission to fulfill, but he begins to struggle between following his destiny and protecting his love once realizes he can’t have both.


Here’s the poll again:

Backstage Confessions is currently in the lead, but voting will be open until later today, so pick your favorite and let me know which one you’d like to read most 🙂

Thanks to everyone in advance!
E.