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.