Apr 4, 2016
I am one of those dramatic and obnoxious men who every time they get a cold are convinced they are “patient zero” and the end of humanity as we know it starts with their over-aggressive cooties.
So today, as I was laying on my couch dealing with a cold and watching end of the world movies. I stumbled upon 28 Days Later. What I love most about that movie is the fact that is not about the infected (I will not say zombies because I know there are two schools of thoughts about it and fellow nerds will gang on me) it is about the humans and their capacity for compassion and cruelty. Every time I finish watching it, I think “humans are the monsters in this monster movie.”
Because “Good writers borrow, but great writers steal.” I decided that the horrors of human nature will be the theme for The Catcher’s Trap sequel: Worlds Walker.
I was born and raised in Chile during one of the most brutal dictatorships in the planet in the 70’s and 80’s. I know what human monstrosity looks like, and I want to write about it.
The continuation of The Catcher’s Trap gives me the opportunity to explore and challenge the idea that we, humans, are the victims and heroes of the monsters lurking in the dark.
I’m sharing this because the idea excites me and, as I continue writing Worlds Walker, I want to share the process with you.
I’ve created a blurb for the second book on Inkshares, but I will not ask you to follow it because there is nothing there yet. I won’t upload chapters or turn it into a draft until The Catcher’s Trap is out because the opening scene of the second book is a huge spoiler. But I will share with you my writing process and main themes. I will also ask you for ideas when I find myself trap by my own plot.
So I hope you enjoy coming along as I write my second novel (God help us all).
Have a fantastic week.