I am sitting here on a beautiful Sunday evening preparing a piece for Tuesday, for you. It was a long trying day for me, but I’ve pushed that aside to address something I’m very excited about. Point of Infliction is turning 1!!! You may wonder why none of my blogs have celebrated Tomorrow Never Came or Blind Thirst. The truth is that this is my first go at this.
I love the fact that you’ve enjoyed the man behind the chaos, Derek Caldwell. That love I’ve heard many of you say you hate to admit speaks to the human condition. It doesn’t make you good or bad to love him. It just speaks to the way we view our world. Situations we label an injustice, which become overlooked because we become desensitized, are addressed by him. Therefore, I appreciate the response. I value it. It lets me know what you’re thinking and how you feel. I always want readers to feel something when they read my work. I want them to feel the message within the storyline, because there always is one.
To all those who have and will read this novel, thank you. You make writing exciting. So many unique minds encountering one body of work and taking away so many different things. It’s remarkable. This was one I enjoyed creating, and actually miss writing.
P.S. I’m glad you all enjoy the playlist!
Here are [4+1+4] 9 facts about Point of Infliction.
01. Point of Infliction was due to be released before Tomorrow Never Came, but was delayed due to writer’s block. Tomorrow Never Came was a smoother piece to write at the time.
02. Nara by E.S. Posthumus was the driving force behind this novel. I played that song over 430 times during the POI writing phase.
03. There were no personal ties from me to this book. It was derived from international and domestic news and media.
04. Prodigal by One Republic was one of the songs that helped the character development of Derek Caldwell.
05. In one of the deleted scenes of POI, Mariah Green was projected as a serial killer.
06. Derek Caldwell shares a birthday with Vlad the Impaler.
07. Camille means noble, free-born and Derek means “Gifted ruler”. Both characters were named in terms of strength and/or purpose.
08. Gary & Connie have a longer story line that was removed from the final piece.
09. Grandfather Caldwell & Arabella Caldwell were spontaneous characters, created as fillers, that evolved into having more than just a “one liner”.
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Summary: A woman’s life, as delicate as a flower, and as vulnerable as glass to concrete, pivots on the axis of life and death. Providence can warn her, instinct can shout to her to avoid the looming darkness. but she would discover it too difficult to ignore. Intoxicating and alluring, it would pull her in without effort, and strip away every sense of security she had. All those “it could never happen to me” thoughts would cease to enter her mind, and life would prove as agonizing as she imagined it could never be.
Providence was mother nature. Instinct was human nature. The darkness was Derek Caldwell.