Thursday, 1 October 2009

The Beginning


Extremely pretentious.

I've always thought of them as a waste of time, especially for writers. If you have the time to blog, you should have the time to be actually writing something of substance. Sometimes needs must. This is what I have always been bad at, self promotion.

So why a Jevron Mc Crory Blog?

My first novella just got published.

Not my first story you understand. Just something hopefully worth publishing, maybe the first worthy addition to my 'official' canon. So I felt a blog was mandatory.

The novella is called 'Swan Song' and I'm rather proud of it.

It depenses with a lot of bull shit in that it's simple, brutal and hopefully effective. More than that, I feel it's desperately needed in an age where the vampire has been reduced to a high school crush that's only slightly more dangerous than the average misunderstood jock.

I like 'Swan Song' because it's unflinching, and it's MY idea of a REAL vampire story.

Over the course of this blog, I will try my best to give something unique of other blogs, not my thoughts on who's winning 'Strictly Come Dancing' or my latest movie review (you can check Amazon for that), but more the planning and my thoughts on how my stories come into being. Hopefully, there may be amusement in comparison of my original notes to the final product. This blog may actually essentially turn out to be a drawing pad for my intentions for future work.

I'd like that.

Take onboard 'Swan Song', I'd like that also.

I know Katrina would.


  1. Welcome to the blogging world, dude. I've had a writing blog for about a year and a half now and it really does help to flesh your writing out but there are times when I'm strapped for writing material on it. You do what you have to do!

  2. Jevron,

    I have always known that you had it in you, when at the age of six you picked, up a book that was beyond your age of understanding and asked me to read it to you. You make me very proud as always.


    02 October 2009 19.31

  3. Jevron, I enjoyed your post "The Beginning" for I, too, have just begun to get into this whole publicity thing now that Dance on Fire has been published. I knew I would be doing some of this, but it has surprised me just how much there is. Reading the post brought back all of those feelings that I had after Gaynor created the blog for me and handed me the keys, as it were.
    Congrats on "Swan Song". I just finished it this afternoon. I really appreciated your level of vocabulary which made the prose sing for me, much like Katrina sang for her intended audience. I think there's an art to that. Every word was in its perfect place. Much like you, I think, I'm turned off by the whole YA vampire story, so what you've done with your characters and setting, to me, was a breath of fresh air. Well done. I'll look forward to what's next from you.

  4. James, thank you so much for your kind words but most importantly thank you for taking the time to read Swan Song! It's very appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed it! Welcome, also, to the Vamplit family and congrats on getting your first book published! Onwards and upwards my friend!