Atonement, Tennessee was a style departure for me. I usually write what I like to call “quest type” fantasy. While it’s a fantasy, Atonement is written in first person, and set in our current, real world. It was designed to be something I could write ultra-fast for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2012.
Since it was within the NaNoWriMo rules to use existing notes and research, that’s exactly what I did. (Again, the need for speed) I had unused ideas from developing The Dead of Winter. That’s why both stories involve Celtic mythology. However, without digging deeply into a self-analysis, I think that’s about where the similarity ends. The two books are quite different.
Right now I want to focus on finishing The Dead of Winter. However, I plan to independently publish Atonement soon. I got the free printing offer from Create Space, and they looked great. That really encouraged me. It was so exciting to have a “real” book in my hand that I had written!