Author has written 2 stories for Boardwalk Empire.
As you can probably tell by my work, I'm deeply intrigued by the characters of Boardwalk Empire, one in particular. I recently coined the phrase "Harrowin' Addict." No, really. It's copyrighted and everything. But I've found I'm in good company.
My foray into the fanfic universe is a recent one, having begun with the question of "what if" and ended with...well, it hasn't ended and hopefully won't for a while. Especially now that I hear Boardwalk has been renewed for its third season. Maybe we have to wait close to a year for it, but that just gives me more time to figure out where to go next with the writing.
The most fascinating part of this series, at least for me, has been its historical backdrop. My protagonist has a strong affinity to music (much like me - besides being a writer, I sing lead vocals in a rock band), and for me to connect elements of the story with the music of the period, I had to familiarize myself with it. I've done a good deal of research on Prohibition, World War I, and my home state of New Jersey in the early twentieth century. Truly a wondrous voyage.
It’s been a bumpy ride. I’ve gone from a fairly subdued existence to dealing with sudden bursts of creativity and adrenaline, perhaps bordering on mania, and resulting in bouts of insomnia. My mind churns day and night, and sometimes the well runs dry; more often than not, real life takes precedence and I get frustrated. Now and then, my heart becomes clouded and my demeanor darkened, and I just need to stop and take it all in, then put on my headphones and let music sort it all out. God knows I’m not making a living from it – at least, not yet. But my imagination is out of its cage, running as fast as my fingers can hit the keys. My waking dreams might be impossible, unattainable, even completely effin' ridiculous. But the simple act of recognizing them gives me clarity, and chasing them is making me free.
Special thanks to the writers and cast for bringing the world of BWE to life in a way that has inspired me like few works of art can. A round of thunderous applause for actor Jack Huston, whose electric deliverance of Richard Harrow has short-circuited maternal instincts everywhere. And an even bigger "thank you" to my fellow Harrowin' Addicts and others who have taken the time to accompany me on this journey.
TO THE LOST!
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