Damned Lovers 2: The Third Update

S. K. Nicholas is someone I am very grateful to have discovered as a writer and as a human being. I am always fascinated when he writes about the process of his self-reflection in his writing. “Why be anything less than the heart and soul you are?”

S. K. Nicholas


The second volume of A Journal for Damned Lovers is comprised of prose written over a twelve-month period from February 2016 to February 2017. During that period, I wrote just under 130k words that ended up on the blog. After the completion of each piece, I saved them in a folder marked ‘Project X’. Come March of this year, Project X became ‘Damned 2’, and so the editing process begun, all seven months of it. Those 130k words have been whittled down to 85k as a result of over a dozen drafts of editing that have sat alongside me writing fresh material for the blog, seven days a week, each week of every month. As with the first volume, it’s not just a matter of taking blog pieces and putting them in a book. It’s about taking a step back and reflecting on the ebb and flow of my writing over that…

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