Good morning or whatever it where you’re reading this.
I hope you’re in good spirits and are enjoying your day so far.
I spent the last four days watching panels, readings, and taking two classes during Stokercon.
I learned quite a few things but what I’m taking away is the fire of other authors.
In all the panels, readings, and classes, I noticed one thing: there is a fire to produce in these authors.
I write a lot, and quickly, but I saw something in their eyes. It’s the ability to push away and grind. To put in extra hours at the desk of editing and/or drafting.
Horror is my safe place. I’ve always watched horror and it’s only been the last twenty years that I’ve truly read it.
I’ve talked about how I didn’t read certain things as a kid because of restrictions places upon my by my biological father, and I feel that set me back. I’m trying to catch up.
The first horror book I remember reading was Stephen King’s Four Past Midnight. My sister had it at her house and enjoyed the stories in that collection. Having a thing for vampires since I was little kid, I moved on to Anne Rice and her beloved Lestat. I fell in love with him in a way I’ve never been with another character.
I read all of the books up to Blood Canticle and while I know there are other books, Prince Lestat being among those, I didn’t care for those books. They didn’t feel the same. My love of Lestat was something I’ve wished to replicate in my own work.
He helped me get through a lot of bad things in my life and I wish for my own work to do that same.
I have two novellas I’ll be working on and sending off for consideration as well as sending out short stories for every call that comes in.
I also am considering what to do with a Political Thriller sitting on my hard drive. That one may get published under a pseudonym. I’ve considered this course since I wrote it.
I will be working harder this year than any year as I feel a fire has been lit and I’ll continue to fan those flames.
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