First off, l wish to extend a thank you to Amber for the amazing blog header that you see on my website. She has been so great to work with for the covers, bookmarks, and banner, as well as she’ll be doing the interior once it is time as well. She can be found here.
Yesterday, I spoke of seasonal writing patterns. After many years of analyzing my own with the Hubby Man’s help, we’ve broken it down. I tend to lean more toward horror and psychological thrillers during the darker months of Fall/Winter. It’s during the brighter months of Spring/Summer that the fantasy mood comes out and I write those.
I’m not entirely sure why my body works that way other than the lack of Vitamin D in the darker months tends to activate my severe depression more. Maybe it is simply the darker months so darker writing trend. While I can’t pin one detail down that causes it, that is the way it has worked for me.
Currently in Utah, USA we are transitioning. The days aren’t as bitter cold and gloomy as they once were. Our heaping piles of snow are dissipating and leaving behind mass floods. We’re in a state of transition from cold months to warmer ones. That leaves my writing in a state of limbo. I have just enough time to sit down and pen the first draft for the next horror novel, which I intend to do if I can get the plot laid out very soon.
I will also be beginning the read through and editing on Dragon Bond (working title) to get that cleaned up and ready release. As the way things have been going for me, I will probably be releasing that one in May/June area.
The official release date for Malevolent Mind is still up in the air. It will be sometime in March, but until I receive the edits back I’m unsure of how much cleanup I’m actually looking at doing. I don’t know how so many people can set hard and fast release dates and keep them when so much of the end process is outside of your own hands. Apparently, there is more for me to learn, which is always the case.
Now, I better get started on my long To-Do List for the day.
Remember, L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.