I'm not talking about continuity when it comes to ones novel, I mean continuity when it comes to ones blog. My blog in particular. I know, I know, I've been about the worst when it comes to writing continuing content - if not daily, then at least weekly. Sadly, I've done none of these things for at least the whole year.
I can blame it on outside influences, the little bouts of depression I've dealt with this year alone, but I blame it on my sheer inability to conjure up something I feel is 'worth' it to talk about. I felt I had little to nothing to actually talk about, something casual readers will find interest in. But if I'm to create and grow a fan-base, it has to start somewhere, right?
So I've decided to continue writing, and even if it's about 'nothing,' it's still something. Just because my book isn't out yet, doesn't mean I have to wait until it is to write something worthwhile.
But never actually writing.
That changes. And change, as I've learned a lot this year alone so far, is a-okay.
I now have a Newsletter. (Hint: Click the Page Link at the top of the page to see a picture of the site. Click the picture to Subscribe to the Newsletter.)
I've changed the original outline for The Dark World Series, and for those who have followed me when I was self-published, you'd know the last book (Book 5) was to be solely about Dracula as we met him in Book 1. I'm glad to say this has changed and the series will not effectively 'end' with book 4, but continue on to book 5. The story I'm writing now has a lot to share, a lot to say, and it was wrong of me to try and tidy it up so I can share one Vampire's tale (and how I would do that troubled me as well). I'm secure enough in my writing to say you can catch glimpses of Dracula's intimate happenings as it is revealed to other characters, but there will be no (for now) sole book based only on the Dracula we were introduced to in THE DARK WORLD.
But the title of Book 5 remains DRACULA.
Yes, yes it is.
But trust me. It makes perfect sense.
I can't wait for you all to read it.
And if you're following me on Twitter, be sure to reply to me or post about my books or this blog with the hashtag: #DarkCreatures
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Let's try to get it trending, what do you say Dark Creatures?
And if you're brand spanking new to the world and haven't been able to read a copy of THE DARK WORLD when it was self-published, you are free to subscribe to the Dark Creature Newsletter where I do a bit of explaining on the Dark World and how its come to be as it is. Also, I introduce myself and whatnot. :)
Thank you very much for following me and what I do, and reading THE DARK WORLD SERIES, when it was THE DELACROIX SERIES. It means more to me than you know.
I plan to thank the special people who read those first rough copies with special goodies and things once the re-released version is out next year. (Fingers crossed it's around my birthday. DOUBLE FUN TIMES.)
Kind of like that? Maybe? If anyone's up for that sort of thing? No? Ah. Ahem. Yes, well. I'm off to actually write (and apply to more jobs and see if I got accepted to one of the many CUNY schools I applied to, and take my vitamins, and drink water, and...)
KEEP YOUR BITE, DARK CREATURES!
So I'm writing this via my iPhone whilst getting a cup of tea and thinking about the day ahead. I've a few chapters lined up to work on but also some anxiety about absolutely nothing but that's to be unfortunately expected. Anxiety and I have a long history. Not a pretty one. But I learned a way to combat it is to get up and DO.
So I'm up. I'm awake. Boiling my tea water and thinking of my characters. A change of pace seems best for them right now.
I believe it's why I'll have them get a bit roughed up, have a few characters that are at odds with each other scruff it out a bit and move on to their seperate-but-oh-so-intertwined destinies.
Hm. Today shall be as extraordinary as I allow it to be.
Strange headaches aside, I desire it to be monumental.
So shall it be.
How's your day going/gonna go?