This has been a very exciting week.
On Tuesday, I finished the first draft of the third Candy’s Monster — POED. It’s my Edgar Allan Poe inspired novella. If I were to follow Stephen King’s advice in “On Writing” (a fabulous book), I’d put the manuscript aside, hide it in the bottom drawer of my desk, for about six months before embarking on the second draft, but…. There’s no way I can wait that long.
So I’ve set it aside and will not go back to POED for a couple weeks. With freelance work and other projects, I hope I’ll be sufficiently distracted to go back to POED with a fresh eye. If not — I’ll pack POED away until there’s a chill in the air and, since it’s going up to 90-something today — that’s a long way off in Monster time.
On Wednesday, my guest post revealing the back-story on Bram Stoker’s Summer Sublet appeared on the Meeka’s Mind blog. Meeka is an Australian writer posting about books and musings about writing and life in general a few times a week. She also reviews books and loved Bram. That led to her asking me to do a “behind the scenes” story of the story.
We met through a LinkedIn group and she’s been very helpful, encouraging me to reach out to the loose network of blogs and sites that support indie writers. I hope to return the favor and support the launch of her science fiction masterpiece — as soon as it’s done.
Yesterday, the MONSTER week continued with the third of three Amazon reviews for Bram — all five stars! Since the book went live on Amazon, I’ve been anxious about the response of Tango dancers. The protagonist goes to a Milonga (Tango dance) and I found describing Argentine Tango through the eyes of a non-dancer to be an interesting challenge. I hope other Tango dancers will be as pleased as yesterday’s dancer/reviewer.
Today? Will the MONSTER week continue? Absolutely.
I’ve finally figured out what do with the haunted McMansion idea a few of us were batting about on this blog last month (July 16 post). I’m ready to write, right here in the MONSTER FACTORY!