Sunday, November 20, 2016

And now back to writing...

Due to the release of Wicked Witches, an anthology in which my short story “The Witch’s Apprentice” appeared, October and the first part of November were fun, but busy, months.

I combined my appearance at the New England Horror Writers' booth in Salem with some visits to friends and familiar businesses. Of course, Salem is extremely busy in the last days before Halloween, so there was just enough time to say hello and "I'll come back after things wind down."

Yesterday was a fun reading at Pandemonium Books & Games in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a great little independent shop. The audience was great, the readers were great, and the shop personnel we great. It was a good cap to the Halloween season.

But now it's time to write again. I didn't manage to come up with an idea for a book for NaNoWriMo this year because I was too busy with the promotion for the new anthology. Next year I'll have to make sure I have something in mind before the end of August because things just get too busy once September rolls around. Do you find that, too? It seems that everything quickens. Families have to get children ready for school. College students are preparing for the next year. And for some reason, businesses pick up the pace. Maybe it's because now that vacation season is over, it's time to start new projects and finish old ones.

Even without NaNoWriMo, I have some short stories and non-fiction articles to keep me busy over the winter.

Have a safe holiday season, keep a cool head, and light a candle for world peace. We need it now.


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