Things I Need to Write the Dead and the Dark
As a writer, there are three things that I need in order to get a book finished.
1: Being alone. I can’t write when other people are in the room with me. If they’re in the house but in another room that’s fine, but they need to not speak to me. The distraction of another person makes it very hard to concentrate on typing words, so the more alone I am the better, and faster, I write.
2: Tea or Cocoa. I have no idea why this is, but having a cup of tea or hot chocolate around while I’m writing actually helps me write. Taking a sip seems to soothe something inside of me while I type. *Shrug* I’ll chock this up to a writer quirk that makes no sense.
3: Music/Movies. Sometimes having sound in the background helps me concentrate as well. I don’t like writing in complete silence. The trick with this one is that the music has to fit the mood of the book and the movie has to be in the same genre I’m writing, otherwise I get thrown off and can’t write.
Those three things are important to my creative process. Number one is especially important. Trying to carry on a conversation while writing/editing is pretty much impossible and even trying to do it makes me crazy-grumpy Number two is also important—not even water or another beverage can replace the tea/cocoa. I know because I’ve tried. Number three is tricky but I’ve learned what music goes with what I’m writing so I can pull tunes up on my iTunes with no problem, and as long as the movie is in the same genre I’m golden. If I’m writing vampires, I put on a vampire themed movie. If I’m writing ghosts, ghosts movies go in.
I once thought I was immune to such quirks, that I could write anywhere, anytime, no matter the distractions. I learned very quickly this was not the case. I can still hear my muse and the writing Gods laughing at me!
Over The River by October Weeks
Genre: Dark fantasy, horror, paranormal
About Over The River:
Joslyn Faust passed away in 1940, after losing all but one of her children to death. The Weatherby Mills history books paint her as a kind, generous woman, willing to lend a hand to any one of her neighbors. Weatherby Mills lore, however, blames her ghost for the deaths of at least four men.Source: Info in the About Over The River was from the press kit from the publicity team.
That’s where Delilah Isles and Milly West come in.
Working for the New England Spirit Society, the women have seen many violent and cruel attacks by human spirits and non-human entities. After all, the most violent and disturbing cases come to them. They know the myths about Joslyn Faust, so when the case comes their way they are both anxious to start investigating and uncertain whether or not it’s a case for N.E.S.S. But the first time they set foot on the Faust property that uncertainty is vanquished, because Joslyn Faust turns out to be a whole lot darker than they anticipated.
Meet The Author:
I’m a dark fantasy/horror writer and a reader with too many books and not enough shelves!
I live in Vermont. Autumn is my favorite season- October and November are my favorite months.
Loves: reading, writing, movies (horror, sci-fi, and fantasy especially), taking walks, fishing, and family
Obsessions: Lindt dark chocolate, the SyFy Channel (Haven and Warehouse 13!), The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, The Walking Dead!