The Northern Frights party was a blast. The crew is mighty and awesome and mighty awesome, and you should check out these authors as well as the book!
The Q&As & various posts will be up until Thursday, 4/20/17, 8pm:
Rosie and Smudge hung out with me and my refreshments, and I had the Clash & the Mighty Mighty Bosstones playing in the background. All in all, a great party, especially in my PJ pants & slippers.
This is some awesome stuff. I wanted to try something like it when I first discovered the link like 2 years ago, and even more now that I found it in some old bookmarks.
Cats by Serbian-born artist Endre Penovac on Bored Panda:
See more at: penovacendre.com •• Saatchi Art •• Facebook
Paintings! Just kinda felt like putting all these in one place today. Talked about oil painting with a friend this morning, and while two of these are watercolors, the conversation just made me really want to return to this stuff. Particularly the oils, but until I secure studio space again, I'll happily keep up the watercolors.
A busy fussy week comes to a close, and all I can think of is how I can't wait to hole up and get some creative work done. I have lunch plans for Saturday, then no appointments or anything until Wednesday, which has a few. In between, I intend to close all doors & avenues to the outside world (except brief strolls through the internet, and maybe a few walks in the real world if the weather's nice), and get some serious work done. I have a very interesting multi-part large-ish project that I just got to skim the top of this week. And there's a big batch of story words sloshing around in my head that I'll need to let out some time soon, too. Hopefully the head will cooperate now that I can sit and try to crank. This week's headaches have mostly hung out constant and unresponsive to meds (pretty typical), but also at the "will keep me off my A-game, but not away from work altogether" level. Which these days I'll take.
See you on the other side of it all. But until then, unless it's an emergency, piss off! And have a great weekend!
Breakfast in Connecticut. Lunch in Massachusetts. Dinner in New Hampshire. Lots of chocolate, Joe Strummer, David Bowie, & The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in the car. First published story in a book from Maine. I'm all over the place today, but drawing ever nearer to where I want to be. How was your day? Where were you? Where are you headed?
The cat's officially out of the bag! The Northern Frights Horror Anthology from the Horror Writers of Maine is live and ready for purchase:
Launch Party on Facebook Wed, 4/19: https://www.facebook.com/events/591281847732021/
This book contains my first official not-self-published story, "Liars and Lies," set in the BloodDreams world.
This is exciting and freaky at the same time. Yeah, I've put things out there before, but I had the sole responsibility and sole control over those things, with the ability to take them down & out at my whim. Not that I ever did, or think I ever would. Of course I will take things down from JukePop will when an official publishing happens. As it is, lots of it and especially the early parts have been re-written & are kinda stale, but hard to replace chapter-for-chapter as I rearranged, deleted, and added some chapters.
But that's a thing for another day. For now: Hooray! I now have an official published writer credit to my name. Stay tuned for how many more will come and how soon they'll arrive.
And please, buy this book!
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