Well, since my last post, I went through all my writing sites and social media accounts. Deciding which ones to keep and which ones to delete, so I had more time to spend on the ones I enjoy. I’m keeping my membership with the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and I applied to the Horror Writers Guild (HWG). They specialize in helping horror and speculative fiction writers. Meeting others of like mind and providing a platform and resources for their writers.
I also subscribed to the Letters to Poe site as they specialize in Gothic, and no one can write gothic as good as Poe. I have even seen every Poe movie, and almost all of them stars Vincent Price as the main character. I think my all-time favorite is The Haunting of Hill House. They did a remake, which wasn’t bad either, but the original is better.
I even volunteered to be a verifier for the HWA during their Bram Stoker Award Submissions. I want to be more active in my genre and learn all aspects of writing and not just the writing part. I’m still thinning out resources and organizations. I want to be active, but not so busy I don’t have time to write.
I subscribed to a couple of horror publishers such as Red Cape Publishing and Flame Tree Publishing. I’m reapplying for an internship with Coffee House Writers. I had been with them before, but not knowing what I wanted, I didn’t recognize the treasure I had with them. I wanted to write for Fansided. Don’t get me wrong, they are a great organization too, but I didn’t have time to write what with deadlines and SEO tags.
When I left Coffee House Writers, they wished me the best and stayed in contact with me, while when I left Fansided, I was soon forgotten. As if my year with them didn’t matter and the difference between the two groups also made me realize what I wanted. I want to belong. I want to be with other writers who think all writers are essential. That type of camaraderie is rare, but I get that with writer’s groups I’m keeping.
I’m seriously thinking about getting rid of Linkedin as I haven’t figured out the purpose of staying. I interact more with like minded writers on Twitter. I also connect with people who like horror movies and the supernatural as well. I would love to hear people’s thoughts on keeping or getting rid of Linkedin.
I’m working on a series of short stories where I use my sisters as the main characters in the stories. I just finished the one for my sister Claudia, and I’m presently working on the one with Rayna. I will post the others here so you can read them as well. I’m looking for ideas and suggestions for making them better.
Closing with an Edgar Allen Poe quote that I think captures writing entirely.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.