Yes, I know, I have been away for a while. But what better time to metaphorically come back from the dead than in the spooky month of October? (Anytime. Anytime is a good time to come back from the dead. Anytime except 2020. F**k this year for all time.)
However, I have some good news: in order to try and make up for having been MIA far too long, I will be doing a Halloween marathon of sorts. The plan is to share a few posts about the thing that’s been keeping me sane during this pandemic: video games, mostly of the horror persuasion. And so I’ll be writing about these, and related Halloween topics, until, well, Halloween. (I was about to cynically add something along the lines of “assuming we have one”, but remember: WE are Halloween, and no one and nothing can take it away from us. Or something. REMINDER: Google some inspirational crap to add here later.)
As for the bad news: I am still working on my second novel, Love Lost. OK, this is technically only bad news if you hated Father Figure (and if you haven’t read it yet, I will be having a FREE promotion during Halloween week, so grab it then, and if you do hate it, please leave a scathing review comparing it to Twilight, or whatever seems worse.)
More seriously; the bad news is that, although my work on Love Lost is advancing steadily, I still have absolutely no idea when it will be released. About the only sure thing I can say is: definitely not this year (which is truly a shame, because this year really could have done with one more post-apocalyptic horror novel out in the world, to fit the general mood). On the flip side, this year has been a goldmine of inspiration for horror/apocalyptic/any kind of depressing fiction. Yay. (And having written the words “this year” and “goldmine” in the same sentence, I just puked a little in my mouth).
But enough with the gloom and doom. ’tis the season of pretty fall colours, warm tea, creepy stories, cheesy horror movies, and candy. And I’ll be damned if 2020 will ruin any of it.
Oh, and please don’t hesitate to leave a comment if there’s anything you’d like to read about; this is your – the readers’ – website as much as it is mine, after all.
Cheers, and stay spooky!