Random Friday

Even though I try to stay positive, there are days where I do feel down for various reasons. Including how the internet is changing too fast and I’m sick of trying to keep up. Maybe blogging and individual websites are going the way of the dodo, but I keep finding new followers for this blog, while my Facebook pages don’t attract anyone.

So I guess some people still look outside of Social Media for stuff – much like I do when I research something or someone. I’m also sick of fake news and trolls and all the hatred going around, but there isn’t much I can do about it, so I keep going… except it sort of reflect itself in my writing.

I mean, the reality is so sickly that when I write, I want to go somewhere else – not a perfect world, mind you – and tell stories that help me feel better. It’s not easy to write comedy, but I’m not into drama either at this time in my life. And definitely not into horror, so I’m afraid my last vampire novel won’t have much gore in it. But then, none of my vampires through the centuries are very bloody.

I also can’t write romance while watching many relationships end up in shit and #metoo and all that stuff. Can we please get along? Maybe the apocalypse is already happening, we’re just not aware of it. If we make it through the darkness, we’re headed for the age of abundance.

Anyhow, if you feel you need some input on how to be a writer in this fucked-ass age of rot and resistance there’s some good advice there. I’m feeling I’m starting again a second career, still indie, still writing what I want to read, and even if I haven’t found my 1000 True Fans yet, I’m grateful for the handful I have.

I’ve got word from Writers of the Future. Of course I still qualify for their contest, but I don’t know what to send them at this time. Maybe a novella that was rejected elsewhere. Maybe nothing. They’re offering a book of writing advice for free… with their Volume 34.

I still have too many books to read, both fiction and non-fiction. I shall pass. Wrapping up the vampires this weekend so I can check the novella I want to send Tor when they re-open in July. And write another short story before diving in the next story that already has a cover.

Have a great weekend! 🙂

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  1. I’ve always found Facebook completely useless. I started a page when I stated my blog and the only useful thing to come out of it is that I’ve been able to message a few authors on it to inform them about a review.
    I agree with you about relationships as well. Is no one happy anymore? I feel like no one stays together, and there are so many issues… Of course, I’ve got my tin foil hat on right now, so what do I know?

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    • LOL! Gimme back my tin foil hat, please! 😀
      It’s a time of great changes in our consciousness but boy how hard it is… sigh!
      Things will only get better – when we reach the bottom. Not sure we have reached it yet, though…
      Now let’s smile and wave like the British royals… Smile and wave! 🙂

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  2. Just smile and wave, and pretend you’re coping. Maybe if you do that long enough, you might actually start believing it’s true. At least, that’s what I’m hoping is the case. 😉 In the meantime, there are books to hide in, where you can pretend nothing that bad would really happen in real life… Honest… Just keep telling yourself that. Do you believe it yet?


    • I do believe in faeris, l do, l do!
      Wait, it’s not really what you’re saying, is it?
      Where’s my unicorn? Ah, there it is!
      C-ya! 😁


  3. Haha! No, not quite what I was saying, but if it helps… 😉

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