Posted Friday, 10/11/19
Now that The Crypt Artist has been to bed, so to speak, I'm moving on to other projects that have been on the backburner for quite awhile.
So, what's next?
Not one to rest on my laurels, I'm back to work on Glinhaven. The novel is already about 3/4 finished, set aside so I could complete The Crypt Artist, and I'm hoping to finish it by the end of the year. I know the end story for Glinhaven, it's just a matter of writing it and then undergoing the editing process yet again.
Glinhaven is not meant to be long and complicated, but rather my appreciative nod to the gothic fiction genre of novels I read during the 1970s and 1980s. The books gave me many hours of reading enjoyment, especially those written by Dorothy Daniels, Marilyn Harris and Marilyn Ross (aka Dan Curtis/Dark Shadows). Glinhaven is basically my attempt at the same, and I must admit I'm relishing every moment of the process.
After Glinhaven is complete, I plan to move on to Bloodlust, which is not quite halfway written at this point. Since it's predecessor Bloodfrost is scheduled for release later this year, I need to get myself in gear and finish the second part in the Bloodline Trilogy (by yours truly writing as Deidre Dalton).
I've also had a few other projects on the backburner over the past year, which I hope to complete in 2020. These include Blood & Soul (part three in the Bloodline Trilogy), a historical essay about Lizzie Borden, the Luscious Leftovers Cookbook, and Native American Cuisine. There is also talks with my publisher about writing a ninth part to the Collective Obsessions Saga, and penning a sequel to Celtic Remnants. In addition, I would like to continue work on In the Shadow of the King. I began the book many years ago, and would dearly love to see it come to fruition.
I'm just hoping to find time for it all, alongside with living my personal life. It can be difficult to find the perfect equilibrium between writing and a happy home, but I'm doing my best. Writing often wins out, although I've tried to temper it somewhat over the past year in order to achieve a fair and equal balance for those who are near and dear to me.