Though I am still working with small press BelleBooks/Bell Bridge/ImaJinn who reissued my Dana Ransom contemporaries last year and will do so with my Nancy Gideon vampire romance series starting next month, and I’m still waiting to hear on a YA paranormal series proposal that’s been languishing at one of my NY publishers, I’m spinning my wheels on where to turn my immediate attention: to the next book in my “By Moonlight” shape-shifter series, to reissues of my historical backlist along with new volumes in each, self-pubbing a romantic suspense that’s completely written or shopping it with publishers, or fleshing out the outlines for a historical YA paranormal series? Or watching Netflix and taking a nap . . . Unfortunately Netflix and nap is winning.
I’ve been resting on my creative laurels with the January reissue of IN THE WOODS, the horror novelization I wrote years ago as a precursor to the Indie film of that same name. The film’s 15 Year Anniversary screening and upcoming release on VOD and Blu-ray (for which I just recorded a commentary track with the director/screenwriter and hunky leading man!) stirred up a renewed passion for the movies. So maybe that IN THE WOODS 2 screenplay may be in the works soon . . . Here’s a look at IN THE WOODS, now available on Kindle.
Hundreds of years ago their battle began . . .
In an age of knights and sorcery, a good king must raise a monster to protect his people from the demon unleashed by a dark-hearted enemy determined to claim his kingdom. But once called forth upon blood-drenched fields, can such evil ever be truly laid to rest?
To a present day community held hostage by fear, a serial killer will soon be the least of its worries after two off-duty firefighters enter a forest and find a grave. What they dig up isn’t a victim or family pet. When they race from the woods, they bring a timeless hell with them . . .
Based upon the original horror screenplay IN THE WOODS by Lynn Drzick, now an independent motion picture.
So many choices, so little time and it’s time to pick one and move forward. I’m presenting a program on DEADLINES: MAKING THEM, USING THEM, KEEPING THEM to my local RWA chapter mid-month so I’d better start practicing what I preach.
How do you kick yourself into gear when it comes time to pick your next project?
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
IWSG awesome co-hosts for the February 4 posting of the IWSG will be Gwen Gardner,Dolorah, Sarah Foster, and M. Pax!