So it has been a bit since I’ve updated this blog. If you didn’t already see the announcement, I’ve built a special blog that is snippets of thoughts from Charlotte’s life (my heroine in the Of Light and Darkness Series). It is her journal of sorts and it includes some pretty fantastic art (that I do not own), so I advise you all to go check it out if you’re in the mood for some light reading before you dive in again to the world of the Occult cities and magic folk! (book 3 is coming soon and I can’t believe it!!!)
There have been some things happening in my personal and professional life of recent – most of those things I cannot share until a little later. But you all are used to me being a tease – so hopefully, I can talk about it soon.
I am in the midst of writing book 4 in the Of Light and Darkness series. I have several ideas also for companion novellas and spin-offs, but I have made a decision about something, and I’d like to discuss it with my readers…
I have so much fun in my own head, sometimes. I have so much fun in this world of magic and mayhem, and I really don’t wish to leave. There are some plot bunnies floating around in my notebooks for some sic-fi novels and such, but for now, I’d like to write continuously within this world I’ve built. Of course, I am not only referring to the Of Light and Darkness series, but any new series ideas that I begin to toy around with. I’d like to continue to play within this surrealism sort of fantasy realm that so many of the people that I look up to also like to favor, (people like Miyazaki and Del Torro).
I’ve decided (for now) that each of my books (even my new, non-OLAD ones) will take place in the Czech Republic. Why? Because it means something to me, and each provence of the country seems like a vastly different world. I figure this way, I get to introduce you to all of it. And I may choose to explore some surrounding countries too…
I’ve also decided (for now) that my heroines will continue to have some variation of red hair (strawberry blonde, auburn, or…glow-in-the-dark, like mine.) Why? It’s not because I am some ego-maniac. It’s because I believe that writing should feel organic – and for some reason, the color of my central character’s hair makes her easy for me to identify with. Argo, my writing comes more organically. Maybe this seems silly to you, but it works for me to be able to place myself in the heart of the story. And also because I’d like to see more redheads in literature – perhaps, I am biased.
So in a nutshell, I am very inspired. I am writing like crazy. There are many more things coming soon. They will almost always deal in dark, surreal fantasy of some kind. They will almost always take place in Europe (Czech, specifically), and they will almost always include a redhead.
So, tell me your thoughts. Are you game? Are you interested? Are you reading?