New Year, New Blog!

Hi everyone

Happy New Year! I hope 2015 proves to be fabulous for you all!

I have a couple of major writing based new years resolutions this year. The first is to launch – as I am today – my sister blog to this: The Darker Realms, at

The Darker Realms is a blog for my horror/occult/supernaturally themed writing. It will have some poetry from time to time but will primarily be for short prose pieces, serialised stories and short/micro stories in that theme.

In 2014 I wrote a trilogy of horror novels and in doing so went back to my first literary love – the world of Lovecraft, Poe, Stephen King, Ira Levin…the list goes on…

When I wrote the novels it came so easily and naturally I wondered why I hadn’t just written horror all the time – perhaps that is why my other published work (be it my self published novels or my poetry) is often so dark. Embrace the shadow!!

If you do like that kind of writing please visit and/or follow my sister blog. I’d love to share that aspect of my writing with you and also to find other writers in the blog-world with similar literary obsessions. 🙂

My other resolution is to try to get the horror trilogy a literary agent and then published in the more traditional sense. I know this is a lot of hard work then relies on a lot of luck, but this is the year I am determined to give it a go. Wish me luck!

In the meantime, have a wonderful 2015 as I said before!


Helen V

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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29 Responses to New Year, New Blog!

  1. philipparees says:

    Wishing your new life, new blog, new initiatives every success Helen! I too have grasped the nettle and relaunched a more focused blog- still called Careless Talk but I have added the ‘Costs Lives’ part and hope to engage others like you to both comment and submit ideas for guest posts or interviews on the Appearance Versus Reality gulf and what it means for writers trying to straddle that divide both verbally and administratively. Fancy adding your experiences of silence into words? You have half touched the subject here! All the very best for 2015

  2. Green Embers says:

    Happy New Year! Oh yay, exciting new blog! 😀

  3. Have a GREAT 2015 Helena 😀
    BTW I’m now also following your second blog as well to double my enjoyment 😀

  4. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    Attn all Helen Valentina fans – a SECOND blog – be sure to call over and subscribe to it as well 😀

  5. mgill0627 says:

    Good luck with your new blog. That sounds fascinating and ambitious.

  6. I am so happy to hear this Helen I am going over now for a visit! You have a gift for horror XD

  7. Noora says:

    Happy New Year, Helen!

  8. Solothefirst says:

    Reblogged this on Rambles, writing and amusing musings and commented:
    How exciting! A must follow!

  9. Solothefirst says:

    Wow how exciting Helen, I cant wait to read

  10. gpcox says:

    My best wishes to you for even added success in 2015!!

  11. anjali says:

    Happy new year i read your post i really love this

  12. venket786 says:

    I wish you Happy New Year

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