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 http://www.helenmvalentina.com
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!