Musings in the Dark: 2018


From the Vault...All Hallows' Eve

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  It occurs during my favorite
season.  My birthday’s about ten days removed, it’s the middle of football season, I’m cooking “real” food, and the air’s got a nice snap to it. For many, Halloween’s about trick-or-treating, costumes, candy, pranks, haunted houses, parties, great TV...yanno, cool shit like that.  For me, it’s always been about the candy, movies and costumes, but as I got older, I became fascinated with the origins of the holiday.



It has been six months since I last posted anything.  This year has been unbelievably dense and hectic, what with learning how to navigate a new job in a new country.  My first year in Indonesia was uneventful, which is how I prefer it.  Hopefully, the second year will prove to be better, as I don't want to have to move again anytime soon.

I've stopped working on my most recent fic "Come to Me," as the Muse went silent in March. I haven't heard a peep out of her since.  It's frustrating, as I was enjoying playing in a new fandom, but oh well.  I did outline book 3 of the Nightingales series with the intent to work on it this summer, but that didn't happen either.  Perhaps I'm in a slump.  It happens.

I keep lying to myself about protecting my writing time--clearly I haven't--but I want need to.  I don't like going silent for so long when there are things I want to blog about.  It may come down to actually setting a weekly alarm to make that happen.

Anyway, I just wanted to touch base since I've been MIA so long.  I promise not to let so much time go by for the next post.


Fic Update Alert!

Chapter 2 of "Come to Me, Inside My Love" is ready for reading.

“I didn’t say that,” he said, taking a sip of coffee.  “I said you have darkness in you.  Don’t be afraid.  We all do.  Most people try to lie and pretend they don’t, and won’t acknowledge it.  But if you are to be with me, to rule with me, you must.  It doesn’t make you evil to own every part of yourself.”  He began to eat his third and final egg.  “Knowing yourself is key.  You understand that on an instinctive level; you wanted to know who your parents were and you want to know who you are.”

Read more here.


New Fanfic Alert!

Well, 2018 unexpectedly brought me a new fandom to write in: Star Wars.  The pairing in this instance is Rey & Kylo Ren (and if you watched The Last Jedi, this should be of no surprise).  Funny thing is, I am not stoked about this new trilogy.  I was "meh" after The Force Awakens and even more so after TLJ.  As an antagonist and agent of the Dark Side, Kylo Ren does not do it for me.  Not one bit.  Not even a slice of a smidge. 

But the Muse, oh the Muse...she hit me over the head and here I am, five chapters into a story I don't really have time to write.  I certainly hope you enjoy.  We'll see what happens.


"Leia squeezed Rey’s hands.  “You can’t stay with us, Rey.  Not now, maybe not for a long time.  You need him.  He needs you.  You have to go to him.”"

Read more here.


Year-End Wrap-Up

So 2017 is a wrap!  Is it me or did that year go by fast?  It's like I can't keep up.  Like certain plans were made (or thought of) with a particular time frame in mind, but before you know it, the year has passed and you haven't done a damn thing you intended.