A Very Personal Post: LaCreeperie Writes A Book

At long, long, long, LONG last, I am finally entering full-on writer mode. Last night, while reading a Halloween anthology, I suddenly had an epiphany; I need to write a Halloween anthology myself. For as long as I can remember I have been the appreciator, the critic, the promoter of horror books and it's high time I wrote one myself. So full disclosure, you're reading it here first, I AM WRITING A BOOK. Let me explain...

The struggle I've had with just writing yet another book that may or may not get any kind of interest has been very, very real and a bit debilitating. I assumed it was the other debilitating affliction which plagues almost every writer; self-doubt taking over yet again. But no. I have always been a non-conformist, forever taking the less-traveled path in all things under my own control. So I was finding a lot of difficulty getting the excitement going for the writing I have been working on previously, and discouraged by that. What I have come to realize is that I want to put something out there that hasn't been done seven trillion times, but previously had no idea what that was, or should be. Until now.

Halloween themed books are very few and far between. I'm not really sure why that is, but I'm very glad of it because it's one of the main reasons why I am going in this direction. Also, I won't pretend it's not a perfect book to promote myself, (being that I run a horror themed bookshop) in addition to Amazon, and will be publishing it in ebook and Kindle formats, with the hope of a softcover edition to come within a year.

I am being completely transparent and open about this because I finally, FINALLY know I am on the right track, and have a (mostly) clear view of the path ahead. Stay tuned for updates on the book, which I will post here, as well as some tidbits on Instagram. I am shooting for an  October 2017 release, which does not give me much time AT ALL. But if all goes well. I'll have it ready for upload by Halloween this year. Why couldn't I have had this epiphany a few months ago, so I'd have more time?? Typical me. But I arise to the challenge, let's see what happens...

P.S. This has given me the idea to do a Halloween Anthology post, featuring the titles I have in my collection, or have read. That'll be fun, right? Stay tuned!