All Things Witchy
Ahhh, it seems as though summer is going by too fast! Mostly because there hasn’t been an incredible amount of hot weather this year. Too much morning fog and overcast days that don't burn off until noon. Of course, living in the Bay Area the weather doesn’t get hot until Indian summer in the months of late August, September, and October.
Well, I’ve completed 60 pages on the sequel, Beautifully Haunted. Yay! My goal is to have a decent draft to send off to my editors by mid-September, then comes the endless rounds of edits. Which honestly, I enjoy more. I get to add the elements and descriptive tags that make a book come to life for the reader. Insert peeks at Shiloh’s personality, thoughts and feelings. Create suspense in scenes where the pacing is too slow.
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of witch and witchcraft related reading. Both fiction and non-fiction. I’ve also discovered some great witchy blogs. The blogs are great for helping me with Wiccan research and learning more about casting and the Craft.
Although, the narrative of my series is loosely based on the actual Wiccan Religion; as a fiction writer, I have taken certain liberties with the portrayal of real witchcraft purely for entertainment purposes to fit the theme of my story.
The premise of the Spellbound Series involves an adolescent girl who is chosen by an ancient prophecy to have magickal powers to defeat paranormals and battle other evils in the cursed town of Whispering Pines. She accomplishes this with the assistance of her friends and family.
And I'm thrilled that there is a new witchy TV drama airing this fall! Yay! Along with The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith's, I read The Secret Circle novels and loved them. Now I can’t wait to watch the TV show.
For now, I’d love find more great witch-related teen books to read.