Okay, so Halloween is over. It's update time again. Seems so much happens in my life in any given week(s) that I realize I don't know what ya'all know and don't know.
First, thanks for the congrat's on me making the finals of the Kreepy Krawlys contest. It was an essay contest for a haunted attraction being built in Ohio and we had certain guidelines of what must be included in the essay. The attraction is built based on the sort of writeup that was put in the essay and the prizes are sweet including getting a special effects person to make a form of the winner's face and a life-sized model put into the haunted attraction as one of the murder victims. I have on my bucket list to have my hand in the designing of a haunted attraction, so if I win this contest, I freaking have another check mark on my life-time to-do list!
Next, I heard back from the editor where Julie and I submitted our book proposal "Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories (Desert Edition)" and she wants to pitch it to the publisher. Fingers crossed. We filled out the necessary paperwork and are completing the last of the abandoned sites for the book to have it all nicely done and edited probably before Xmas. It is a proposed 5-book series including city, farmland, seaside and mountains.
As well, I have a few chapters done in my book "Was That a Ghost?" that helps people figure out if something that happened to them was paranormal or not. Some day, when I get free time, I will be finishing up a SyFy screenplay and rewriting a western horror novella. Did I mention that I'm determined to be a writer full-time?
My son's fiancee is applying to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon so it's possible that next summer I might be moving there! Ya'all know how much I want out of the desert. Wahoo! You can expect that if this happens, I will transition GHT to a more autumn-themed blog with a professional new makeover to its look. So far as content, expect a helluva lot of haunted lighthouses, creepy-ass cemeteries, and backroad trips to quaint little towns and abandoned sites--more than usual since the weather there permits it year-round and here the sun and rattlers drive you indoors. And, ya'all know me well enough to know I need to tag along with some Bigfoot hunters, as well (also on my bucket list!) Can you imagine the goofy-ass videos I'd do in the woods in the middle of the night looking for BF while trying to take a leak and scared out of my wits?
I would also like to do a series of videos hanging out and filming fringe nerds like LARPers and Vampires, Mufon meetings and Furries. Whatever is weird. I will film meetings and then hopefully insert some of my own commentary to the camera about these groups and the meeting experiences. I have always been fascinated with alternative lifestyle folks and those into role playing and such and they beg the standup comedian in me and the open-minded fun gal who thinks everyone should just do what pleases them.
So far as this blog goes, I am planning a series of interviews with intriguing people in the world of talking-to-the-dead and communication with ghosts. I also hope to be doing some unusual things such as doing a psychic reading on video so you can see how the process goes for me. I want to take you more in to the world of fledgling psychic skills so you can work your own and demystify the process. I also want to do more into the gains we've made in ghost hunting and the gains still necessary in the field. I will always have plenty of giggles and goofiness and more than enough new episodes of LAUGH (next episode this Thursday) and my ridiculous quizzes.
This weekend Julie and I and another buddy we met through the blog world are hitting the roads for more abandoned sites for the book and tons of interesting, creepy and probably silly videos on the road trek that will be shared here on the blog next week. You can count on me to show you the weird world I travel in, whether it's the ghost hunting one or the abandoned sites and cemeteries ones or freaky festivals.
You can count on me to balance intellect, curiosity, bawdiness and hilarity with my usual ham-fisted clumsiness that both makes you smile and cringe.
My personal life? It holds promise (smile). I don't doubt I will have a love life and I will be contented. I am so very long overdue for it. Right now, I'm just writing and having new and fun experiences, getting into some mischief and making great memories for old age (a loooong time from now).
*Tomorrow there will be a post about the case for and against ghosts being souls of the deceased. Just another in my series of mind-opening explorations in the theory world.*