Writing Excerpt: New Blood, Old Soul

“I don’t know why you always have to hold these meetings at night, Vincent,” Charles scoffed before he sat down before the large oaken desk. Charles Middleton was the editor-in-chief of Dark Sky Publishing, a publishing company that published Gothic horror.

Vincent Delacroix sat back in his ebony leather office chair and folded his hands on the desk. He stared at Charles, feeling angry at the man’s suggestion. To him, Charles was a weak man, unable to perform the smallest task that Vincent needed him to.

Vincent was the CEO and founder of Dark Sky Publishing. He built the company up from the ground, attending to it much like he would a lover. The company was Vincent’s baby, and he preferred to hire only the brightest individuals in the publishing field. It was one reason that his company was as successful as it was. He knew the economy and the needs of those authors he represented—and the editors.

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IT Igniting Nightmares. Maybe.

When you are alone as a kid, the monsters see you as weaker. — IT Extended Trailer (2017)

As August opens, I find there is only one movie that I am looking forward to. In my house, there are usually two types of movies that I watch: the Happy Go-Lucky children’s movies with my daughter and darker films by myself or with my husband.

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When I was growing up, there was one story that affected my writing, but that was not the only influences that it had. The story changed a generation, instilling Coulrophobia upon masses. My sibling was affected by this. Of course, I’m talking about IT.

When the newest film adaptation of IT was announced, I was abuzz with excitement. IT was one of the novels that I fell in love with. Stephen King is one of the authors that inspired me. Shortly before I moved out from my mother’s house, I bought the mini series on VHS.

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