It’s no secret that October is my favorite month. Okay, yes–mostly it’s because I write paranormal-themed books. Oh, and fine, if you HAVE to know the truth, I adore chocolate, and hoard my Halloween stash of Whoppers, Snickers and Hershey miniatures well into December.
But the real reason I get giddy in October…I love pretending.
Think about it: when else can you dress up and walk around as your favorite hero (or villain), and it’s considered socially acceptable? Even cool?
Only in October.
When can you release your inner Alfred Hitchcock and host a gory Halloween party, complete with un-dead prom photos for your guests?
Only in October.
When are you allowed to creep up and shriek like a banshee, scaring the dickens out of that snotty little brat in your Girl Scout troop, and then fake contrition when she bursts into terrified tears? Yep, only in October.
You’re judging me. I can tell. But I know you all love to pretend as much as I do. Maybe you resist dressing up like a fictional character, and maybe you don’t even get a secret thrill out of scaring kids, or being scared silly, yourself. Yet I’ll bet my chocolate stash you live vicariously through your characters–both the good and the bad.
That’s what we writers do.
To that end, here are some dates to keep in mind this October:
October 9: SSRA PRO-be meeting at 10am at the Homosassa Library. This one’s designed for those not yet at PRO designation, but all are welcome as we meet to discuss your individual writer concerns and questions.
October 18: SSRA General Meeting 10am at the Homosassa Library, followed by a program on Myth and Fantasy in Romance, presented by the talented Flossie Benton Rogers. Immediately following our meeting, stick around for the Author’s Fair from 1-4pm, with your chance to score signed books from all of your favorite SSRA published authors!
October 31: Halloween!!! 🙂
Dylan married her high-school sweetheart and they are busy living out their own happily ever after in sunny Florida with their two incredible daughters and a snoring Shiz-Tsu.
Dylan can be found online at: DylanNewton.com