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I have no idea why I’m writing a horror book. It’s one of my favorite genres to read, but I’ve never written anything but paranormal and fantasy romance. And there’s a little bit of romance in this book, but that’s not the main focus. My reading is so eclectic that I know I can’t write in EVERY genre I read. But horror has always been fascinating to me. So I thought I would give it a try. And I’ll have to say that this is the hardest thing I’ve ever written. I can’t tell if the violent scenes are interesting or not. Am I going into too much detail…not enough….? Are the scenes too long…too short….? The only way to know if this book is going to work is to set it down a week or so after it’s finished, then read it again as a reader. And then there are the beta readers. I’m really, really scared about sending this one out. What if my betas say this is trash? But what if it’s good? When I wrote Haunted Lake, I was able to get that spooky feeling that allowed me to write something a little dark. There was a little bit of mild horror in that book. Not anything really scary, although it would have been if it happened in real life. But the book I’m writing now has slasher type violence in it. I know I’m rambling, but I’m really, really worried about this book. I think this will be the last time I try horror. Maybe.

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