October: The month of Pumpkins, Chocolate and Bad Guys Back to Blog
Update: Rebecca’s winner is…Lynn Rush! Congrats, Lynn!
First I’d like to thank Cynthia for letting me play on her blog today! My name is Rebecca Zanetti and I write dark paranormals for Kensington Brava. My debut book, FATED, will be out February 22, 2011.
I love the month of October. The time when goblins walk among us and the veil slips between reality and the supernatural. And, well, it’s a time for pumpkins. Carving them. Eating the seeds. Decorating. Who doesn’t love decorating? Plus, you have the perfect excusing for toting around those miniature candy bars–in you purse, in your desk, in the car… It’s October!
This is the best month to write a good paranormal, as far as I’m concerned. There’s something about writing a bad guy during the month of October. The mist creeps higher off the ground, the clouds hang lower and well…nature crackles. At least where I live. Take the misty picture with the cold looking bench. Can’t you just see the villian wandering the rough path, thinking about doing evil?
I love a well written bad guy. But he has to be SO bad you don’t want to root for him. In October, it’s easier to create him. The bad guys in FATED are called Kurjans—pasty faced devils who hate the sun and like to kill. Of course the sexy good guys love the sun and are determined to end the Kurjans. For good.
There’s something about the moon in October. It’s more mysterious. Maybe preparing for Halloween like the rest of us. But if you’re a writer and you want inspiration, look up. Then imagine who else is looking up. Probably a bad guy out hunting prey. Or maybe a goblin or two out looking for treats. Or possibly a lonely writer trying to create the ultimate bad guy.
November will be here soon. The mystery of October will disappear until next year while snow blankets the ground. (At least where I live.) But for now, the mist is scary and the moon is veiled. Something howls late at night. And the bad guys roam.
So, here are a couple of questions: What makes the ultimate bad guy? Or, what do you like about October? I’ll randomly draw the name of one commenter and send a signed coverflat of FATED right away – and then an ARC when I get them. (I should be receiving ARCs soon, and will send one right out.) BTW – this will be the first ARC I send out!
Thanks for reading today!
Rebecca Zanetti has taken her experiences as a lawyer, college professor, Senate Aide, art curator and cocktail waitress, wrapped it all up, and decided to write about vampires and fate. It all fits together. Somehow. Please visit her at: http://www.rebeccazanetti.com/ for more information.Tweet It