A Date with a Vampire

Revising has slowed down. This has more to do with life getting in the way, less to do with my desire to finish this work. The best laid plans and all that. As a writer, I know often I set great goals and ideas then that little thing called life steps in and says, “Oh, no, no, no , silly woman. You have other things to do.”

But that is no excuse, and I refuse to accept it as such. Time management is essential to any writer. It is time to take control. Authors describe writing as a full time job. It must be treated as such. Your job does not accept you couldn’t meet your deadline today because you had to do dishes or laundry or take your three year old for a walk to the park. Your job is also not okay with your shirking because you have to work your other job. Every job has to be treated separately, and the energy must be found, no matter what.

As such, it is time for me to set regular dates with a vampire. And a vampire hunter. And the woman between them.


Let me check my schedule

I mean who wouldn’t want to spend time with an exceedingly hot and talented vampire with deep chocolate eyes and mischief on his mind. Not to mention a depth of heart to rival most mortals. Certainly not a fate worse than death.

Therefore, instead of the job before me, I plan on setting consistent and regular dates with my characters and their story. Specific date times to take them out and wine and dine them. Showing them a good time and hopefully they will return the favor.


About Courtney Sloan

A New Orleans native, Courtney Sloan relocated to the hills of Central Maryland after Hurricane Katrina. There she lives with her husband and fellow author, J.P. Sloan, their son and their crazy German Shepherd pup. Adding to her writing life, Courtney is also a professor at the local college and enjoys learning a world of new ideas from her students as she teaches them about writing and communicating. Courtney’s New Orleans upbringing has left her with a love for the macabre and a flare for the next to normal. She writes speculative fiction with a variety of horror and sass mixed in for flavor. She loves taking the world of politics that haunts us now, and adding the supernatural to create a gumbo of thrills to keep you up at night. A self-proclaimed lover of way too many fandoms, Courtney also loves crafting. From blankets to jams to stories, it’s always better homemade. View all posts by Courtney Sloan

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