An Update From Jadewik

Dear Witching Hour Readers:

I feel like I owe our blog subscribers a little update as to why I haven’t written much in the last year or so. 2013 has been quite the eventful year– the details of which may seem like embellishments from a soap opera. The long of the short is that I had a really rough pregnancy. I suffered from what I like to call “baby poisoning”, and I spent the better part of 2 months (42 days) in the hospital. My son was born 5 weeks early, but he is healthy and is now terrorizing my cats as he learns to walk.

I also lost my job in August. I spent 6 months enjoying my full-time job as a mom before finding something in my field. Things are rough right now as my new job is a great distance from my family, but we’re putting a lot of time into relocating which is one of the main reasons I haven’t been writing for The Witching Hour of late. The other reason I haven’t been writing is that my work computer has abysmally stringent firewalls which make it impossible to write at work. Alas, the mighty pen has replaced the keyboard…. and I long for the wonder that is copy/paste.

I do have some exciting stories on the who-knows-how-distant-horizon. Around August, I had just finished doing a TON of research on zombies, which I had hoped to furnish last October for a “zombie week”. (Perhaps I’ll have it finished by this October?) I also have a few things in the works on some Arizona folklore, and some old half-written stories that I hope to complete. I’m constantly amassing lists and lists of new topics and things to write about– if only I had the time!

I love the comments we’ve been getting, and I still try to respond to those as quickly as possible. I try to put forth the most accurate information available, and I’m happy to see a readership who is like-mindedly focused on accuracy. Thank you for helping me keep my facts straight!

In the meantime, I hope you’ve been enjoying some of the material our other authors have been busy putting together. (I’m really enjoying Ysbryd’s haunted library series!)

Thank you for your readership,