My name is H.A. Larson and I am a Woman of a Particular Age. I occasionally write ghostly and horror novellas, as well as some editorials for different publications, from my desk in the Midwest. I'm a hiker, adventurer, and traveler. I'm an ex-pat in-training that likes wine and Renaissance Faires. I'm a music fanatic and I much prefer a book over television.
Good morning and welcome to the Write Life! It's been a few weeks since my last post, but working a lot of hours every week at two jobs doesn't leave me a lot of extra time. Fortunately, my second job has slowed hours for the next few months, which happen to be my last few months. It's a nice breather that has allowed me much-needed time to ease back into my writing life.
I've written a few articles for Slime&Grime as well as an editorial for a state group's newsletter. I also dusted off one of the books I have in various stages of completion and am working out the plot details. If I'm still grooving on it, I'm going to dive back in. Either that or I will look through another of the books I've started, or I might just start a new book altogether.
I have been busy working on a book, but it's a different kind of book. It's a short book about basic urban prepping, another topic close to my heart. I feel that it's always better to be overprepared than underprepared and I've been a prepper for years. Not an extreme one, mind you, but a minimalist one. And, since I live in the city, prepping can take on a different quality and tone. I'll definitely keep you updated on its progress.
One significant thing I've done in recent weeks was to take a look at my already-published books. Every once in a while, I decide it's time they all get a new cover. Putting a new cover on a book is not only easy in the self-publishing world, but a quick way to breathe new life into an old book. This is nothing new for me as I have done this three times previously with each book. Here's how I updated The Box:
I think my biggest cover difference was for The Melody. I never really did like any of the covers I made for that book, so I really feel like this one, finally, suits it best! Take a look:
What do you think? Let me know in the comments.
If you want to take a look at my other updated covers, head over to the My Body of Work section of this blog. There, you can also find the links to all my books if you're interested in reading any of them!
So, it appears that I truly am back in the saddle again. It's been such a long, hard road to get back here, but after the journey, I really feel like myself again. Thanks to you all for sticking with me all these years, through thick and thin. Your support and encouraging words in comments, messages, and emails have meant the world to me! I'll be posting on my regular schedule again starting next week. Until then, Happy Friday, and have a great weekend!