Do you ever experience what can only be described as a “lack of time”? That point where you suddenly realize that you have way too many irons in the fire, mainly projects and work which can’t be ignored, and that those irons are burning away at the time you used to devote to the things you love?
The time that I used to set aside to do paranormal investigations, an endeavor that I love dearly, is now eaten away by researching and writing books on haunted locations……seems a bit strange doesn’t it? Writing about something that I only have limited time to engage in?
But, even though my investigation time is limited, I found that supplementing it through my writing gets me the “paranormal fix” that I so desperately need. After coming to that realization, I decided to approach my writing about haunted locations from a different angle. Instead of just researching and talking to people about the haunted locations that I was writing about, I decided to experience them firsthand; investigate when possible and incorporate those findings into my writing. It’s a win-win situation all around. I get to investigate plus get firsthand knowledge and evidence of the alleged haunted location.
Now to be fair, I’ve always tried to investigate, even briefly, a few of the places that I have written about in my other books, and incorporate my findings into that story. But, due to time constraints (that damnable lack of time again!), I wasn’t able to investigate as much as I wanted to, and was forced to depend on research, historical data, and other people’s accounts of what had happened. Well, this time around I’m doing it a bit differently. I’ll still have to depend a bit on others to get a full grasp of the story, plus delve deep into the historical research, which is actually fun for me, but I will also be using more of my own experiences to help flesh out the story, as well as including photos that I have taken at the investigation locations.
The book that I am currently writing, Haunted Northwest Arkansas, which is scheduled for release in September 2017, will have a lot of personal observations as well as the usually researched information, which I hope will make it a much more enticing read for everyone. I mean, what’s the point of being a paranormal investigator with over 30 years of experience, if I don’t use that knowledge and experience to help shed light on the alleged hauntings that I’m writing about….right?
So, keep checking back, connect with me on social media if you haven’t already and subscribe to my blog feed to get up to date information about how the book and investigations are progressing. I think it’s going to be fun!