The Hardest Part of Writing by Paul DeBlassie III – Guest Blog and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Paul DeBlassie III will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The hardest part about writing is…

The absolute hardest thing about writing is to tell the muse I’m done for the day since she’s always ready to add more to the mind-popping tale! She prompts the process of supernatural story writing with often shocking images and surprising turns of events. They are like a faucet that won’t turn off at first, then you learn to just ease up a bit and steady the energy on down. At that point, the inner muse seems to understand and fade off for the day.

Of course, problems start, when the muse becomes seductive, tells me that the scene can’t wait till tomorrow. She often says it’ll cool down and not be sizzling the next day. If I listen to that voice and push on then inevitably I’ll end up depleted. Tired out at day’s end is not pleasant. I’m grumpy, don’t sleep well, and wake up tired. It’s far, far better to know my writing limits and abide by those sacred boundaries.

After thirty-five years of professional writing and publishing, I know that fresh writing energy translates to well-written pieces. There’s always a satisfying sense of completion and well-being that comes over me when I’ve tapped in to new ideas each day, unique images, never relying on formulas. Each book is its own creation birthed from places of mind I’ve never before visited.
In Goddess of the Wild Thing, and my thriller writing as a whole, each word, sentence, and scene is packed with juicy goodness from deep places of imagination ready to be read, pondered, and enjoyed.

Winner of the Independent Press Award and the NYC Big Book Award for Visionary Fiction!

Eve Sanchez, a scholar of esoteric studies, is driven into unreal dimensions of horror and hope as she encounters a seductive and frightening man, criminal lawyer Sam Shear.

Sam introduces Eve to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s twisted affection threaten love and life. Struggling to sort through right from wrong, frightened yet determined, Eve nears despair.

Goddess of the Wild Thing reveals the dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where metaphysical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces impact her ability to love and be loved.

In the magical realm of Aztlan del Sur, a mythopoeic land of hidden horrors and guiding spirits, Eve, with three friends and a wise old woman, is caught in an age-old struggle about love—whether bad love is better than no love— and discovers that love is a wild thing.

Enjoy an Excerpt

Eve sharpened her focus. She saw the sharp nail of a witch’s right finger tracing Graciéla’s image on a foggy mirror in a grungy bathroom, touching the center of the mirror with a hatred so intense, the glass burned red hot. The mirror in Graciéla’s kitchen cracked. Shards jettisoned at the old healer then were magically warded off and drifted in place about her head and neck.

Graciéla’s energy, tired as she was, had fended off the pointed shards. She hadn’t been impaled. But the strain had ushered her from one world to the next. Death came not by the hand of another but by a weakened mind and body defending itself.

Eve, shaken, allowed her soft touch to stay on Graciéla’s forehead, confirming the horror of what she’d seen. Shamanic wisdom, often discussed between the two kindred souls, spoke to Eve as she stroked her friend’s head, remembering that death provided passage for one whose life had been well spent and whose time had come.

Eve wept.

After a few moments, she closed her friend’s green eyes and whispered tenderly, “Always my friend, always love, always together in life and in death.” She stood and wiped the tears from her eyes. A gray-brown, green-eyed, great horned owl hooted from the largest cottonwood branch outside the back window.

Eve heard Shirley finishing her call to the EMTs and police, and then walking to the front of the store to await their arrival.

One large shard lay at the end of the table, sharp tip pointed outward. It reflected Eve’s image, a glowing red ember menacingly centered at the brow point.

About the Author Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. is a depth psychologist and award-winning writer living in his native New Mexico. He specializes in treating individuals in emotional and spiritual crisis. His novels, visionary thrillers, delve deep into archetypal realities as they play out dramatically in the lives of everyday people. Memberships include the Author’s Guild, Visionary Fiction Alliance, Depth Psychology Alliance, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the International Association for Jungian Studies.


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  2. James Robert says

    Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  3. Diana Hardt says

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  7. Victoria Alexander says

    I’ve really enjoyed following the tour for Goddess of the Wild Things and I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for sharing all of the great posts along the way 🙂

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