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Welcome to Next Draft with Diane Hatz, a newsletter focused on fantastical fiction, writing, and other creative musings.
I'm in the process of republishing a book I wrote in 2008 - now titled Rock Gods & Messy Monsters. The book overflows with a surreal and comedic cast of record company characters. It reveals that dreams can turn into nightmares, and real power is being true to ourselves. It's a rollercoaster of literary fun! The publication date is not set yet but will be in or around July of this year.
I'm also 51,000+ words into my next novel. It's a bit early to give details, but there will be spirits, adventure, self-discovery, and social commentary. You can get a feel for the book's focus through the most recent articles posted in Next Draft. A lot is on spirituality and Law of Attraction.
Next Draft with Diane Hatz will share my research for the books and other creative musings, including opinion pieces on current events. On occasion, I'll even share what's on my mind. And look for articles about the publishing process and fiction writing in general.
My current goal is to publish an article every other week on Tuesdays by 7pm eastern and eventually increase publication to once a week. Apologies in advance for any delays - indie publishing can be so time-consuming!
if you've been here a while, you might have noticed the newsletter's focus has changed. I love food, health, and wellness, but these subjects are too broad for me to share effectively. And I don't have the passion for them I once had.
I've also decided it's time for me to pursue fiction writing and books 100%. It's what I've wanted to do since I was 15 years old, so I'm giving it one year. Then I'll evaluate where I'm at.
I hope you'll join me - or continue to stay with me - on this journey as I publish books and fulfill my lifelong dream of being a respected, remunerated writer.
I'd love to hear about any life changes you might be going through. May you always have the courage to turn your dreams into reality!
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