Overflow: A Struggle.

I absolutely love that my mind is as creative as it is. Sometimes, it doesn’t stop being creative and my stories gain so much more perspective and grow. This series in particular, I could write (maybe) six books, four in the main story line, and two mini character stories.

It’s not just this series that attempts to barge its way onto paper, there are others. Some of them come from dreams, like Charlee or the story I have dubbed “Daisy.” Some of them come from trailing thoughts about a certain situation that I’ve encountered like my homeless guy story.

I also enjoy that I have a variety of stories that float to different genre’s. Like Horror, Thriller, Romance, et cetera. It keeps me versatile and I’m excited to be able to appeal to different audiences.

What isn’t fair? That these stories come out of the blue, all I can do is jot the idea down and set it aside. The excitement of story development has to be short-lived just because I have to focus on getting this book out and working on the rest of the series. If I could do this full time instead of working a full time unrelated job, I would be in heaven and… probably pump out novel after novel.

I can dream, can’t I?


I don’t have an excerpt to include, but a sketch of my main character in BTC. This is how I feel Charlee is, free minded and a daydreamer. I suppose some of her character is based on myself, but when you’re a writer, all of your characters are built with pieces of you. In this case, she would be my inner child, full of wonderment and love but also incredibly wiser than her years on Earth.

Please let me know what you think in the comments below.



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Erika Damn Castle!

I've always been told that I'm an adventurous girl and I cannot deny any of it. I would love to see the world and experience all of the stories it has to tell me. I am a child of the arts, developing my senses in music, painting, sketching, crafting, et cetera. But writing... it was a talent I believe I was born with. I'm not saying I'm an amazing (grammatically correct) author, just that I'm a natural storyteller. I can remember from the time that I learned how to read and write, I was eager to create my own world. I would scribble out tons of poems and short stories, then forcibly share them with my family (or even with my classmates). One of those stories resulted in the creation of this blog. Black Tears. As a child with an already wild imagination, I would always have these equally crazy dreams. One of those dreams was so vivid, that I awoke in the middle of the night and jotted down everything I could remember. From that point, the dream evolved into a poem, then a short story, and then to a complete story. It is the fruit of my 20 year procrastinating labor, and has been published into a book (the first of its series). Tune in to stay updated on the growth of myself as an author and the series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have loved creating it! XX , Erika

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