Monthly Archives: June 2012

When One Door Closes…

My recent situation has my thinking in sayings like: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” and “Never say Never.”

You see, I’ve been working on a novel (a supernatural mystery) and was just about ready to write the rough draft – when I was stopped in my tracks by a pinched nerve in my neck (which practically stopped me from doing almost everything for a month). I’m slowly getting the use of my right arm and hand back but just typing this post is still difficult.  Typing an entire novel, at this point, would be impossible. I sort of use the NaNoWRiMo method – I write the entire draft/outline in a month, so that means a lot of typing every day.

I really miss writing – and I thought, “Hey, I can still edit on paper!” So a few days ago I pulled out a rough draft that I had shelved over 2 years ago (I actually have 3 of these.) and printed it out. The name of the almost-novel is Potion. It’s a young adult supernatural fairy tale inspired by “Hansel and Gretal” and my short story, “Blueberry Eyes.”  Note: “Blueberry Eyes” is one of the short stories in my collection, Supernatural Fairy Tales. 

Potion is a big mess. I have a lot to do. Especially trying to figure out Past-Dorlana’s notes and reorganizing. But I think the story has a lot of potential.

So why didn’t I finish it 2 years ago?  At the time I was working on the rough draft was around the time I was still working on the finishing touches of my other two YA supernatural fairy tales, and I guess I just needed a break. I’m not sure when I would have returned to the genre, if ever, if this situation had not happened. So? Blessing in disguise? That remains to be seen…

Love and Laughter,


Jaclyn’s Ghost on Nook

Hi Friends,

Just wanted to let you know that JACLYN’S GHOST  ebook is now available at for $2.99.

Ghosts, Mystery, and Fashion.

Can this diva solve her own murder,

 or will she be stuck in limbo forever? 

Jaclyn's Ghost

Jaclyn’s Ghost by Dorlana Vann


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