I know I don’t post on here regularly, like, at all. I’ve not posted in over a year. I started a podcast last years, and I have kept up a website for it. Granted I just put in what I say in the podcast. However, the podcast, not even a year old, was put on the back burner because life got in the way.
I’ve realized when I start feeling anxious and like I don’t have control in my life, I start doing a lot of stuff. I start focusing on things other than what I should be focusing on because (like most people) I don’t know how to deal with my own problems. Towards the beginning of the year, I got real run down. I realized the podcast should be put to the side because, while fun, wasn’t something that I could see myself doing long-term, at least not right now.
I love talking about haunted places and murderers. Those subjects intrigue me, but it’s back to just talking about it with my family when the occasion arises. However, in giving up the podcast, I picked up something new, a family on TikTok.
Yes, you read that right, I am on TikTok. If you are on there, you can find me @feliciahuffman4. Thanks to an amazing person on there called @geezahgobble who created the character of Gladys in the Department for Lost Souls, and entire community had been created within the DLS. A competition was held back in July for people to play characters in the DLS. I did not win the competition, but it inspired me to create the character of Piper, a secretary of sorts for purgatory. Through this I met other creators, and we’ve made our own accepting family of demons, gods, goddesses, and people who work in the afterlife.
Now, you may be asking how is giving up a podcast and starting a character on TikTok not a lateral move. Honestly, I don’t know. It may be, but it’s easier for me to do skits with Piper and keep up with it, than it was when I was doing the podcast. I find more joy in playing Piper.
I also got my Etsy store going and have actually made a couple of sells. It ain’t much, but I’m just happy I’m getting some interest on what I have.
Now, onto my book. It seems as though Changing Tides is taking me forever to write just like Loved by Death. But have no fear, as I sit here typing this, I plan on writing some on Changing Tides momentarily. It seems my creativity in creating Piper has sparked a need to write on my book again. Let’s just hope I don’t decide to scrap what I’ve got and start again. (I don’t see that happening)
I’d say I’m around halfway through, and I would hope that I get a complete rough draft finished by the end of the year, if not sooner.
Anyway, that’s my update. It’s not an in depth look at the shit I have gone through in 2021 alone, but this isn’t the place to share all of that. I can’t say whether or not I will be posting on here regularly again, but I’ll try to post something at least once a month just so that you guys know I am still alive.