This is more for me but I thought I’d share.
ART TALK / this is where articles related to my art satirical magazine will be. I’m working on how I want this to take form in the future.
FICTION WRITING / the place for my personal fiction writings. One for general writing and the other leaning more towards horror writing.
WRITING + BOOKS / all things related to the actual art and action of writing. My writing that is. This also include things about literature in the form of reviews or things I’ve picked up along the way.
MUSINGS + OTHER THOUGHTS / everything else. It’s mostly my grievances about writing but will include my thoughts on my other interests and how they ultimately inform my writing.
I had every intention of participating in NaNoWriMo a second time around. I was going to use the opportunity to focus on finishing up the reworked story that I made a draft of last November. I continue to work through the plot holes that exist, but the was flowing much better than it was the last time I wrote it. But I continue to struggle with some of the character’s motivations.
The anthology is available on blurb as a physical book or here, as a PDF. Have a happy November!
Teetering on the edge of jumpiness and true fear, where shadows that whip at the corner of your eyes shift and change and those strange sounds that can’t be placed make themselves sinister. That thing you saw at the corner of your eye, might be a thing. Those strange sounds? Might be something to worry about. And there might actually be something in the dark. Take a gander at the unfortunate folks in this anthology that discover It’s the Little Things that hurt the most.
Tomorrow’s the big day, but until then, snuggle up with a comic adaption of one of the short stories.
Read it here.
Writing horror is hard. It’s easy enough getting the scary thing down: perhaps a monster chasing the main characters or someone trying to intrude in their home. But the idea is not enough to sustain such a story. One must create adequate atmosphere and creepiness to draw the reader in, suspense to keep them, and the horror rests and crawls through that established nest.
I’m the worst at letting my art leave from my hands. I cling to it and wonder how I might let it go to others, the perfect way it should be seen. And soon all that thinking causes me to put it away to deal with another day. And another day.
It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally releasing a book in time for Halloween. I voiced it to other people so that I’d be compelled to uphold my word and it keeps me going.
It may be a total disaster, but if I never try, I won’t have anything to build from and improve on. So here’s to first tries!
It’s the Little Things, a horror anthology to be released this Halloween.
An essay I wrote as a kick-off in anticipation for my anthology book that will be available at the end of the month. Do have a read and leave feedback if you would like!