After a long break I’m pleased to announce that the Horror Bites challenge is back. I’m sorry that it was away for a while, but life etc all got on top of me and something had to give, so my site was sorely neglected. Continue reading →
Ok so I’m a bit late with this, the first challenge of 2017 but then, as you are probably aware, I’m not the biggest fan of consistency hehe. The last challenge was a photo my son wanted me to take, but this week he decided to take a photo himself. I love how he is just as much invested in these challenges are I am, always on the look out for a good scene to insure creepiness.
So what can I say. Its day 4 & if I continue as I’m going the estimate is I’ll finish mid January LOL got a fair bit of catching up to do. Now you may be wondering how come I’m so far behind, so close to the start – if thats the case the keep on reading.
So its the big day where all across the world writers and frantically typing away at the beginnings of their novel. 50K in 30 days, easy peasy. Ok I jest, so not easy let alone peasy.
So with me getting back to writing and everything I’m doing something ridiculously brave. I’ve entered a piece of flash fiction into a competition. I must be mad to think that a thing I wrote might beat probably hundreds if not thousands of entries but if I don’t grab these opportunities now, will I ever.
OK so Its a few days before NaNoWriMo starts. I’m not organised, don’t have plan and thats ok as, this close to the start of November I never feel ready. One thing I do know however is I plan on being a Nano Rebel and writing several short stories to reach the magic 50K number of words instead of a complete novel. This means I need some ideas for stories, at least 5 x 10K horror stories.
With the launch of this new site I wanted to give new subscribers the opportunity to read some of my work but the new site is very bare of stories. I could have copied over my old stories but to be honest that seemed a bit too much work. So I had the thought that I’d create a wee book of stories from old work. The bulk of this work was published in 2014 for Sirens Call eZine, an online horror magazine.
I have not written anything substantial for around 12months. I have dabbled with short horror flash fiction but basically the past year has been filled with a drought of inspiration. Many things contributed to this, life, lack of mojo, and general laziness. But I think the rot set in during NaNoWriMo 2015.
Back in 2012 I was a novice writer and had discovered a great bunch of other aspiring writers who shared my passion for the written word. Though not all of them were horror fans, in fact I found myself in the minority. It didn’t stop me or them from connecting and introducing me to the wonderful world of shared writing.