Waking up to an acceptance letter feels Really Good! More news to come around May~
I know it’s been a bit since I’ve posted on here, but I’ve been busy finishing up college and learning how to make Interactive Fiction. In between normal writing of course.
I have plans for a game that I want to make. Writing it is easy but I’m a complete noob when it comes to coding and learning that has been a pain. Thankfully I’ve found a really helpful discord server that’s willing to answer questions newbies have.
Since I’ve finished school, my passion for writing has been rekindled, which is exciting. I felt like classes kept draining me, made me not able to do much of anything outside of school work and lazy gaming. I’m looking forward to putting effort back into my own work and my own projects.
I still need to finish editing my book. I also am considering doing essays on the horror genre. Working on this game has me thinking a lot about 80’s slasher movie tropes (since it relates to the theme of the game) and I have A Lot to say about horror as a genre. I think it’d be nice to keep it all here, both to have somewhere it’s kept under my pen name and also to keep this place more active.
Lots to look forward to in the New Year!
I’m getting published! The Second Corona Book of Horror Stories is available for pre-order now. If you like what you’ve seen here and want to be introduced to some really awesome authors in the horror genre, please have a look and consider picking it up!
Any outstretched hand
When you’ve been beat enough.
Bare your teeth and bite.
If you must.
But try also to remember
A before time
When outstretched hands
Meant gentler things.
I recently started using a new social media site called Pillowfort. It’s been pretty great! No, they aren’t paying me to say this, I am just stoked. Why? Well, because the community is pretty great, but also because I started a horror writing group and will be posting weekly writing prompts that I will also be participating in. It is so great having motivation for writing. Not the long form stuff that I have to do by myself, but that quick stuff that lets you flex your writing muscles. That said, here is the short for this weeks prompt which was: “They have no mouths”.
We stood in the middle of the clearing, huddled together and clutching our flashlights. My sneakers were soaked from running through the dew coated grass all night. We were out of breath, dirt covered, and exhausted.
“I don’t see them,” Shelley panted, her voice breaking halfway through as she swallowed down a sob.
I’ve gotten my first acceptance and I’m stoked! My short story Back to the Soil will be in the Second Corona Book of Horror Stories by Corona Books UK. It’ll come out October 1st, though pre-orders will open before then.
It feels a little surreal knowing that after wanting this so badly for so long, I’m going to be legit. I’m getting published!
So, there is something that has been stuck in my craw for a while now and it has a lot to do with the misconceptions regarding mental illness and abuse. People who have never lived with these things just blow my mind.
This is going to get very long winded, so I’ll stick it under a cut to keep blog clutter down.