Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Second Story Reviewed on Creepy Pasta!

I love it when history repeats itself in a positive way. I had my second short story reviewed on 'Creepy Pasta' and needless to say I am elated! Within two days I've had almost 900 views and there's no sign of them slowing down. To me, it's just another example of the journey of being a horror writer coming to fruition. So, to all of you following a similar path, the best advice I can give you is to just keep on with what you're doing and things will work themselves out, no matter the time it takes

Friday, March 18, 2016

Best Horror Film of 2016, thus far

I recently had the privilege of watching what I feel is the best Horror film of 2016, so far. 'The Witch' had cinematography that reminded me of past horror classics and was also based loosely on many of the mythologies surrounding historical witchcraft. From the beginning of the film to its climax ending, I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. It was quite refreshing to myself, especially, when considering that horror is a genre that is best considered an obscure cliche today. I'm happy to say there is still hope for the future of it

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Almost 4000 views on 'Creepy Pasta'!

I'm happy to say that I'm elated that my short story 'The Tale of the Torturer' has close to 4000 views on 'Creepy Pasta'. I'm also very excited that two other of my stories are going to be up for review as well. I'm always looking for other media to share my darkened dreams with the masses and am very grateful such a site exists. I think that is what makes today special for writers of every genre. There are several avenues online to reach an audience, something most of yesterday's writers had absolutely zero luck trying. That being said, I wonder if there are other sites that are similar out there

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pressing on, as usual

My time lately has been non-existent. Having taken on the ambitious endeavor of working two jobs and writing my new dark fantasy when time presents, I can honestly say I have a much deeper appreciation for rest, namely sleep. I can literally say I have worked the last month non-stop and still the passion remains. I believe that sometimes a writer must prove to themselves just how far they are willing to go to achieve their greatest aspirations, even if it means having no life outside of work and production. It always makes me remember something my first employer told me when it came to 'Getting Rich', as he would say. ' You go do what the other guy won't do'
Perhaps the same principle rings true with the creative world.
Since there are literally thousands of writers, and I don't know how many other artists of other trades, maybe the only way to get noticed outside of them all is to simply press on.
If, or if not the case, I don't see any other option presenting itself to me at the moment. And maybe that's a good thing

Monday, January 11, 2016

R.I.P David Bowie

I was deeply saddened by the news of the tragic passing of rock Icon David Bowie. I thought he was the ultimate trend setter in both music and stage performance of his era. As Ziggy Stardust he set the precedent for glam rock bands and to a degree, Hair bands as well. His crossover to films was exceptional too. I thought his portrayal of 'Labyrinth's' The Goblin King was ten times better than any Hollywood regular could achieve  and his delving into obscure subjects, such as the Occult was also a testament to his artistry. I grew up listening to him and will never forget all of his fantastic contributions to everything he was involved with. He truly had a golden touch

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Problem with 'Dreams'

'Dream'. The word itself con notates images of subconscious and non-attainable fantasies beyond all sense of imagination. I find it quite ironic that when people discuss the subjects of achieving goals, especially when they pertain to ones destiny, the very terminology they use can actually be counterproductive. Even though I more than understand that no ill will is meant when someone says to anyone that they should always strive to 'live their dreams', I honestly believe they should spend more time to decipher what it is they really mean. Specifics might be more along the lines of 'Strive to attain your highest aspirations'  or 'Achieve your most desirable potential' because I feel if your not totally specific, than anyone you might wish those positive influences on might waste more time 'chasing' the dream than actually living it. When you consider that a dream is little more than an uncontrollable series of visions one experiences when they submit to slumber, to wish someone a life revolving around the same dynamic leaves plenty to be desired.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

No rush for new project

With my new dark fantasy works, I really don't have what I'd call a sense of 'Urgency' at all in terms of a timeline of completion. This is something definitely different for me since I enjoy completing works as much as I do creating them, period. I have actually planned out a timeline that seems enormous for most, but when you consider the hectic work schedule of my life, it may or may not pass as simply as an hour would. Considering that this specific work is far larger and grander than any other project I have ever worked on before, I definitely want to make sure that the finished project is something so enticing that whole world will take notice!
With a project so large, you begin to find value in the adage 'Piece by piece, one can move mountains'.