I was very sad to find out that horror film director Wes Craven passed away yesterday. I don't know of a horror film fan alive that can't appreciate his contributions to the genre. I, myself, grew up watching several of his films from the original 'Nightmare on Elm Street' to the 'People under the Stairs'. Equally saddening to myself is the fact that aside from a few die hard fanatics the tragic event hardly made headlines. Yet, perhaps that is the true beauty of Horror: It's not meant to be enjoyed by everyone and to those it is appreciated by, it is revered indeed. With my favorite genre losing so many of its contributors, it is up to the next generation to keep the banners held high for I feel it is a tradition well worth keeping!
Sunday, August 23, 2015
After about a month of writing nonstop, I'm halfway finished with my new story 'Beyond Obsession'. The process with the new story is quite the same as every other I have ever written. A lot of Vivid imagery fills my mind and I do my best to transfer that imagery to paper via writing utensil. While I write anything, I do my utmost to stay mentally stimulated and ward off the demon that is boredom at every turn. After I'm finished writing this story, not that I know when that will be, the next step I take as far as writing goes is a complete mystery to me. I have been looking for publishing companies to send my novels, all three of them, to and I am still awaiting the horror website 'Creepypasta' to review a few of my stories as well. Perhaps, the future itself is not for me to know, but I feel the best way to predict the future is to create it.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
It's an absolute fact: I am a creature of ambition. So, when I look forward to getting a lot of plans accomplished you could say I get a tad disappointed when any sort of obstacle hinders them. Especially when such obstacles are the actions and attitudes of others. Needless to say, we've all been there before. Some project we've been working on, or some lifelong dream we've set to complete that had to depend on someone else contributing something, anything. When those parties involved act as though they are indifferent, it can be rather frustrating indeed and gives good merit to the phrase 'If you want something done correctly, you have to do it yourself' . I wonder how many writers in particular cashed in their chips on their craft when dealing with a difficult publisher, reviewer, clerk at the copyright office, the list is endless. Perhaps it is true what Thonas Edison said a long time ago 'Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits'.
I truly hope it was
I truly hope it was