I’ve found I can’t ONLY write a novel. I mean, to write-write-write and not finish anything for months will kill me.
So, I’m peppering my novel writing efforts with some short stories, and making an all-out effort to get myself published. Officially.
Right now, I’m focused on completing a submission for the upcoming anthology, Once Upon an Apocalypse. Check it out here.
The challenge is to cross-pollinate the ‘story’ of classic fairy tales or fables with the zombie apocalypse. Great fun! I have mine well –started and no one has claimed this fairy tale yet, so I’m pushing to get it polished and submitted (and hopefully accepted).
Then back to the novel.
You all rock, for taking the time to stop by and read my scribbling. If you are also blogging and telling stories (especially edgy, creepy ones) you can count on the fact that I am visiting your sites and enjoying your writing also.
Random: I dreamed last night (no – not that I went to Manderly!) about the Vincent Price treatment of I Am Legend, the early sixties Italian flick, “The Last Man on Earth”. Great fucking movie, the best of the attempts at telling I Am Legend in film. My wife and I sleep in 3-season porch that we’ve converted to a 4-season porch. It’s all windows, which are thrown wide open during the spring, summer, and fall. In my dream, I could smell the grass I’d mown earlier; the owl who-ing across the field made it all that much more quiet and peaceful outside the porch; the cool breeze forced me deep under the comforter.
Then the silence was shattered by a raspy voice.
It blasted in from the dark wood, and I sat bolt upright in the bed.
Read the book, see that movie. Matheson and Price at the very top of their respective crafts. They were legend.
I’ll keep you posted on the anthology submission as well as the novel progress.
Day job tomorrow – must sleep.
Apocalyptic Sleeping Beauty Awakes image by Kelly Bailey