15th of August 2019

Hey folks, just a quick post tonight. I’ve not had a lot of time to write so far this month, far too many 0 word days but hopefully I’m getting back into the rhythm of it now. I’ve passed the thousand word mark today and yesterday. This weekend I’m going to balance a Fast & Furious marathon and editing and writing. As well as work and seeing my partner.

I am not officially super bloody behind on word counts for the year, but I’m still hopeful of hitting my minimum target for the year.

One last bit of news to wrap up for the night. I am now an official NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison (ML). I am super excited and nervous about this, but as one of my fellow Kent ML’s said, I’ve been informally doing it for a while now. So I don’t think much will change aside from being more involved in the behind the scenes and the organising for NaNoWriMo.

That’s all for now. I’m going to wind down for the night with the DC Universe Movie, Hush. This is based off my favourite Batman story so I’m looking forward to it.

(So much for a quick post!)


Bad Girls — Raven’s Retreat

School’s out forever… This week, we ticked ‘star in a horror film’ off our coffin list. Ok, it wasn’t on our list, like ‘swim with sharks’, ‘learn to scuba dive’ and ‘world domination’ are, but it was a lot of fun. We’re not actors. We’ve never acted, never wanted to act. Drama in school used […]

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8th of August 2019

Good evening all. I have done next to no writing this week at all. It’s been a bit of a hectic week, which means I’ve had a little time to think. The vampire book is bogging me down. I get rolling a little with it, but then I get stuck in it. I’m more stuck than I am moving with it. So, I’m shelving it. I’ve realised that anything longer than a short story of novelette then I need to think it out more and have more of a plan in place than I have done in the past.

I spoke to an editor I’ve worked with before at the weekend about having a look at my zombie book. I’m going to take another pass at it, taking on board some beta reader notes, and then send it to her.

I have started work on another project (I know). It’s one I’ve been playing with for some time, lots of thoughts about setting but not much about characters or stories I want to tell. So I’m going to cannibalise a story I wrote for an anthology a couple of years ago that never happened and merge it into a little piece I’ve been working on over the last couple of weeks. I’ve got a lot of work to do with it, but this setting now has a story to it, with a character at the heart of it that I think will work.

Right, I’m wiped out so I’m going to chill out with an episode of Orange is the New Black and then, sleep!

Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 286 – Lubaczewski — PROJECT ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK

This week on Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Podcast host Armand Rosamilia chats with author Paul Lubaczewski Before deciding to take writing seriously Paul had done many things: printer, caving, the SCA, Brew-master, punk singer, music critic etc. Since then he has appeared in numerous science fiction, and horror magazines and anthologies. Author of over 50…

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The Mando Method Podcast: Episode 153 – Scares That Care — PROJECT ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK

Recorded at this year’s Scares That Care Charity Weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the last day of the convention The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda give their opinions, insights and random thoughts to a stellar weekend of selling books, seeing friends old and new, and having a great time as per…

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4th of August 2019

Good evening. I went to the Write-In today and wrote 1706 words. Very happy with that. I then cleaned a henhouse out when I got home, and chilled out before dinner. After that I made some edit notes on a short story and submitted it to an anthology. My first submission for quite some time, fingers crossed.

Words wise I’ve written 825 on Monday, 1443 on Tuesday, 0 on Wednesday, another 0 on Thursday, on Friday I wrote 130 on one story and 309 on another while yesterday I wrote 0, and today I’ve knocked out 1706 words. That’s a total of 4413 for the week. For three zero word days I’m pretty darn happy about that. Next week I’d love to be hitting the 5k mark.

Right, I’m going to finish this episode of Orange is the New Black and then dive into a book. My reading has been crap this year and I need to pick up the pace again.

Good Morning, Sunday 4th of August 2019

Good morning, folks! I hope you’re all doing well? I am a little tired. It’s been a busy weekend so far. Out with my girlfriend on friday night for a meal and a little shopping and then yesterday afternoon and evening I was in Whitstable with my Burdizzo Books family. We took over the beer garden of The Prince Albert pub (very nice pub by the way), and sat and drank (I was on the soft drinks as I’m not much of a drinker, and was driving back), and talked. I’m a big advocate of writers getting out and talking to other writers. Being a little socially awkward and nervous I can find this hard at times, but aside from Christopher Law and Jonathan Butcher I’d met everyone who was there and have had conversations with both Jonathan and Christopher via social media.

It was a good few hours of laughing and talking about everything and anything. There was no attitudes or egos. No dramas or general idiotness. It was just a group of friends who hadn’t seen each other in too long and was a super good time. These people are my tribe. I rarely feel more comfortable in a group of people than when I’m with my horror community, and when I’m with people from this group in particular, I feel like I belong. Now for me that’s a big thing. I do have a few social anxieties. I rarely feel as comfortable as I am with these folks. Not once last night did I feel out of place or that I didn’t belong. It was great. It does make me sad that we can’t do this more often, but I think we’ll be making it an annual thing.

In an hour or so I’m off to a Write-In for my local NaNoWriMo group. Although I’m a touch tired, I’m looking forward to that.

I’ll pop up word counts later on this afternoon as I don’t have them to hand at the moment.

Have a great day, folks!

Em Dehaney, Matthew Cash, Me!, Sam Jewiss, Linda, Jonathan Butcher, and Christopher Law.