Saturday 15th of February 2020

Good evening, folks! Let’s get straight into it shall we? This month I’ve written 4824 words. I need to step up to try and get to my 500 words a day average but I’ve lost a little writing time each day so I need to compensate and find time to make that up.

The story I’m working on started out as a short story that was about something totally different to where it’s gone, but there are times we have to flow with the story. It makes me think of some TV episodes. The Simpsons especially. They’d start off with an episode where Bart gets obsessed with a yoyo and events lead to Mrs Krabappel confiscates it and gives Bart detention (by the way, I had a school assembly where people came in with Yoyo’s to impress and take our cash when I was at school in the 80’s). This leads to Bart sneaking into Mrs Krabappel’s desk to retrieve the yoyo and he finds a dating column that his teacher had posted. Futurama did this a lot as well. But it’s what I’ve ended up doing with this story in a way. The only difference is I started off with the intention to tell one story but didn’t even get into the meat of that one before I went off in a totally different direction. It’s a direction I’m really happy with and can see things slowly coming together.

It also started off as a short story and is now over 16k words. I’m not sure where it’s going to top out at but as usual, my gut is saying it’ll be about 30k.

Again, tomorrow I’m going to try and write a thousand words. I’m tempted to start working on another story as when I’m jumping to and throw between pieces I seem to get more done, but we’ll see.


My self pimping for today is for the Under The Weather anthology from Burdizzo Books and Back Road Books. This is one of my favourite stories I’ve written. I just let myself go and had a lot of fun with it. The story, The Snow, is about a man who goes to collect his wife from work in a shopping centre as a vicious snow storm hits. When they go to leave things begin to go very wrong.

There are a lot of other amazing stories in this collection to, including one that still freaks me out to this day (try to guess which!), and I’d be super grateful for anyone checking it out. Here’s the link. It’s also the first of my work that’s been made into audio which thrilled me big time.

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This week, on Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Podcast, host Armand Rosamilia chats with Curtis M. Lawson He’s a horror writer, poet, and comic creator from Salem, MA. His work includes Black Heart Boys’ Choir, It’s a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, and The Devoured Curtis also organizes and hosts the Wyrd Live Horror Reading series. Check…

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 325 – Raven — PROJECT ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK

This week’s episode of Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Podcast is so raven! Host Armand Rosamilia chats with C L Raven, the horror writing, pole dancing, ghost hunting mistresses of the macabre. They host a horror show on Vitalizie radio, and somehow ended up as burlesque dancers. When they’re not working, they’re ruling an animal army and…

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A Slow Start To February

We’re eight days into the month now and I’ve not written many words this month. Mainly this is due to restriction on my writing time but also I’ve had plenty of things going on outside of writing at the moment that is taking up time.

I’m waiting on hearing back on a short story I submitted last month while also waiting on getting beta notes back on a short story for an anthology I was invited to submit to.

Something I’m finding at the moment is I’m having some damn good ideas for long-term projects. A few little pieces are slotting into place and when I come back to them I think I’m going to have a lot of fun, as well as the words flowing nicely.

Tomorrow I’m going to make time to write around a few things I’ve got to do, I’d love a 1000 word day.

A picture of me at the book launch of 84 Stories 84 Words. This collection of micro stories is work that myself and members of a writing group I was a part of (as well as a few contributions from non-members). This was a lot of fun working on these eighty-four word stories and the launch party was a roaring success! You can check it out on Amazon here.



Director Maggie Levin discusses her new Hulu debut feature, MY VALENTINE, working with Blumhouse, and much more. Plus, Brian, Mary, Matt and Kelli discuss the return of Eddie Berganza. Check out this episode of The Horror Show! The post MAGGIE LEVIN – The Horror Show With Brian Keene – Ep 251 appeared first on PROJECT…

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