National Novel Writing Month is really just around the corner now. Are you ready and raring to go?
I’m not sure about the ready or the raring. I think I’m good to go but the doubties have begun to creep into my head. This year has been busier than ever and the choice to join NaNoWriMo seems crazier the closer Nov 1 gets. But I’m determined to make it happen…mostly because I have a full story plan and am way too impatient to weather another 6 months writing a draft. I need this to happen soon or else. Continue reading “How to Conquer NaNoWriMo”→
Have you been super duper stressed about the possibility of a zombie apocalypse? Or maybe you don’t really believe but you watched one too many episodes of The Walking Dead and now you can’t sleep until you can shoot a squirrel off the shoulder of an undead pizza delivery guy. Well, rest assured that a zombie apocalypse is totally nothing to worry about. Cracked.com offers 7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly).
Around here, it felt like fall would never get here. In fact, it’s still in the low 80s. *grumble grumble*
The best thing fall is…the new tv shows.
Okay, maybe it’s a toss-up between the new shows and Thanksgiving dinner. But, while Turkey Day only lasts until all the leftovers run out (or you get sick of them), there are at least a few shows to keep your mental belly full all season long.
Here’s what’s on my list:
James Spader strikes a Hannibal Lecteresque pose with his own fascinating twist and everyone has a secret agenda. Good stuff so far.
Apocalypse. American history. Mythology. A classic American scary story and an anachronistic hero. What isn’t there to love?
The Walking Dead
This is one of those shows I hate to love. It just gets more and more intense every season and there’s no guarantee your most loved characters will survive (or stay sane).
And one that’s premiering Friday:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Oh my. It has to be good.
I see all the shows on my list are pretty dark. Apparently, I have to branch out a little. Guess I better go research some comedies.
Right after I watch the last episode of The Walking Dead again.
I recently read Jonathan Maberry‘s Rot and Ruin series, the story of four friends who’ve grown up in a zombie devastated world. As they try to find their place in this world, they have to choose between safety, an illusion crafted from stagnation and denial for many of the survivors, and freedom in a land where everything wants to kill them.
While the novels deliver all the shambling, flesh-hungry zombie terror you’d expect, it also packs a huge emotional punch. Good horror makes you care about the characters but Jonathan Maberry makes you care about the monster too. Continue reading “How Sympathetic Can a Zombie Be?”→