30/30 Day 15

October is generally my busiest month of the year between all of the horror-related things I do and this year is no exception. So I have only been able to commit to the half an hour time frame and I have only been using it to get words on the page, not organize the words…


30/30 Days 4-8!

Wow! Has it really already been eight days? I have successfully written for at least 30 minutes everyday since September 30th. My novel is now at 7,104 words– which is still not nearly as far along as I would like it to be at this point, but I do have the bones of the entire…


Hugo House 30/30 Recap Days 2 and 3!

It took me three days, but I finally reached my goal of 5k words! I have a grand total of 5,145 words out of a proposed 60k. On Saturday, October 1st, I had a photo shoot with the Crypticon Ghoul Girls, so I didn’t get my writing done early in the day– it had to…


Hugo 30/30 Day 1 Recap

I woke up dark and early (4 AM) for no real reason, so I ended up getting my first half an hour over with before 8 AM. I didn’t set a timer, just watched the clock. Once I got going, I was amazed at how quickly the half hour passed. I wrote about 450 words…


The Hugo House 30/30 Begins Tomorrow!

As the title says, tomorrow launches the Hugo House 30/30 Challenge, which is a fundraiser for the organization in which writers challenge themselves to write for at least 30 minutes a day for 30 days. From September 30th to October 30th, I will be writing my YA novel (working title is Bullet Tears, but it’s…


Projects and Mental Health

At the beginning of the year, I challenged myself to 52 short films in one year… again. I succeeded in 2011 and despite being three months behind this year, I can still catch up if I actually sit down/stand up and do it. The problem is that I have recently begun my mental health medication…


A Reflection on John Carpenter: A Live Retrospective

The stage, flanked by walls with intricate designs that are characteristic of historic theatres, holds instruments, resting and waiting for their masters. A giant screen sits behind the instruments, with a large center piece and three more to extend the sides and the top. The audience walks in, many in black t-shirts, colorful hair, and…


SIFF Film Review: The Night Stalker

As a person who has seen a great many serial killer films, I appreciate that this has great acting, dialogue, and doesn’t look like crap. The casting was very well done, especially in looks and matching the different aged actors with their counterparts. With that said, I do think it relies on sitting in a…


Imposter Syndrome and Bullying

Imposter Syndrome is a real thing. Wikipedia defines Imposter Syndrome as: Impostor syndrome (also spelled imposter syndrome, also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a term coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Dr. Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes referring to high-achieving individuals marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and…


Madness: A Found Poem from Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Madmen freely tend sanity Malice listens My carnal madness rests in my dreams My dreams are deadly castles Castles systematically taint life Sanity, disease, insanity Decay in transcendentalism My dear friend Stay inside *** This was compiled through the OuliPo Prisoner’s Constraint method of found poetry, which uses only the letters that take up the…