The Storm Before The Storm – Where I’m At.

Alright guys I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve been active here; I’m going to save you the “I’ll be more active from now on” speech. Things have been absolutely insane for me since we last spoke in February.

The second draft of the Janus novel is officially complete, I am just waiting on feedback from a handful of people I chose to beta read the draft. From this upcoming feedback I hope to draft a third edition before proofreading and polishing it into a final product. Here’s hoping I can get that sucker sold this year.

32e6369d3870e1c6d90b185e3b06a901The progress with the book segways into the real inspiration that brought me back to the world is broken. The main thing I need to work on now is my online presence. I’ve begin an attempt and getting more involved with like minded individuals. I joined a group on Facebook aptly named “Horror Writers.” From here I’ve been conversing with other independent writers trying to get their work out there. It’s been pretty rewarding so far.

No Tears Please has also been a heavy time burden for me in recent months. I still hope to launch that around Halloween of this year. The development hasn’t hit any major obstacles yet but there’s still a long way to go before it’s ready to go. Here’s hoping I haven’t jinxed myself by saying so.

As part of the build up to NTP’s relaunch and in an effort to get more intimate with the literary world I am trying to join, I’ve decided on some new content that I am going to regularly upload to One Good Scare (NTP’s Sister site, and its podcast homepage).

I’m going to read through the work of some of these authors making themselves known on the Facebook group, as well as any other author that happens to catch my fancy; Jim Butcher, I’m looking your way!

I’m going to start posting a by-the-chapter style review of what I’m reading at the time. As in I’ll post an entry reviewing a multi-chapter section of the book. I’ll give my thoughts and commentary on it, but this also allows me to actively give my predictions for where the story is going and I can communicate my opinions and expectations for what may come.

I’m hoping it’ll be a good read for all.

That starts in the next day or so with the first book I intend to review in this manner, “I Am Legion” by James Hershey

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V3X97AW USA
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V3X97AW UK
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00V3X97AW Canada
https://www.facebook.com/jameshersheyjrauthor

If you want to read up in advance and see my epic prediction failure, or just read along with me, go check it out. The best part about independent e-books is they are quite inexpensive.

So that’s it for now. I’ll save my rant about how bad I am with technology lately, or how much I hate the M button on this keyboard, for another time.

Cheers!

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Horror In The Post-Season!

So the Halloween spirit is officially out of season and now that Remembrance Day (or whatever holiday you celebrated to remember the fallen troops of years gone by) it’s now completely socially acceptable to begin your arrangements for the Christmas season.  From this point on it’s going to become decreasingly acceptable to proclaim the love of the horror genre.  It’s the off-season… the ghouls return to their lairs awaiting 2013 when they can once again emerge and terrify the public at large.

In spite of the fact that the season has come to an end and the Christmas season is rapidly approaching I still sit here on the edge of my computer chair excited for what is to come.  The NoTearsPlease.com project hasn’t been updated since the viewing of Silent Hill, but that does not mean that it’s falling stagnate.  I’m going to post a review within a week just to have some new content, but the part that I’m really anxious for is “One Good Scare” the podcast, and the video review series that I’ve been preparing.

I know The World Is Broken has not been updated lately as well, I’ve been completely bogged down with getting these project off the ground.. but needless to say my excitement is reaching a boil.  As soon as the video review character and set is finished there’s going to be some video uploads, and I’m estimating within two weeks you can look forward to seeing… well hearing… the first episode of  “One Good Scare”  Featuring ShallopNewf and ThatDamnedBesaw.

I figure I’d just stop in here to let you all know I’m still around, still kicking.. and there’s going to be lots to look forward to in the coming weeks.. ESPECIALLY if you share my love of horror…

Sinister Movie Review!

Just finished seeing Sinister, TWICE.  No It was not THAT good, I was supposed to see another movie with a friend, then see Sinister’s late showing.  So I bought my ticket to Sinister, but then we went to buy the tickets for the other movie (I refuse to name) it was already sold out.

This friend then suggested seeing Sinister, and I didn’t want to tell her I already had my ticket. So I saw it twice, back to back.

I’m a little glad I did my expectations blinded me in the first viewing, and after looking at the second one with a more critical eye I was able to completely change the review I had written in my head.  Anyway, I posted it over on NoTearsPlease.com.  So check it out.

 

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I goofed…  I did the one thing I tell every horror fan never to do.  I broke my own golden rule.

NEVER walk into a theater with any level of high expectations

It may be a harsh realization but as much as I live and breathe for this genre, expectations are the worst enemy to an enjoyable experience because there is very few films that can live up them. Is Sinister an exception?  Am I able to look past what may be a geyser of disappointment?
Click The Pic For The Review