October 5, 2007 in General Topics
So it’s Friday and I’ve finished the first draft of another horror piece, but I’ve also begun working on my entry for the Apex Digest Halloween Fiction Contest. I’m truly stoked about this, as I believe I’ve nabbed an idea for their theme (“Post-Apocalypse”) that might actually garner some attention.
I’ll be in tough company, however, and the odds are long on me not making the cut. For starters, the entry is due before midnight on October 15th, and all I have is a plot outline. Second, last year’s entries numbered sixty-seven, and there’ll be more this time. That said, can I hammer my effort into something decent? You better believe I’ll try the best I can.
Let me go ahead and wish good luck to to the other participants, including long-time site visitor and fellow writer Michael Anthony. Michael doesn’t have a site yet, so I can’t link to him, but one of these days I will. This will be after I blow by the entry he’s sending into the afore-mentioned contest. Bwa ha ha ha.
Let me also send along some congratulations to Matt Wallace, who landed yet another big-time writing gig working on the screenplay to the upcoming Australian horror flick “Devil’s Kitchen”. I don’t think they could have hand-picked a better guy for this. We’ll see if it tops “Wolf Creek” for the title of most gripping and disturbing Aussie horror film I’ve ever seen.
That also gives me the chance to segway into plugging Variant Frequencies, produced by Rick Stringer, who landed a James P. Hogan two-parter called “Jailhouse Rock” — the audio version of which is including nine total voice actors. I’d call them “readers”, but this is VF we’re talking about, so voice actor seems far more appropriate.
Also, I know a terrible, dark secret about Variant Frequencies. What is it? You’ll just have to stay tuned.
Finally, I finally bit the bullet and joined facebook this week. If you want to stop on over to my profile (EDIT: 10/24/2013: Fan page here) and say hi, by all means, please do. Although I find some elements of the interface annoying, overall I’m enjoying the social connections, so you’ll see me fairly active there.