The Horror, Oh The Horror!!!
Last night, just as sleep was about to take me into its gentle embrace, a thought struck me, scared away the Sandman and left me staring at the ceiling in a sort of stupefied amazement.
I am a writer, that much is rather easily apparent, and I don’t just mean my often messy appearance, disinterest in the people around me and a face in desperate need of a shave. Anybody who has read through this blog will understand what I am fairly early on. Yet, I am not just a writer. I am a horror writer. Yet, looking back through my posts, besides the odd piece of artwork s
tolen from Google, or a short story, there is very little Horror related happenings on my blog.
It goes without saying that it is time for this to change. However…
Now that I sit down to think about it, there is very little horror in my life at this point in time.
I used to watch a lot of Horror movies, but over the last year or so, my movie watching has become all but extinct. That is apart from a mild (read heavy) addiction to Criminal Minds.
The same goes for my reading. I know that they say you need to read a lot in your genre in order to develop as a writer, and for a long time I read a lot of horror, however, in the last 12-18 months, since I have started making so many new friends and hanging around the whole writing scene, I have found myself reading a much more eclectic body of work.
Not that this matters, in fact, I enjoy reading other genres, because I feel it helps me develop even more, because I can see how other writers work, how other genres are written in different ways and tones, thus allowing myself to develop even further.
The problem, which I am not only just coming across, and rather ashamedly should have seen coming is that I have almost forgotten horror. Not in my writing, but in my life, in my blogging.
I think it is time that I take a step back from the rest and re-immerse myself in the art I love. I feel a bit of a revamp to the website, and at least one purely horror themed post a week. There is more to horror than just blood and guts falling out all over the place, and I want to soak it all up, I want to read it all, breathe it all and just generally get back in touch with my favorite genre.
Posted on July 2, 2012, in What's on my Mind and tagged Alex Laybourne, Boogeyman, Highway To Hell, Horror, Horror Blog, Horror Movies, Horror Novels, horror writer, I am a horror writer, Indie Writer, Love Horror, Nightmare on Elmstreet, Sandman. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.