I know I just took a hiatus, but I annually participate in National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a NaNoWriMo. If you want to follow along with my progress, here’s my profile. (I’ll note that you do have to have a NaNoWriMo account to view profiles.) I’m writing a novel about a cursed bridal dressmaker, and — despite how that sounds — it’ll be a lot of fun! (Except when it isn’t.)
I spent all of October writing these Horrorclature posts, and National Novel Writing Month takes the same sort of dedication, so I have to take a bit of a hiatus until December.
I have a few more posts queued up, so don’t be surprised! (They’re mostly Harley Quinn-centric. Shocking, I know.) However, posts will not be a daily drip like it’s been for a while.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you’ll continue to do so in December and in 2024.
When October rolls around I traditionally use my platform to extoll horror for 31 days.
This year I’m sticking to fun horror pieces, as opposed to extraordinarily traumatic horror films like RESURRECTION. Instead, I’ll be focusing on slapstick-y, winking, knowing, campy works that revel in the grosser aspects of humanity and the meat sacks we inhabit while still having a sense of levity.
In other words: 31 days of works that are meant to evoke laughter instead of tears, but are still enthralling in the way that only the horror genre can evoke.
Welcome to Horrorclature 2023.
I’ve been posting practically religiously since around February and it’s closing in on my favorite month of the year — October — and I’ve been meaning to take this respite since the beginning of July but kept wanting to write more, even though it’s resulted in emotional exhaustion, as you may have been able to tell by some of the recent posts. They have been, uh, a lot.
I’m sure I’ll pop in from time-to-time as I apparently can’t quit this site but, for all intents and purposes, I’ll be taking a time-out for a little while.
If you still use an RSS feed reader, you can always subscribe to automatically receive updates! I’m even playing with re-enabling automated email notifications (despite the fact that email is a nightmare for everyone, but — similarly — no one can quit it).
Enjoy the last gasp of summer and early days of fall!
October is over, which sucks, but happens every year. (Please, hold your laughter.) I wrote 31 days of horror recs yet again; I’ve penned 500 posts on this very self-indulgent blog; and I have a NaNoWriMo novel to work on! I doubt I’ll ever quit this blog, but updates will be few-and-far between until 2023 because I’m fucking exhausted.
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