Look at me! I actually went a couple days without blogging. Shocking!
Today I wanted to tell you guys about a horror anthology taking submissions at Dark Silo Press. I met the couple who runs this site at the conference and they were nice folks. We started talking about what was happening to the horror genre while waiting in line for dinner. The perceived demise of the horror genre has been on my mind a lot lately, but it seems that it is not gone, only changed and classified differently much of the time. For those that remember my A to Z post about happy endings, you might appreciate that one of the specifications for a submission for this anthology is "no happy endings"!
For those of you that need a kick in the butt or who simply like to be challenged, the Burrowers, Books and Balderdash cooperative blog is doing their own version of NaNoWriMo called BuNoWriMo. This will occur in June. I did a modified NaNoWriMo last November, and I'm ready to try going for the full out goal this time. I have a book I'm waiting to get started on and this gives me incentive to not only get writing it, but to spend the rest of May editing the current WIP once again, as well as churning out some short stories (hopefully). I had planned on trying to write a short story a day in May, which is another challenge out there (can't remember where I read about it, but I think it was several blogs), but that has not happened. I may try to dive in late, though. I just don't seem to have the knack or real desire to churn out a daily short story. I figure jumping in late is just fine, too, for a modified challenge.
Also, check out the New Never News if you haven't already. A couple of my stories will be up this week, not to mention the usual fun articles the rest of the week!
Will anyone be joining me in the BuNoWriMo?