06/01/2010

The main reason I started this blog was to force myself to write something every day. And so, for 149 days in a row, I have done just that. Some of these posts have been half-hearted, I realize, but it was never meant to accommodate readers, rather, it was simply meant to boost my creative abilities which were strained if not non-existent for a long time. But it’s back. I think it’s really back, actually.

I was given the opportunity recently to interview one of my idols, Rob Zombie, a task that was difficult for me, mostly because I’ve looked up to the man for more than half of my life, but also because I had never written for a wide-spread publication in a journalistic manner. It was a challenge that I was glad I got to take a part in and not only was I extremely grateful for the opportunity, I was also happy with the finished product and hope to land a couple more stories with them in the future.

As some of you may already know, I finally wrote another song (Only my second one this year), though it hasn’t been recorded yet. Another medium I’m not too experienced with that I was able to better myself in.

Yesterday I submitted another piece of short fiction to Morpheus Tales, a horror publication based in England for their Dark Sorcery special issue. My 4th submission to them, I hope this one makes it. If it doesn’t, I’ll just make my next attempt even better.

My next projects? I picked up some creepy faces that I plan to use as part of a painting and a new kabuki-type mask that I plan on creating my own latex mask from, another medium I’ve never REALLY worked with. And, assuming I can knock this out by September 1, I plan on entering a screenplay in the screenplay writing contest held by the Knoxville Horror Film Festival. I may not win or even be considered for even placing…But I may.

All of this while beginning the first phase of redesigning my workplace’s website, a medium I have quite a bit of experience in but need refresher and improvement with and leaving for California a week from today to continue working on my first full length documentary with intentions of airing it on PBS locally and eventually nation-wide.

This blog may not have caused all of this to happen, or even assisted in it, but it certainly didn’t hurt.

Stay thirsty, my friends…I’m off to go watch the rest of Glee with a hyped up, ‘roid-raging wife.

Enjoy today’s haiku:

Leigh, Ada, Skiba
Yvonne, Ashe, and sweet Falon
My girls…My guitars…

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