Sunday, May 17, 2009

I, Vampire

No, I haven't been running around in pancake makeup, decked out all in black attire and biting people on the neck (and sparkling whilst doing so). I've been sick in bed for the last several days. We have some of those window shades that block all incoming light, so when they are closed, the bedroom gets very, very dark. Just as dark as if it was midnight. I have the same type of shades in my office to help facilitate my writing mood. Anyway, I've been keeping to the bedroom for the most part, watching movies and TV shows when not zonked out on medication. I emerge only to check emails and get food. Then it's back to the Stygian darkness of the bedroom.

I have emerged now for two reasons:

1. My story, "Nuts," is now up at 52 Stitches. Please go check it out and let me know what you think.

2. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to beta read Deadliest Cachalot. I got a bunch of insightful comments and suggestions, many of which I will be using for the rewrite. The process made me smile. Elements that one reader may have loved, another thought I should lose and vice versa. It made for a good reminder that all of us have our own tastes and just because the story hasn't sold yet doesn't mean it's total crap.

OK, back to the crypt for me...

9 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

Creepy and wonderful story there! I may not eat any kind of nuts for a while now. :)

Natalie L. Sin said...

Excellent point on number two. I had one editor love half my story, then they showed it to another editor/friend who loved the opposite half. I took that as a sign to keep the story as it. It will be out this Summer ; )


PS: Your blinds are now on my wish list. Especially since there is a street light across from our bedroom window : P

BT said...

Move over - I'm joining you inside the crypt - we can cough up a lung together.

I look forward to seeing the rewrite.

Danielle Ferries said...

Hope you get better soon too. And I loved your story too. Very creepy indeed.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Get well soon and congrats on the story.

Benjamin Solah said...

I enjoyed that story. I'm loving all the pieces at 52 Stitches.

Get well soon.

abrokenlaptop.wordpress.com said...

Aw, Shock Totem just isn't the same without you. I say "shark" and nobody runs away, screaming.

Ketlin said...

Liked your story

Aaron Polson said...

I'm longing for a crypt of my own someday...