You give Love(craft) a bad name

photo credit: tomosuke214 アオリイカ@エプソン品川アクアスタジアム via photopin (license)

Let’s pretend this happy little squid is actually a Cthulhu-esque horror instead. Thanks.

So, back again with a super short post.

Current WiP progress is a bit less than I’d like; only 5,984 words. This is less than I should be if I was getting my 350 words a day, but I wrote almost nothing last week with a bad cold.

How bad?

I didn’t even play the PlayStation.

*pause for gasps of horror*

I know, right. Incredible. It’s astounding I pulled through really.

Anyway, back on it the last few days, getting my 350 which is nice, but I figure I’ve got about 1000…maybe 1,500 words to catch up. Not easy, but not impossible. It’ll just take time.

Listened to the Writing Excuses podcast again up to Episode 10.3. on Lovecraftian Horror. Not a bad episode, but Lovecraftian horror is one of my favourite genres, so my enjoyment is perhaps not entirely unexpected.

There was also homework:

Take a character, and from that character’s point of view, describe their reaction to something horrific and awful, but do so without describing the thing itself.

Which I am doing, but – well I’m 800 words in, and I’m pretty much just scratching the surface. I’m going to keep working on it (after my 350 a day), and see what comes out at the end. If it’s trash, then it does in the dust bin, and the exercise was worth it as an exercise. If its ok, then I’ll post it here for comment.

If its actually good… well lets not get ahead of ourselves.  I guess might actually submit it somewhere first.

Anyway, as its a longer piece of work, I wouldn’t necessarily expect to see it here in a hurry.

Cheers all






Published by: wildbilbo

My name is Kristian Thoroughgood, alternately known as KT to my friends, or @WildBilbo on twitter. As of August 2015, I am forty years old. Australian. My blog is intended to be both a place for me to polish my creative writing muscles (not a double entendre) and for others to read and comment on my musings. Expect short stories, articles, essays and other brain dumps. My opinions are my own, and whilst I take care to be at least moderately informed about any topic I speak or write about, these opinions are subject to rapid change in the face of passionate arguments and greater evidence. Please note - on my blog, Evidence beats Passion.

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