WILT

What I’m Listening To: November 2022

               November was an interesting month—musically. I didn’t quite explore the genres and sounds as much as I normally do. Instead, a lot of my listening was devoted to the same atmosphere with occasional jaunts elsewhere. Since I spent a lot of time working on NaNoWriMo, I worked with the vibe I wanted for inspiration.… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: November 2022

Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Four

            Here we are at the end of another November. For some, this month was full of success as they achieved their writing goals. For others, it may have been a reminder of how to balance creativity with reality. Although the primary goal of National Novel Writing Month is to write 50k—the smallest word count… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Four

Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Three

               Last week, I mentioned how I was seeing a lot of other writers hitting roadblocks on their National Novel Writing Month projects. This week, I tasted my own medicine and found I was struggling to put words on the page the way I wanted to. I’m lucky that, as a NaNo Rebel, I have… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Three

Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Two

               We are almost halfway through National Novel Writing Month. This is the point where people usually start falling behind, lose inspiration or motivation, and struggle to reach their goal. However, for some, it’s also the point where they may have already hit 50k and kept going. As a NaNo Rebel, I have a bit… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Two

Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week One

               In case you weren’t already aware, November is National Novel Writing Month. Traditionally, writers will try to pen 50,000 words in 30 days with the goal of having a “finished” draft by the end. I’ve participated in the event three previous times, and it wasn’t until I became a NaNoWriMo “Rebel” that I actually… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week One

WILT

What I’m Listening To: October 2022

               September may have been spent traveling, sneaking scraps of time to find and listen to new music, but October has been a blessing. Not only have many of my favorite artists released new albums, but we also had some long-awaited singles and discoveries too. I’ve been driving with the windows down, cooking in the… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: October 2022

OcTerror

Macabre Movie Monday: 15 Women Behind the Horror

Welcome to the annual segment of OcTerror that focuses on a category of films rather than paying attention to era lines. These reviews may ignore the boundaries of good and bad in favor of expanding the definitions of what horror can be. In the past, we’ve looked at remakes & reboots, sequels, Asian horror, and… Continue reading Macabre Movie Monday: 15 Women Behind the Horror

OcTerror

Friday Fright Fest 2022: The Experiment

Horror movies have been around since the creation of film. They often lurked in the darkness of genre, occasionally becoming mainstream or cult classics, but mostly went unrecognized compared to action, drama, or comedy. A horror movie can contain all three of those things in addition to the death, screams, and scares. There are thousands… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2022: The Experiment

OcTerror

Small Screen Scares: Fear Itself

               While most of OcTerror focuses on film frights and delights, I can’t ignore the history and strides that have been made in television horror. Whether we think of black and white days captured by The Addams Family or The Munsters, ongoing sagas like The Walking Dead or American Horror Story, or even shows like… Continue reading Small Screen Scares: Fear Itself

OcTerror

Friday Fright Fest 2022: The Classics

Horror movies have been around since the creation of film. They often lurked in the darkness of genre, occasionally becoming mainstream or cult classics, but mostly went unrecognized when compared to action, drama, or comedy. A horror movie can contain all three of those in addition to the death, screams, and scares. There are thousands… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2022: The Classics