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The Doors, They Are a’Closin’

In case you hadn’t heard, The Horror Within website will be offline as of Nov. Sadly, I have neither the time nor the money to do this project as well as I want to. Too busy trying to chase the green and be a “real writer” to do all the non-essential horror writing that I want to. In fact, I’m doing almost no writing that I’m not getting decently paid for these days. I had many hopes and plans for…

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What’s new?

I quit ArticleCats this week. Nice people there, but I’ve had 4 editors in the last 8 months because they all either quit or get fired. Lamesauce. Plus, my assignments there were boring, and the pay was too low.Got offered another geekwriting gig. But again, not enough money for the work they’re asking me to do. It’s not that I’m unwilling to write geekery for a low base wage. I am. But I only have so many hours a week…

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Site Launch

Soooo… The Horror Within is getting ready to launch. My cousin Rich is doing an awesome job of translating my many needs and wants into realities. Stuff we’ll have and do:–Accounts for all regular contributors, plus blank accounts so that guest contributors and fiction submissions can all have proper bylines.–Awesome graphics that H has been working his ass off on. (Don’t worry, his actual ass is cute as ever)–Normal stuff like FB like buttons, our Twitter feed, and cool widgets–Soon…

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Site Launch, and doing stuff

The new site for The Horror Within is almost ready. Now that the foundation has been laid, it’s just a matter of adding final graphics and organizing everything the way it needs to be. Then getting all the staff accounts ready. Oh, and I’ll need some fiction to share with readers. Sad times, because I can’t pay anyone yet. We’ll be accepting reprints and actively seeking new authors. Plus I want to have novel chapters and interviews with up and…

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The Horror Without…funding.

Whelp, we didn’t make our funding goal. I seem to have dramatically overestimated my own visibility and esteem in the horror community. So, we won’t be having a print mag where we pay pro rates any time soon. Fie! But you know, that doesn’t mean we’re all washed up. We have a sweet masthead, a cool logo, and a staff who seems to want to keep it going. I’m pondering doing a quarterly digital antho, or maybe running The Horror…

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Maniacal Laugh

On the advice of the internets and H, I finally went to the goddamn doctor to talk about the goddamn depression that’s been plaguing me all goddamn winter. It goddamn helped, a little. They suggested all sorts of pills, including many that I’ve tried before: Wellbutrin (makes me manic), Abilify (gives me crazy high blood sugar), Zyprexa (causes weight gain), and Latuda. That one is new, and is an anti-psychotic used for both schizophrenia and bi-polar. If I can afford…

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The weather outside is frightful!

At the Delonis shelter in Ann Arbor, homeless people have to take a drug test before they can be admitted. If they can’t pass a test within three days, they don’t get to stay and work the program. However, if the weather is below 20 degrees F, anyone can stay in the sitting room so nobody freezes to death–even if you can’t pass a drug test. When I was learning this in the training classes for volunteers, the instructor couldn’t…

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Kickstarter Time!

After much cajoling and craziness, The Horror Within Kickstarter is up and running. I’ve supported plenty of things at Kickstarter over the years, so it’s my hope that all that good karma will help me now. Yes, I realize I’m referring to a bogus, Americanized version of karma–still, I’m hoping for it. After one day, we’re just shy of the 5% mark. I’ve sent a few press releases out, and plan to send a bunch more now that we’re live.…

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Non Zombie related

Skipping this week’s ZZN repost mainly because I’m just not feeling it. The new site I’m writing for is giving me “share post” overload, because I’m constantly being asked to share posts for the dozen+ new articles I’m writing every week. Now for the obligatory statement that all this paid work is taking time away from my fiction. I’m pulling out an old manuscript to work on soon. Wish I had a tablet on which I could edit it–like an…

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God Dammit, Internet.

Been spending less time online than usual, mainly because I’m developing the incredible superpower known as Not Engaging. I’m disgusted to see and hear the rampant racism and hate from people I normally think are only kind of stupid. If you’re really more upset about the “rioters” than about another person getting away with murder, I don’t know what you and I could possibly have to say to each other. My birthday was nice, but the real celebrating will happen…

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