I know I haven't been on here too much lately. There's been a lot going on, and hopefully some more announcements later on this year. For now, I can safely say I have been very busy with my writing. I am getting closer to releasing my first official novel, and have sent two movie scripts out to a producer in Hollywood. Currently, I am working on my first horror script and outlining my second horror script.
It's ironic that I am now getting into writing within the horror genre. So much of my story ideas, books, and poetry were dangerously close to being considered part of that genre, but lingered on the sides of drama and suspense. This is my first time crossing the line into the horror realm. It's exciting but at the same time it's making me over think things.
Most managers or agents frown upon changing your writing style. But that's more for their clients that have found complete success in the genre they've been writing in for years. But to me, writing a horror script is more than just choosing a different genre or writing style. I spent years watching horror movies and criticizing them. I have a profound respect for them and their writers, but there are also so many that were unfavored by many. My scripts are going to breach the different sub genres. The one I'm working on now is going to be a horror/suspense. I figured it would be the easiest way for me to begin my journey through horror realm. I have several others that go from slasher films, to psychological thrillers, and classic horror. But for now I will focus on one the first script and write an incredible story that you will one day see on the "Big Screen."
The last thing I want to discuss is using a getaway to your advantage. A getaway can be anything from taking a trip out of the country, jumping in the car and going on a long drive to a known or unknown destination, even just changing your normal routine. These getaways are a way to relax, rest up, or even provide motivation and inspiration to create something amazing.
For the last week, I have been away from my normal routine. Despite the constant annoyances and added undo stress, I was able to get more writing done than I have in the previous weeks. Maybe it was being back on my own for the first time in a while, maybe it was the silence that filled the house, or maybe it was derived from pure boredom. In any case, the week alone proved to be beneficial to my writing. So I encourage others who need to find clarity, inspiration, motivation, or just some sort of stress relief to always take time to find some form of a getaway and take full advantage of everything it has to offer.