It’s been over a month since I wrote here? How does that happen? Oh yeah. NaNoWriMo. It’s so much fun, and it’s a great jumpstart for your writing, but it really takes over your life for the whole month of November.
Now the task is to finish out the rough draft and get to the revisions of my story. I found a really huge plot hole at what should have been the midpoint, so I am working on doing an outline of this thing to try to figure that out. I’m also having a lovely time researching and setting the mood for my story. It’s a classic-style spooky tale complete with old mansion and family curses, so I am watching scary movies (so happy that this week Netflix got the 1999 version of The Haunting!)
I also discovered a new-to-me author who does gorgeous, atmospheric stories of just the type I want to write: F.G. Cottam. Last week I read The Colony, and this week I started The Waiting Room. I also have The Harrowing (A Ghost Story) by Alexandra Sokoloff queued up when I finish the current read, and then I want to read something by Sarah Rayne, because here work looks like just the right sort of thing to fit my mood, too. And I’ll be rewatching Rose Red to get some of that great, haunted-house vibe.
So what other spooky tales should I be reading or watching? Do you have a favorite.