I’m a bit late with this week’s BTT, but better late than never, eh?
What with yesterday being Halloween, and all . . . do you read horror? Stories of things that go bump in the night and keep you from sleeping?
I thought about asking you about whether you were participating in NaNoWriMo, but I asked that last year. Although . . . if you want to answer that one, too, please feel free to go ahead and do both, or either, your choice!
I love good horror, and started out writing horror 10-15 years ago (I had several stories published that people found genuinely chilling, which pleased me greatly). I prefer horror that’s more at the psychological end of things rather than randomly splatter-gory, although I don’t mind gore as long as it serves the story. In other words, gore doesn’t bother me, I just don’t see the point in it unless it serves an atmosphere that’s horrific as well. Gore by itself isn’t enough.
As for NaNoWriMo, I doubt I’ll ever do it. I’ve been tempted, but there are three things that stop me: a lack of free time that I want to dedicate strictly to that; the fact that I’ve largely switched to non-fiction and it’s national NOVEL-writing month; and the fact that I’d have to write at a rate for the event that might bring my tendonitis crashing back. That wouldn’t be worth it.
By the way, head on over to Estella’s Revenge today—they have a feature on Dewey’s recent readathon!
Also, check out free rice! Play a vocabulary-expanding game while donating rice to feed hungry people! Then come back and tell us how high a score you managed to get. So far I tend to vacillate from 43-46.