My blog tends to be all over the place lately. Other then my CityofZombies posts and the other wonderful posts I add from others. My addition of Monster stories has been missing. I have plenty of material to add and I promise to make some changes this year. I have loved monster stories since I first watched Dracula when I was a boy. A little secret I will share. I was terrified of vampire till I was 16 years old. I would wrap something around my neck every night so I would not be bitten. Luckily, I never strangled myself.
Often nights, I would envision monsters in the closet. I would imagine shapes and build the monsters in my closet. I spent many nights terrified that I would be attacked by human monsters. Noises interrupting my sleep at night. The house creeping and squeaking. I have always have the most vivid imagination. Imagine 3D images 24/7 prancing around within feet of your face every day. I think of it a lot of times like a medium of monster-dom. Instead of listening and seeing the dead I see fictional monsters.
I watched the last Night of the Museum tonight and I couldn’t help loving the sights and sounds of the creatures in the British museum. It was like watching a whole new world develop right before my eyes. This excitement is what keeps me moving. The idea of writing something no one else has ever seen just thrills me.
My novel City of Zombies should be completed by June. I am back to posting once a week but I am so close to the end of the novel. I look forward to thwarting the zombie invasion below the streets and doing something with Gabriel. Not really sure what I want to do to him. My monsters will be all over that world by the time I’m done.
My other monsters will be populating this blog. I have so many unfinished works in my journals and even within this blog. I will be rewriting some key moments and recounting the journal entries. I have a great take on Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie. One of my favorite books. I wrote it years ago, never finished.
Last up: I will be suiting up for a brand new web address this year. My Monsters and Me will be becoming a .com or whatever strikes me as interesting. I plan to start this next week. To y’all out there have a great year.
Thanks matthew r. stitt