Saturday, 11 June 2022

Out with the Old, In with the New

One of the most frustrating things for me being a writer is not being able to write due to other commitments. I haven’t had a piece published since February, which was for print, and my last online article was published in January. I have another retrospective coming up in Scream at some point, and then I don’t know when I’ll be able to get more work out. I was hoping to rework old blog and unpublished work on the weekends for Diabolique, but I’m not even able to do this, because I have so much on my plate. It will all be worth it in the end, though, as I’ll be much better off by the end of the year, or by early next year. Therefore, my writing work has to go on the backburner, but I’m doing my best to get back to the keyboard as soon as I can.

I have ideas that I’m eager to realize. Cinematic Shocks has been dead for a long time now, and I’m dying to take it down to start a fresh. My new blog will be part portfolio for my contributing work, and part my thoughts on cult films with regular shorter reviews, which will allow me to cover other genres, as well as horror and exploitation. I won’t have to start over again due to this and the name of the blog I have in mind. I’m a self-taught writer that started in 2012, and this old blog, despite all my grammar and syntax errors, served me well to get website contributing work in 2016, which led to me being offered paid print work in 2019.

Despite some career setbacks due to personal problems, I’ve had some success, I’m proud that I’ve had seven large features published in Scream, four of these receiving front cover, and I want more success. My goals are to be published more in print in both magazines and books, as I want to become an author, to contribute essays to the booklets of disc releases, and to write a website column.

Dave J. Wilson

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