Short Horror Story

Prior to a couple of rather big events that hit my personal life, I was making great progress on a beat sheet that I have going for a short horror story. I had recently read Jessica Brody’s Save The Cat Writes A Novel and felt rather inspired to try the method out. Not only did I start working on the beat sheet for my upcoming debut novel however, but I also thought it’d be interesting to see if I could make it work with a short story. I really feel I was making good progress incorporating the different beats appropriately. I wasn’t quite finished though when everything just sort of happened and I found myself in need of some healing.

I am happy to report however that I am slowly (still healing after all) getting back into the swing of things. I never lost my passion or excitement for this project; I just really needed the down time for my mental and physical well-being given the circumstances that occurred.

So what is this short horror story about?

Well… I’m actually not going to give that information up just yet. I will however give you the (working title), “Mr. Tidman”. I will also divulge that this is (as I believe mentioned previously somewhere in my blog) going to be on WattPad for free upon completion. One more thing that I’ll say about this particular WIP (work in progress) is that it is connected to the debut novel.

Okay that’s it! I can’t allow myself to give more than that for now. Except…

Admittedly, I created a cover for the story already. I was even going to reveal it on the blog before everything that happened, happened in my life. Now looking at the cover, I don’t know. I’m considering hiring someone to do a cover for me, but we shall see. Maybe I’ll just play around with some different concepts and ideas on my own first. Or maybe I’ll change my mind and use it after all.

Time will tell, but covers are not necessarily needed at this stage – so in the meantime, I am just going to get to work on this beat sheet again. I’m hoping to have it completed before the end of the month.

Jane Ridgewood

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