Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Things Going On...In the Twilight Zone

Life is interesting, isn't it? I can't focus, or rather I am trying to think about too many things. And I'm going to allow that for now.

I am very sick of the election. I'm sorry, but I am. It will be nice when Facebook doesn't totally drive me nuts anymore. Wait...

Also, freaking Rod Serling. Given the ride I should have known the show would be freaking amazing, but guys, its so cool. I love how literary it is, and how well written, and I think it definitely qualifies as the most conceptual show ever. What I wouldn't give to be as conceptual as Rod Serling.

I could use that right now. I always have such angst in coming up with my novel ideas, and this time is no exception. Maybe number two is even harder? Its not so much a shortage of ideas as plethora of sort of half ideas that I can't seem to hold on to long enough to really work with. Its like I have thousands of puzzle pieces that I'm shuffling around randomly and I hope soon they will start forming some kind of picture.

Steven King, you guys. Some new leaf for me or something lately, but Twilight Zone and The Green Mile audiobook in the car are totally jiving with me lately. I don't know if I would do so well with Kings more straight up horror stuff like It or Cujo, but Green Mile is awesome. I've read it before, and listening to it is so awesome. Literary plus high concept equals awesomeness. And yes, I consider Steven King literary.

Agents! Gah! This submission process is so much more nerve-wracking than submitting to literary magazines. It feels lots more personal. Part of me wants to tell everyone about every step of this process, but I also think that's probably not a great idea. How long do I have to wait after submitting to an agent before I can freak out? Because right now its when I press send and then I'm all Y THEY NO WRITE ME BACK NOW.

Libraries. I don't know why I haven't discovered them until recently, I mean, you'd think...being a writer, and going to school with one the largest university libraries in the country...I think it took all my books being in boxes. But checking out an audio book for my commute is glorious, and being able to read books as more of an experiment without the same kind of obligation. Its awesome!

Imma go watch Twilight Zone now :)

Sarah Allen


  1. If you like the "Twilight Zone", you should check it his other series called "Night Gallery". A bit more darker and surreal than his first one, but just as entertainin.

    If it'll make you feel any better, quickest rejection I'd ever gotten after submission was two days. Sent my book to Carina Press on a Friday and got rejected on Sunday.

  2. I'm sick of the campaign thing, too. When peeps ask me anything, I tell them I'm a Mouskateer. That takes care of it.

    And I, too, love books on audio.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  3. Everyone is sick of the election. And it's especially pointless this year as (on the national level) only Ohio counts. So if you are not in Ohio, your vote is worthless.

  4. My husband has blocked several people on facebook--including family members--because of the election. I also can't wait until it's over.

    I love the library too--I've been borrowing audio books for a few years now. I've read so many more books because of listening to them on my commute!

  5. The Twilight Zone is one of my all time faves. BEST Stephen King ever = Different Seasons. Four novellas that are pure genius.

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