I can fix a bad page. I can't fix a blank page. -- Nora Roberts
Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. -- G.K. Chesterton
When I said that Stephen King's Pet Sematary would be this blog's "October/November novel," that was because I thought it would take me longer to read than it did. Having finished it in less than a month, I don't have another book lined up for November. Which is kind of good, because I'd like to do something a little different this time.
My first idea was to do a watchalong for a TV series. I even had the two options all lined up . . .
But given how difficult it is to find non-pirated DVDs of anything in the Philippines, I doubt I'd be able to watch either of my own picks. (Heck, I know: I've been going around looking for Season 1 of both series for weeks and coming up dry everywhere. Even the pirates have turned me away! LOL!)
Then I got all ironic and checked YouTube. =P There are some Tru Calling episodes there, but I don't know if the entire Season 1 is available, or even if the episodes are complete, so I won't risk it. (Do you know how many times I started watching a movie on YouTube only to learn that some troll--or perhaps, some activist--hadn't uploaded the ending???)
But by then I had a different idea. Do you know what else has heaps of episodes on YouTube, although no season seems to be complete?
And suddenly I found the perfect project for November, which you may also know as (Inter)National Novel Writing Month.
Although I've managed a few novels in my time (all of them lost now), I've always been all about Fan Fiction. And some of the first FF stories I wrote were for Nickelodeon's early 90s series Are You Afraid of the Dark? Inspired by the timing, the nostalgia, and the encouragement from both novelist Nora Roberts and journalist G.K. Chesterton, I have decided to launch my "Bad Page" Writing Challenge this November 2012, my own personal ShredChedFanFicWriMo.
This is even more niche than I usually am, so I don't expect anyone to watch the episodes with me or even to read my spin-offs. But if you have your own fond memories of the Midnight Society, I hope that my fun will also be your fun. =)
So that I can focus on creating stories, I will be holding back from reviewing them. We'll still have Word & Question for November, but not Locus Focus.
Image Sources: a) Pushing Daisies, Season 1, b) Tru Calling, Season 1, c) Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Season 1