Writing can be very labour intensive on the mind.

The writer’s brain is constantly thinking, looking for inspiration or working out what to write to find the 8,000 odd words to finish off the first draft of that novel. (The novel I am writing is close to completion, but there is still daunting task of the second and third drafts to go)!
Coupled with the need to finish a fellow scribe’s comic book (written by Mark Farrugia) also strains the mind and body, but if I have learned anything from my fellow writers it’s patience, perseverance and pragmatism.
One fellow Aussie horror writer, Brett McBean, who mentored me during the AHWA’s mentor program and offered advice on the novella that will be published next year, knows all about perseverance and how it pays off.
The guy has had several works published and will later this year have a novel published called “Torment” (oh, the irony), but it’s purely coincidental that the titles of our books are the same. Either way Brett is an inspiration and his success only encourages me to persevere!
Check out Brett’s website which has recently been updated HERE 

About darkscrybe

Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia. Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications). He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013. He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association. Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their two daughters. * Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House (2016) and Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words” (2019)
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