After working Saturday, not getting to bed until 1am Saturday and Sunday night, and cooking a roast for the neighbours Sunday, I feel like a zombie this morning. And it has occurred to me that during NaNoWriMo I might just resemble a zombie to all the non-writers in my life, as every second of my spare time is devoted to the lives of my characters and the journey they will take me on. No doubt I'll be sat in the corner of the room at some event or function, looking vacant and staring into space. Someone will ask me if I'd like another drink and I'll say, "Is that wise? The spaceship has just lost artificial gravity and is plummeting to the hostile planets surface. I don't think now is the time for a drink."
So in an attempt to recognise and embrace the zombie within, and because I just want to have some fun before the seriousness of NaNoWriMo starts on the 1st November, I'm declaring 25th - 31st October Zombie Week on my blog. Sink your teeth into today's starter course, a book trailer that blends Star Trek and Zombies into one. On Wednesday I'll be offering the succulent main course and asking, how long will it take you to become infected from a zombie bite? We'll skip the dessert on Friday (zombies need to watch their waistlines too) and head straight for the coffee, because have you ever pondered the intricacies of zombie dating? No. I hadn't either. Finally, on Halloween you'll find out what happened to me when I took a walk at the beach and was bitten by a zombie fish. It wasn't pretty.
Let the feastivities begin! Please note this book trailer contains images that some people may find disturbing or offensive.