The Face of Horror: Unfortunately, I Didn’t Make It

Posted: October 6, 2022 in Progress Report, Scary Stuff
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Sad to say it, Followers of Fear, but I didn’t make the cut for the next round in the contest. I know, I know. You all kept casting your votes and supporting me, but in the end, even though it was close, it just wasn’t enough.

Still though, it’s not the worse thing that could happen.

So, if you’re unaware, I’ve been participating in this contest called the Face of Horror. If I had won, I would have gotten a walk-on role in an indie horror film and a photo spread with Kane Hodder in Rue Morgue magazine, among other things. Contestants were divided into groups and to get through each round, had to occupy a certain number in their group’s rankings. To get higher numbers, people had to vote for each contestant using a once-daily vote or by buying extra votes (portion of proceeds going to pediatric cancer research).

And as you can tell from the title of this post and the preceding paragraphs, with this latest round, I didn’t make the cut.

But hey, it’s not all bad, is it? I got really far in this contest, and I learned just how much my Followers of Fear support me in my endeavors. That means a lot to me. Hell, you guys kept coming back to the blog posts featuring the link to my voting page, which made September 2022 my best month of blogging in terms of views! I can’t tell you how much that helped me out in other areas as well, but it did. So even if I didn’t get to meet Kane Hodder, act in a movie, or any of the other prizes, I still feel I won.

And I didn’t expect to win anyway, so not feeling that upset or disappointed about it.

So what’s next for me? Well, I’ll still follow the contest. I have one or two friends still competing, so I think I’ll support them for as long as they’re still in the running. And I’ll be working on my stories and attending events and trying to make it as a writer. And I guess I’ll just keep going on about my life, same as always.

Again, thank you for supporting me, my Followers of Fear. I really appreciate it. I hope I can pay you back by creating and publishing amazing stories that you’ll be eager to read once they’re available. I mean, I already got some out there that people apparently love and which you should totally read for the Halloween season, but why stop there? I want to write more and put more out there.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Until next time, good night, pleasant nightmares, and only 25 days till Halloween. If you’re not preparing, then congratulations: your least favorite band is going to come to your place, tie you up, and give you a private concert. Enjoy the music you find terrible!

  1. Rabbi Ungar says:

    Chin up, Rami. Other good things are around the corner.

  2. Aw, rats! Well, it IS impressive that you made it this far!

  3. Nooooo!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ Iโ€™m sorry, Rami. Thatโ€™s very disappointing. Release the dragon bats. Their gleeful destruction will cheer you up. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    • I did that already. They decided to go on vacation to Disneyland instead.
      Oh well. Still plenty of things going for me. With any luck, I might still get an acceptance before the year is out. Not to mention there’s one more story releasing at some point this year.

      • The poor dragon bats!

        Your year is going great. The Pure World Comes released, the audiobook is fab, two short stories out this month alone and one of them is in an anthology you published. Youโ€™re working on another short story collection soon to be released. Youโ€™ve written lots of great stories. You are the face of horror already as far as Iโ€™m concerned. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

      • Ah, thanks Iseult! That’s really encouraging for me. I hope more people start thinking of me that way. With time and more work, maybe that will happen.

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