#AmWriting, #EscapeRooms, and #PetSematary

I’m still working on the second draft at a snail-sloth pace (Thanks for the new word, Sarah!), but progress is being made.  So that’s a plus.  Thanks for all the positivity sent my way last week – it certainly helped!  I’m not sure if I mentioned it before, but this will be a duology, a new feat for me.  It’s not something I planned, but the characters let me know their story wasn’t finished, and with YA books, it’s generally frowned upon to have a word count much higher than 80K.

I can’t believe I forgot to mention this last week, but have you guys ever tried Escape Rooms?  My oldest son and his girlfriend were here a couple of weeks ago, talking about how they did one with friends and how much fun it was.  I knew there were a few facilities where we lived, so the four of us (hubby is included) scheduled a room.  Our mistake was choosing a scenario (Murder Hotel) with an 8 out of 10 difficulty level.  The first ten minutes convinced us we were the stupidest people on the face of the planet – then we started putting clues together.  We had to ask for help a couple of times, and if we’d only had a couple more minutes, we would have escaped.  It was loads of fun, and we plan to give it another try the next time they’re in town.

You guys know I’m a Stephen King fan.  Did you know they’re doing a remake of Pet Sematary?  It’s been a while since I’ve seen a good horror movie.  Enjoy the trailer.

36 thoughts on “#AmWriting, #EscapeRooms, and #PetSematary

    1. Well, I’m not really planning a sequel to Sarah, Robbie. I have an idea of the direction it would take, but the duology is for my current WIP – creatively titled ‘Book 3’.

      i agree about Pet Sematary – I enjoyed the book, but it’s not my fav of King’s.


  1. The truck scene gutted me in the first movie. It stuck with me to this day. I have a fondness for the original versions of King’s movies, but I did watch the remake of IT and I’ll watch this one, too. Still, there’s something about the classics…

    A panic room sounds fun. I love this: “The first ten minutes convinced us we were the stupidest people on the face of the planet.” It was my first laugh of the morning. Thanks for that. 🤓


    1. Oh – that truck scene. That’s something you don’t forget – and that’s before I had kids.

      And you’re welcome for the laugh, Staci! We had no idea where to begin at first, but finally found a starting point. We’re planning to go again the next time they’re in town.


  2. Ooh Pet Sematary was one of the creepiest books & movies! I wouldn’t mind seeing the re-make.
    My daughter, son-in-law, and I went to an escape room awhile back. So interesting, and we managed to get out in time…no thanks to me, as I don’t think I understood any of the clues! haha…still it was fun. 🙂

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    1. I’m excited for the remake – I should probably go back and watch the original. it’s been years since I’ve seen it.

      Aren’t they fun? We all enjoyed it, but at some point, all of us felt clueless (no pun intended).

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    1. If you love puzzles, I think you’d enjoy the challenge, Diana. Ours contained number puzzles, hidden doors, codes, messages that needed to read with a mirror – almost makes it sound like something from Indiana Jones, lol.

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  3. Hi Teri! Escape rooms are popular where we live. I’ve never done one, but some of my kids have. Sounds like fun! We also have a teen program at the library where I work with breakout boxes – the same idea, but everyone works together to open a box. Good luck with your book!

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  4. Escape rooms fascinate me but I haven’t tried one yet. We have one just a few miles for where I live.I need to see if the family would be interested. I also think Escape rooms could figure into a great book plot. I bet you had a lot of fun.

    Wishing you lots of progress on the WIP. The original Pet Cemetery creeped me out (Church was just so malevolent). I’m sure this one will too!

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    1. I bet you’d love Escape Rooms, Mae – and I could see them in books easily. The things you could do with something like that! Church was one creepy cat – and the cat in this trailer can give him some competition.

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  5. Jessica Rachow

    Ooooh! A new book! Take your time and let your characters do what they will. It’ll be fantastic when it’s finished. 🙂🙂
    I almost tried and escape room…I need to still.
    I’ll be watching Pet Cemetady and then regretting it when I have nightmares. Haha.

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    1. Thanks for the words of encouragement, Jessica – feel like this one is taking forever, but you’re right, I need to be patient with the characters.

      You should definitely try an escape room – take some friends and have a blast!

      I’m one of the lucky ones who don’t have nightmares after watching horror movies – which is a good thing since I love them so much.

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  6. suerovens

    I’m really on the fence with the re-do of Pet Semetary. I tend to favor the originals of pretty much everything, but if this isn’t riddled with jump scares (what I consider to be a cheap way to shock folks), I might give it a try.

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    1. I know what you mean about those jump scares – too overdone and it’s for a cheap thrill. I want real horror in my movies. Sometimes I’ll wait until my oldest son goes before I decide if I’ll see it in the theater or wait for Netflix – we tend to agree on movies.

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