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So I've been working on a zombie fic for the past couple of months and like, I'm having a lot of fun with it but I don't know how bad it is that I really don't have much background knowledge about it. On the one hand, I feel like everyone who writes a vampire story creates their own vampire lore - in some books, sunlight hurts/kills them but in others, it doesn't affect them; in some books, garlic affects them and in others, it doesn't. So why can't I create my own zombie lore, right? I hope that's how it'll come across to my readers, anyway.

I love supernatural stuff but usually it's vampires, werewolves, witches, and shifters. Not zombies. I don't think I've ever read a book about zombies, though I have read several zombie apocalypse fics which are usually from the perspective of humans fighting off zombies. The only zombie movie I've seen was the Will Smith one - what was it...oh, I Am Legend (thanks, IMDB) - and I couldn't watch half of it because the shaky hand-cam effects were making me nauseous. I also wanted to watch Walking Dead but same problem (what's with all the shaky effects in zombie movies/shows?). I've been meaning to watch World War Z but haven't gotten around to it yet. But yeah, I think that's it. And then one day, I decide I want to write a zombie fic. Where did that even come from? Lol.

And now, after 11,000 words (and it feels like I've been writing this forever, how in the world do people write novels???), I think I'm nearing the end except that I woke up this morning with an idea for a zombie apocalypse follow-up fic, set in my universe where basically zombie-ism is like a chronic condition that's managed by regular doses of brains. Ugh, what am I getting myself into?
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