Weekly Blog

Writing a book


I don’t think I realized what was involved with writing a book before I started writing one. Not only do the characters have to become realistic, they have to interact with each other. The chapters are not long enough either. They are about a page each. I’ll hopefully be able to make them longer once I have all 20 chapters worked out. The title of the book is “Portals of Edris”. I will also be coming up with a synopsis soon which will be added to the website.

Writing a book will be a journey full of frustration and insight. Hopefully I can finish it this year;

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Moving Houses


I will be moving houses next week so I probably won’t be able to post to the blog very. I will still be writing the novel and working on short stories which will show up on the publications page once they have been published. I will be at the new place for up to a year. Who knows what could happen in that time! Best wishes for the new year!

Tuna to Go Fish


 

Sophelia the cat was bored. She had nothing to do. She was going to explore the neighbourhood. She could play with fake mice or go on a stroll. Decisions decisions!
Mary was no fun since she tended to ignore her meows. Humans were so peculiar!
“You are no fun” (Sophelia)
“Really?” (Mary)
“Yes” (Sophelia)
“All you do is feed me.” (Sophelia)
“Aren’t you glad?” (Mary)
“It’s bland food. Not restaurant quality.” (Sophelia)
“What’s your point? Your a cat.” (Mary)
“That doesn’t change anything. I want tuna. Give me tuna!” (Sophelia)
“You have to ask nicely.” (Mary)
“Pretty please with a mouse on top!” (Sophelia)
“I’ll buy you some tuna” (Mary)
“Finally!” (Sophelia)
Mary left the house to get Sophelia’s much awaited tuna.

“She’s left the building. Now where are those mice hiding?” (Sophelia)

Sophelia then broke into song:

“I see fishes, fishes in my dreams! I see fishes, fishes as can be! If only it was not a dream. Fishes I would be. Fishing fun for everyone! This would be as fun. If fishes were fun. I’d had all but none. For fishes are fishes and I have none.”

Mary arrived half way through her song.

“Wow I did not know you could sing.” (Mary)

“I practice whenever you leave.” (Sophelia)

“Your tuna awaits you.” (Mary)

“Much thanks. Meow Meow Meow” (Sophelia)

Announcement 10: December 2017


Wow it’s been another year! So much has happened since I last made an announcement. There are a few things I’d like to mention in this announcement.

Firstly, Trail of Crystal Waters is now published! It’s a short story so It’s not exactly a novel. I am using it to try out amazon kindle. I am still unsure how well it will fair being on the internet. I meant to have it submitted to a short story competition but most of the 2017 writing competitions for speculative/science fiction have already finished! If it doesn’t go well on Kindle I might just take it off after a month or two. It really depends on whether people think it’s worth $4 per read.

Secondly, I am writing a novel now. Portals of Edris is the title. It’s pretty much a fantasy novel. I have written about four pages so far. Each of the pages have a subtitle. Once I have it at about 20 pages I am considering posting the prologue as an excerpt.

Thirdly, I will be working on “The Adventures of Madame Sophelia”. This will feature my cat as the main character. Please feel free to look at the page which in the main menu. This will show posts related to the Children’s book. The main posts will be deleted if I decide to submit the children’s book to a publisher.

Lastly, I will be busy looking for writing opportunities for 2018. I hope to add to the publications page for each successful publication. Australia has a few literary magazines and I am eager to write fiction and nonfiction to be published.

I would greatly appreciate if people comment or give suggestions. For the weekly posts I am looking for some writing prompts to get my creative juices flowing.

It’s nearly Christmas! Wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. Light the menorah too! I will most likely post another announcement in the first week of January once New Years has passed. Best Wishes for the New Year!

A Journey to nowhere


The first thing you notice is the heat. The air is dry and your throat begins to itch. Flies buzz in your ear, always out the way when you try swatting at them.

You wish there was a breeze. But there isn’t. The heat travels upwards, uninterrupted and leaves you sweating heavily. No clouds in the sky, no promise of rain.

You continue walking, hours pass.

You begin to wonder, Where are you going?

You notice that you are thirsty.

Why are you on this journey to begin with?

The sun begins to set.

The path you are taking begins to become clearer as you walk.

Plants and trees give way to familiar houses. Animals leave and in their place are people you know, people who love and support you. You finally feel safe. There is a stream and well nearby. A well-tended garden. You finally feel comfortable. Your family surrounds you. Your mother hugs you and father pats your back. Everyone smiles and thanks you for caring and supporting them. You are finally home.