Wednesday 4th December 2013
I Can’t Do Christmas Without You.
Why Can’t I?
To be Continued……
Excuse any errors and please enjoy…..
Monday 2nd December 2013
Ian is a local musician, I say local, that is local to Southampton, with an incredible amount of talent.He does excellent covers but he is in his element writing and singing his own material. I have been lucky enough to see him play at a couple of venues. I was that impressed I had to do a little research, and because of my findings I contacted him to ask if he would mind me doing a post on him and his music.
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Where Dreams Begin.
Watching and Imagining Her
Excuse any errors Thank you.
Monday 2nd December 2013
Christmas at the Mall
Striking up a Conversation.
To be Continued…………
Again a few errors, but ignore them and enjoy the story….Thanks .
Sunday 1st December 2013
A Gift of Love
Here we go.
Please excuse a couple of mistakes in this piece. Promise it will get better. ♥
Thursday 28th November 2013
Third time Lucky ??????
My third Nanowrimo attempt, and am I successful or am I kidding myself?
I have met up with some great people due to Nanowrimo, and supported each other. Especially the Campnano projects because they have a slightly different system. It is this that is all part of the writing enjoyment, coupled with the feeling one is not on their own.
I wonder why I actually do this, because at the end of the day the story will remain on my hard drive saved in a special file titled Nanowrimo. People have sent me their good wishes and congratulations, then ask about my editing or publishing. But I have no idea, not even sure about the next process or who to do it with. Createspace is just one. I do enjoy inventing stories, in fact I would say that my story lines and characters and the events that I include are very good and original. I also do all my own research, I do not rely on others to supply info or use as Muses, I can say all my lines come from my own head. However sometimes I wish I did have some one to assist when the mind goes blank.
My failure is the quality of my writing, I have never been trained etc, apart from a little experience and reading and learning from some of you fabulous writers there is not much else. I wrote a lot of poetry, [small booklet of 45 poems was published in 1998] in my younger and youthful days, as well as lyrics, of which some were used in songs but many are still sitting in my rather old and tatty song book. All hand written with mistakes and amendments, crossed out lines or words, comments in the margins, we all know about these precious books.
Self publish, or a publisher, edit the stories, but surely the quality and standard of the words and grammar and proper English, [LOL] are what matters, not the limited descriptions. In my head I can see the scene or the character, but trying to describe it for the reader does not always work, if it does at all. I am not complaining just making a point, this point I believe is the feeling of many others.
I have written ‘Knight of the Oak’ subtitled ‘King of the Wood’ unfinished and currently on 65,000 words, ‘Birth of the Wizard Prince‘ also unfinished currently 55,000 words. ‘Our Dream‘ subtitled ‘Two Hearts.‘ this was finished,currently 62,000 words. Possibly might delete. The End. And my most recent 2013 challenge ‘The Parchment‘ was completed and on 63,000 words but do have ideas to add to it, a later project. My reason for mentioning this is because I cannot finish projects. The ones that are finished were easily done and fluent in the story lines, but the ones that are unfinished turned into a longer and deeper story.
Of course I am not including the short story and poetry projects I have done. The participation in a couple of writing web sites, these keep my imagination alert.
I could praise other writers or poets and say good things and how some maybe an inspiration to me, but in truth why should I, do I see my name being praised by them. I have many writers that I take inspiration from but I do not need to or even want to name drop, but then again maybe I should and people will think I am well in with the right circles. In truth this would be so full of bul…t. I listen and learn from people in my blogging world.
What’eth should thou do’eth with all thy words? [Don't answer that I know]
Monday 25th November 2013
On the 25th November 2013, today of posting I brought my story to an end.
October 20th 2013 Sunday.
This prompt rings both normal bells and alarm bells. My reason for this thought is because many people write beautiful blogs whether it be a mostly photo or writing there are a few that make me think. I wrote a post awhile back and although it was critical, it was also well-meant, not aimed at any particular blog, style or subject but some of the content appeared on some blogs. It was Facebook that inspired the post firstly, and what was being posted, rather tacky comments and feed updates, and to top it all my rather snobbish feeling. But I have never seen or felt any release or satisfaction from setting this post free. I have never posted it, I have it sitting in my draft and once in a while I will edit and add to it.
One of the reasons I have not posted it is because of the thought of hurting people’s feelings or thoughts. I do not know what this actually means. I wrote it from my view-point and how I felt about things and thoughts in general, and then realised that some people might be offended with my bluntness, or how I see certain things. Even though it was not directed at any particular person, blog or style. I have been told I am not the type of person that would offend and my character would not let me be this way, but my naivety may have done so unintentionally. Hence the reason it still being in my draft.
Saturday 12th October 2013
It is that time of year again, yes ladies and gentlemen it is Nanowrimo again. I have signed up for the third year running for this November challenge. I have participated in 2011/2012 and this year it also included my participation in the two Campnano’s [May and July] and have been successful in all, completed all the word counts. This coming November, I am a little unsure as to my project, I have been doing a story on my other site and some pre working on it. This project I am thinking of doing is called……..
It might be slightly cheating but it is a project that I have been working on for a while, I could actually go back to one of my other projects or stories that I am still working on and trying to finish. Rather unsuccessfully I might say. I have four stories, full length stories and managed to finish only two so far. So I do have plenty of choices.
I have not read about any of you doing this challenge,, I would love to know if any of you are participating. Leave me a note,, of become writing buddies for inspiration if we need it.
Wednesday 9th October 2013.
My little piece of the last and dying part of my summer. My porch and rocking chair is on the verge of being made redundant for the next few months. Enjoy these wonderful songs of differing sounds and era. As an Englishman it is a little bit disappointing that I could not find any British artist to fulfill my want for this post.