To lay down
Oh beautiful night And see With your light
To gaze upon
The stars And pretend From afar.
Nor caring Forgetting Everything.
The rest of the world
It’s troubles The bad The sad.
But of this place
This outer space One can always Dream of grace.
From a tree Flying free.
What is joy
But to see One’s family
To you and me.
As eagles Triumphantly.
Still cherishing These memories.
Room to breathe
‘Tis part of living with
As it was always
Meant to be.
From a tree Flying free.
Machetes, monsters, goblins and ghouls.
So much evil, so many rules. Pretend is all And not much more Bring plenty of children To the front door.
And no other date
Can compare To the way People share Their treats With care. And children Dare Accept The gifts People bare.
The sound of the clock Kids go home. The doors are locked. And for the adults Such a wonderful night To delight With movies of fright.
Oh queen of holidays.
I once knew a man
Named I am. But now Exists In memory Only.
Says he doesn’t care.
He does So much. Where did he go? Playing Is he Teasing?
Before sunset He gazed Upon The trees And said “There she goes Down below Goodbye my friend. Until we Meet again.”
A leaf so green
It’s wilting Emotions Cast shadows
Remembering how it was,
How it came to be And there is but nothing Left to see. It knows that time is terrible At this moment Unforgiving in how it treats Those under its care.
Carry On Not forgetting But remember It’s splendor
With the times Keeping with them Shadows of green.
I look inside
With you in mind My dear country.
I see the place
That was your space My dear country.
I used to see A place to be For the free.
I miss you so My dear country.
I’ve managed to write three chapters of the first draft these past few weeks, so here’s just a few more details. These are all, of course, subject to change.
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So I’m going to finally talk about my novel. A little bit. Things change, but here are some facts so far.
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So how’s writing going?
That’s the question I ask myself every day. I’m finding that my goals are shifting because planning seems to be taking a lot of time. The characters have to have names. The places have to have backgrounds. How many islands are there? How many empires are there? How does magic work? etc…
Loosely, about four or five scenes have been written. However, I can tell you that I’m writing more than the end of last year and with greater consistency. This book might actually be the one. Things are clicking more and more.
If you focus on word count and don’t have yourself a plan, it’s easy to write yourself into a hole. Trust me, I’ve been doing this a few years now. It’s what happened with my last book. This time I’m making sure I get things right.
Today I wanted to share my current writing tools. It is all software-based as I don’t use paper anymore. There are four primary pieces of software that I use: Word, Onedrive, OneNote, and Scrivener.
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