Hello readers! Thank you for supporting my blog for the last year! Last year was a year of ups and downs (health and writing wise) but despite that I had a short story featured on a website and participated in NaNoWriMo camp and NaNoWriMo which I believe is a great accomplishment. This year I plan to do much better and bring you guys along for the adventure!Expect some (positive) changes to this blog in the days to come!
P.S. How has 2016 been to you and your writing and what do you plan to change this year?
I have a few items to mention. The first item is a day late so forgive me! For the month of November I will be participating in NaNoWriMo! If you are also writing for NaNoWrimo my name is Blacklight Author!
I also have been taking part in the Daily Post writing prompts thank you for reading (and liking) the last flash fiction Level! More are on the way!
Here is a Flash Fiction piece I wrote based on and containing the Daily Post prompt Expert.
Level by J.R. Bradley
James had finally made it past the checkpoint and to the roof of the building where the helicopter pickup would be. He managed to get by every foe undetected and physically unscathed. Awesome I’m on a roll here, he mused to himself looking out over the roof top at the sea of twinkling lights. Any minute now, he impatiently mumbled while waiting for his ride off the building.
Suddenly he sensed movement behind him. One of the infected young men emerged from the stairs leading to the roof. James stood stock still as to not attract attention but to no avail, the infected man had noticed him “dang!” he looked around and saw no other means of safe escape or hiding. The young man smiled and began towards him and was joined by a few others. “Dang!” he exclaimed again, he thought he had went about this the right way however at this rate he would surely be hit or attacked and at the least become infected as well. I could really use a do over he thought to himself as he looked over his shoulder and began running towards the edge of the roof as the group of the infected gave chase.
He jumped and began the decent towards the sparkling city below. He turned his body so he wouldn’t see the ground coming closer. He closed his eyes and waited for the thud and the pain.
Soon the darkness was broken by the words: Player: 1 Level: Expert. Score:9800. Do you want to continue?
Yes, he answered subconsciously. Instantly he was back at the checkpoint, this time he would get it right.
When writing this poem on the topic of losing a muse I kept hearing this song in my head and ended up writing it with the melody of this song. Below is a video containing the song that helped bring this poem to life. The song is A Deus from The Grandia II soundtrack (one of many great songs on the soundtrack) which was included with the game.
Disclaimer I do not own Grandia II or its soundtrack all rights belong the creators.
My Muse has disappeared or runaway
Leaving other figures in its stead
If only despair and melancholy would entice my creativity
They instead inspire one to sit and stare
If only isolation and solitude brought inspiration to me
I need you to relight the flame of my soul
before it dims out
In darkest hours my deepest levels of grief
I need you here to turn my strife into art
Please don’t leave me! don’t forsake me
lest not now!
please return as for not, in pain I drown
Please come back here don’t not leave me
come back or I’ll die
Hello! I was so busy settling in at Camp NaNoWriMo I forgot to update my blog!
So I am all ready for this month of writing and hopefully achieving my goal!
If anyone here is participating my Camp name is Blacklight Author!
Well the correct title should say I’ve been back a while now lol.
I had a great time trying to reach my goal which sadly I didn’t…. but I gained a lot of enthusiasm for working on my stories. The general feel of the camp is uplifting and encouraging and a lot of that positive energy rubbed off on me. I was able to recharge an old story I long gave up on but now its coming along! Despite me not winning (lol), I do not regret going to Camp NaNoWriMo.
Its been a while since I’ve posted. I am still working on a few projects and will update on that soon.
I’m posting today because I have a announcement! I’ll be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo for the month of April! I will be working on a novel that I have been holding on to for years. I’ve set myself a goal and hope to achieve it by the end of the month. I’ll be updating here on my journey at camp!
p.s. If you’re participating in Camp NaNoWriMo my name is Blacklightuthor