Members 29. Wild East 1. Kidnapped – Part 1.

Kidnapped

Marina drove for the highway back to Sofia.
The Mercedes roared up behind us, lights flashing, horn blaring. Alarmed, my eyes went to the rear view mirror.
“Pull over, Marina. It’s Vlad’s guys.”

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27. Summertime

…and the living is easy.

What a song.

At the risk of annoying those people still wondering where summer is and whether it will ever be summertime;

“Phew! It’s hot.”

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Through Gritted Teeth

Through gritted teeth, I’m saying out loud, “the funk is finished.”
I have been flying through task lists and dealing with all sorts of domestic drama, promising myself that I will find the time to get editing again.

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Writer’s Block

The Situation

Whether writer’s block is a thing or not, is beyond my pay grade. I do know that I haven’t done any writing for a week or more.

Why not?

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Novel Launch

“How does a novel launch work?”
“Usually, there’s an introduction, then the author reads a passage, perhaps a Q&A and then we buy a copy, get it signed, quick glass of wine and off for supper.”
“It will be in English, won’t it?”
“Of course it will, darling. The novel is in English, the invitation is in English.”

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Book? What book?

Book

It’s been quiet on the book front this week. By quiet, I mean that I have been writing for the blog, for Nero’s Notes and for the jobby-job. Not one word has been written on Sean.

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Adjectively speaking

Adjectives and adverbs are often cited as the enemy of writing. I participated in a “Twitter-Chat”, called #writingchat on this very subject.

Mark Twain is quoted, “when you catch and adjective, kill it.”

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week begins today, May 13th. Twenty years ago, I’m fairly certain that I had no awareness at all of mental health issues. I’m guessing that I had a loose perception of depression, which I would have confronted with pearls of wisdom such as “chin up” or “pull your socks up.”

Then, a friend was sectioned.

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Rewrites

Act 1 is rewritten. Almost.

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Just one hour

That’s all it takes.

One hour to write a novel.

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