Moonlake’s Writing Updates- September 2021

I’ve actually been going pretty strong ever since I got back to my WIP in July. I burned through 10 chapters in that month and for August it was 8 chapters.. Sounds grand, right? The reality is that I was leveraging 90% of this on previous notes and tying up loose notes from revision. OnlyContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Updates- September 2021”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2021

Fantasy:  Blue Moon Rising by Simon R. Green I came to this book via the second book in this series with a completely different set of cast and I think I prefer the next book better because it’s more my cup of tea in term of the genre blending in fantasy with mystery (I actuallyContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2021”

Adventures Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 8

I walked up on Estella and Aurora right as Estella was calling out for H squared. “Where is he? I need him to fix up the panel on the bridge so we can pinpoint which part of the alarm has been set off. Or have you two found that out already?” I asked the twoContinue reading “Adventures Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 8”

Remarkable Women in Ancient China (10)- Wen Xiu

Who is she: Once concubine to the Last Emperor of China Puyi, otherwise known as Consort Shu or the Good-hearted Consort Notable Life Events: Born on 20th of December, 1909, to a Mongolian family that was part of the Manchurian Eight Flag army  Entered Puyi’s Court at the age of 12 as Consort Shu (itContinue reading “Remarkable Women in Ancient China (10)- Wen Xiu”

Adventures Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 7

Full darkness had fallen, with only starlight pointing the way for wayward travellers. I could see the outline of the crater’s edge in a rough circle around the top of the forest and lights from the Xing. My peripheral vision caught flashes of light far away- a reddish firefly sort of glow, but when IContinue reading “Adventures Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 7”

The songs we could have been singing

This is a piece created from a prompt from Maya Stein’s Press Play. I truncated the last paragraph because it was too personal but I like the ending to this truncated piece as well. Enjoy:  The songs we could have been singing, the dances we could have danced, the words we could have spoken… howContinue reading “The songs we could have been singing”

TBR for the rest of this year

Apparently I’m down to the last 4 slots of my 20 books quota but somehow I get the feeling I might do another set of extensions out. I’m now reading book 2 of a fantasy trilogy by an Australian author and the Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden, at the same time. I’ve alsoContinue reading “TBR for the rest of this year”

Reeds speak to you of the natural world

This is still from the poem Starfish. And in fact, I took more from the original poem in the opening. “Reeds speak to you of the natural world. They sing, they whisper”- those are all from the original poem, except for punctuation. In fact, I quite like the whole phrase together and was going toContinue reading “Reeds speak to you of the natural world”

Memorable Sleuths

For a change, I’m going to blog about my second genre in reading today. And here in this post I’m going to list out all of the sleuths that are memorable in my minds (I just can’t pick my favourite so I’m going with the bundles of them that stands out to me, in noContinue reading “Memorable Sleuths”

Is it a message finally or just another day?

Yet another piece based on a prompt from the Starfish poem- I was thinking of the subscription to Wild Writing Family and I like to know that I could commit to the three times a week free writing before I got it. So what I did was go to the Wild Writing video on YouTubeContinue reading “Is it a message finally or just another day?”