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Do You?

Do you feel the same?
Do you feel as I do, as he did?
Will you be like him?
Will this be the making?
What could we do now?
What changes could we make?
Who will she become? Him, you, me?
Who does he look down upon?
Is he guarding, like an angel?
Is he regretful? Is that in our tea?
Where have these roads taken us?
Where will it take the next generation?
Can history be avoided?
Can it be more than ignored?
Why is simple not so?
Why do I care to cry?

(C) Persephone M 18th February 2014

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I Hurt You/You Hurt Me

You’ll never know the pain you caused me,
How your words hit like thunder, shocking my heart,
Deafened and pained, the tears rained down my cheeks,
As the realisation hit me: I hurt you.

But then the thunder stole itself away, hidden but not forgotten,
As a new, sun-less day dawned upon me and me alone,
The joy dried up, the excitement evaporated as you did it once,
And did it twice: contradiction.

Placing all the others, every single one under your umbrella,
You left me in the rain despite my apologies and pain,
I had only seen mine until you snuck out your words,
And now tables reverse: You Hurt Me.

(C) Persephone M December 16th 2013.

I thought my TTC journey caused the bitter loss of friends; so does succeeding.

NaNoWriMo Day 2

I forgot to blog about the first day of NaNoWriMo, but I did at least do some writing.

 

And I did more today. That’s two out of two which must mean I’m being good and need a reward or something!

 

My story starts off with four main characters and yesterday I managed to introduce two, today the other two. It’s only 4 and a half thousand words in, but it is only the intro for each of them. Today’s writing I found really interesting because one of the characters (Leah) suddenly went down a different path to what I’d planned in my bible and what I’d planned starting the scene.

 

But I like when writing does that. It feels more real that the characters actually develop on their own. It’s why I have the plan of the first section, setting up the four main characters and their situations, how the world works for them, and then a brief outline of the second section, but I’ve nothing planned for the third and final part. Because I don’t know how the characters and plot will evolve to get to that point.

 

I was once writing this short series of stories based on a television show and I had my own character that was just there to fill the places, she wasn’t a Mary-Sue (I hope) and she certainly wasn’t a main character. In one chapter I had her make a comment to an existing, but new, character and had him respond in a way that he, as a character already defined by the show, would and suddenly I saw this new side to her. This was a character that I had created whose back story suddenly slotted into place and who through two sentences had a chemistry with the guy. I never intended on it, never planned on it and then I created a whole fictitious world between them.

 

Which is just what happened with Leah, earlier tonight. She was supposed to just be a single mother of two, struggling but surviving who meets the man of her dreams and later on her awful ex reappears. The ex was just supposed to be awful because of their break up and because of the children involved. He was so un-important that he didn’t even get a name in my planning. But suddenly he appears in her opening scene, and he’s taken on this new creepy level that I never ever intended on and the man of her dreams hasn’t appeared yet!

 

I thought of the four leading ladies, Chloe (the first one) would be the easiest to write for, but I’ve really loved the other three. I’ve only done two paragraphs of Issy, but I’m already enjoying fleshing out her life, and she’s probably the one I least identify with as a person so I’m hoping that I can do her justice.

 

There’s probably no more Nanoing for me today, but hopefully I’ll get another 1600 done tomorrow. Currently I’m on track of “finishing” on November 21st, 9 days early! Woo too!

 

~ Persephone M

Now for a new challenge

Sorry. Sorry. Sorry.

I have been far too quiet on here bit I’ve just been a bit… Bleurgh. You know what that’s like, right?

Challenges are not really my strong suit, but I need something to get me back out into the world. And back into writing; its been months. Unfortunately, I’m not amazing at sticking at things. From my 365 photo project which didn’t even get a third through to this blog that I haven’t truly posted to in over 2 months. I don’t stick to things. I rapidly lose all motivation.

Take a novella I wrote earlier last year. I finished the first draft, even writing new scenes where needed. And then… It’s still just sitting on my hard drive doing nothing.

But now for something new. I’m going to do Nanowrimo this year. It’s something I’ve often thought about but never even attempted.

Last weekend, my hubby and I randomly started discussing an idea for a story which I then began plotting. Monday came and I’ve ignored it since. From November 1st, no more ignorance, no more lacking of motivation.

I’m gonna do it and I’m going to resume blogging so that people can follow my progress.

6 days people!

~ Persephone M
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