Productive Year! …Or So I Hope

Well, since it’s been so long since I’ve updated my stories, I’ve finally decided to stick to one and work it until it’s finished. I used to love re-reading my stories, revisiting the various worlds I’ve known for so long but I was always scared to touch them even at their unfinished stage. To me, the words had to be perfect otherwise, it wouldn’t feel right. ARGHH! I’ve been in that stage for almost 3 years now! I’ve only managed to add a page or two here and there but that’s as far I got! I blamed it on my lack of reading lately, but who was I kidding? So! Now, you’ve all had a sneak peek at one particular  story of mine, The Mermaid Story (no, that’s not going to be the final title of the story).

Like I said in my previous introductory posts about this story, I’ve actually finished the main plot line of this story. It’s the details that are hard to put to it because of some issues (i.e.) how to make mermaids talk, and do the animals talk in words or no, etc. Now with my fourth year of procrastinating, I’ve finally made up my mind to write out this story. It’s been a rough start, with the images of how the story should go a certain way interfering with my processing for details. However, with that said, my writer’s block is finally gone and I’m proud to say that the story now has a new introduction, and along the way, I’ve conjured up new characters as well. I feel as though they’ll be crowded with so many crews throughout the story, but I’ll make it work. 🙂 So far, my inspiration comes from Boyzone’s songs. LOL! I know; it’s weird. Don’t ask me why, but it just lulls me into my fantasy world and keeps me there. Pray that at the last day of the year 2014, the story will be finished because it’s my present to my sister and my best friend. I don’t want to give them an unfinished present.

Reader’s Heaven

hahahaha!! i’m back in my writer mode, even for just a few hours… LOL. did you guys see this link on one of the comments a while back? it’s a website full of wonderful books!! classics, poetry, you name it. check it out if you have time:

ReadersHeaven.net

hehehe, fun stuff eh? too bad, it’s past midnight now and i’m still working on a story… i wanna daydream so bad!! XD just so i can visualize the setting.. i need the setting to be put down in ink. so far, i have the ocean, a kingdom, but really no details yet. i know, i know, fish, seeweeds, bubbles (really?), rocks, or sand, etc… but it’s not that easy. descriptions need to be placed strategically, not randomly. it needs to feel like you’re getting a panoramic view from afar instead of being forced to read what the place looks like… you know what i mean?? i don’t live underwater so i can’t really imagine how it would be deep under the oceans… but i do have a fish tank! i wonder if i should stare at it and watch the fishes swim so i could hopefully get some inspiration?? hahaha, it might work!

Mermaids In My Mind

ok so this is a short section of the mermaid story that i was talking about in the previous post that i put up: The Mermaid Story. this isn’t exactly the intro; there’s more introductory stuff to get our heroine’s background and the setting set up, etc, etc.. but anyways, this is what is going to happen very close to the beginning of the story. the mermaid’s name is Anemone and like i said, this will be a sad story so already you can probably imagine what possibilities there are from this scenario, but i can tell you, it gets more interesting as the story moves on. so, have a read and comment if you like. =)

~The Surface~

Excited at seeing a ship for the very first time, Anemone swam close to its side and surfaced. To her, the ship looked majestic and enormous with  its huge sails billowing, full of wind. The mermaid gasped, amazed at the sight. Then she caught sight of movement and quickly dove under the water. She swam to the other side and surfaced again.

The crew of the pirate ship were busy, hussling here and there, some of them were cleaning the deck and some were on patrol duty. A skinny young lad stood on top of the masts, keeping a lookout for enemy vessels. As he turned slowly, his eyes caught an orange blob in the water. He focused on it and saw Anemone and her volume of orange-gold hair around her. He seemed surprised and he quickly turned his head to one side, yelling, “A girl’s in the sea! Captain, I see a girl in the water! Starport! Girl at starport!”

The noise of hurrying footsteps got closer to the side of the ship where the mermaid was. Faces peered over the ship deck. Anemone thought this was amusing so she waved at them and splashed them with her tail. Collective gasps and surprised expressions came from the men.

“Captain, a mermaid! We got ourselves a mermaid!”

Anemone heard some yelling and the people rushed about the deck. Curious, the mermaid swam around to the other side of the ship, trying to see what was happening to the humans. A huge burly-looking man who wore an odd looking hat peered down towards her. His face was carved in scars. As soon as he caught sight of the mermaid, his eyes widened.

“Hurry it up with the net! I want that mermaid on this ship, now!”

Surprised, the mermaid briefly heard curt voices shouting commands before she saw the sky above her darken. The net caught her perfectly in the middle and she struggled to get out. In a moment of panic, she called out into the ocean. “Someone please tell my father to save me! Please, anyone!” she cried out as she swam against the net, clawing at the ropes in a vain attempt to escape. A loud booming laughter echoed in the air. “We got her, boys! Haul up the net, and be fast about it! Don’t let her escape!”

With a sudden pull to the side, the mermaid screamed in fear. As the net was hauled higher and higher, away from the familiar waters, the mermaid hoped her father would be able to save her in time. Closing her eyes, she resigned herselfto her fate for now, knowing it wasn’t a good one. The voices started getting louder and hoots of laughter were all around her now. She opened her eyes.

“Put her down!” The big man commanded. A bald man with marked skin, who held a sword, walked up to where the mermaid hung trapped in the net. Raising his arm without warning, he hacked the ropes with his blade, letting the mermaid fall onto the wooden floor.

Anemone screamed.

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that’s as far as i got with that scene and i know, it probably needs work on the details and i am still editing it at the moment. my gong yoo story is also on the move!! that’s what happens when class gets boring!! LOL

Feeling Lonely

my stories are probably very sad at the moment. i recently found a blog where the author is writing his stories for everyone to read. i feel jealous that he has time at the moment and i do not. i have exams to look after… my characters are probably crying in agony right now, feeling neglected and forgotten. but i never forget them–those lovely people. i just have to keep my self control and stay focused on my exams so i can pass them first lol. nursing is hard you know… especially maintenance class. anyways, i was kinda pleased when i realized that the author of the blog writes about his dreams. i do that more often than not; i just find dreams extremely fascinating. they’re never just one thing; there’s always something at the turn of the head, at the blink of an eye, at the call of a voice…

oh dear. i have a feeling my mermaid story won’t be getting the spotlight anytime soon. i mean the whole plot is done, but i tried to start it but no grabbing introduction wanted to float into my brain. so i left it alone, thinking it needed more time to simmer and develop more. and i recently went back to it but nothing still; my mind remained a blank. and then my other story is a bit controvesial about the name thing, which i think is silly… and then my other stories, i’ve started lots so i feel like they’ve been developed as much as i can manage for the time being.. i have a vampire story (vampire and human lovelife), 4 adventure stories (save the bestfriend, save the beast/enemy, etc..), fairy tales (mermaid, beauty/beast, story within a story), elementals story, a disguise story (girl disguises herself as a boy), and lots more. they all got started already, it’s a matter of when i will make time to add more content to ALL of them.

i like to make short stories as well. i have one sad one just because the storyline is close to my heart. then i have a more outgoing story which is now an introduction for all the women i mentioned in the story. there are ten of them… but anyways, i like writing poems as well and i even tried my hand at composing because i’ve always wished i knew how to play the piano, violin, flute, and harp. anyways, i try my hand on the piano every now and then, lol. i miss you, my characters.. i really do. after the 11th of december, i’m home free, so hang in there!!! =)

The Mermaid Story

little mermaid statue in Denmark

yay!!!! i finally made a fuller version of the story of the little mermaid!! it’s more sad though and she ends up having to go through a lot of difficult times but she still manages to overcome them in her own ways… it has a lot of sad sad stuff and i feel bad for her.. lol i told my cousin about it and she urged me to actually write the story, because i do tend to think of stories but they just get hidden away in my brain and don’t actually get written down… so now i will probably write this one along the 7-8 others that i chose to write down in ink, so to say. =)

john william waterhouse - a mermaid

ok so i did just post up the a small part of my mermaid story: it’s in this link. =)