NaNoWriMo14 Pre-launch: Poet’s Log

NaNoWriMo14 begins at the stroke of midnight. I’ve had eleven months to think about the sequel to “Scrolls of Sion: Rise of the Dark Queen” (You can still get your free copy here https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/434284 ) I went into NaNoWriMo13 wet behind the ears and green and with nothing more than a crudely drawn map and a couple of names. I did not have a story in mind. The story fell upon the page evolving as I wrote it. This year I go into NaNoWriMo14 more prepared. I have my list of characters who survived the first book and I have the firm idea of a story in my head. I have thirty prompts to keep me on line, but other than that I have no notes.

Last year I posted the story as I wrote it. I will not tire your eyes this year. The main reason is I am integrating myself back into the school system after more than thirty years away from it. I will however update how the sequel is coming along and I may drop a few teasers from time to time.

I have also decided I am going to be taking down “Liars, Hypocrites & the Development of Human Emotion” for the time being. I will be doing this at the conclusion of NaNoWriMo14 on December 1st. The book may appear again at some time in the future if I can work through issues I have with the book. I do this despite, or because of a recent surge in interest in the book after a long time dormant. I really don’t feel the book is representative of my writing and visually I want to work out some formatting issues.

Okay folks, that’s about it. I hope those of you that have taken up the National Novel Writing Month challenge have success. Those who haven’t, there’s always next year and I wish you the best in your other endeavors. And with that, at the stroke of midnight tonight I will begin penning “The Scrolls of Sion: Broken Bloodlines.”

T J Therien

True Terrorism

Come here and sit down beside me, my friend,
I’ll tell you how this will play out and end,
I’ll read the script if you lend me your ear,
Terrorists and Politicians feed off fear,
“If you elect him he will raise your taxes,”
“They will attack if security laxes,”
“Be vigilant and report your neighbors,”
The empty echo of rattling sabers,
Back against the wall and up in arms,
The world is chock-full of ills and harms,
But wrap your mind around this if you can
There is no such thing as the boogey-man
And remember this when you cast your vote
We put these crocodiles in our moat

T J Therien

NaNoWriMo14 Pledge

NaNoWriMo14 is just around the corner. I have put aside the Romance I have been tinkering with as well as my next book of Poetry while I switch focus for a return to “Scrolls,” beginning with reading “Rise of the Dark Queen” to refresh my memory

Beginning November 1st I will begin penning “The Scrolls of Sion: Broken Bloodlines” I have some good ideas itching to make their way to the page. My promise to the reader: “Broken Bloodlines” will be a better write and hopefully a better story than was “Rise of the Dark Queen”

Is anyone else taking part in NaNoWriMo14? If you are looking for a writing buddy find me at the NaNoWriMo page and buddy me there… we can help push each other to the finish line.

Looking for Feedback

I am looking for a couple of people who would be interested in reading the first 10 chapters of “Forever: The First Epoch” (a romance) and provide me with feedback. Because this book is so ambitious I want to know if what I have written so far works. The Chapters are titled for this book, these are the titles of the first ten chapters.

Chapter 1 (The Girl)
Chapter 2 (The Boy)
Chapter 3 (The Young Hunter)
Chapter 4 (The Birds & the Bees)
Chapter 5 (The Long Night)
Chapter 6 (The Cave Behind the Falling Water)
Chapter 7 (A Hard Lesson)
Chapter 8 (Monkey See Monkey Do)
Chapter 9 (The Quest for Fire)
Chapter 10 (Blue Eyes)

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Apples & Oranges

Pig roasts and corn huskers
Versus freak show and street buskers
Starlit sky versus signs of neon
The warm heart versus the one that pumps Freon
Soft earth and sweet grass are a fine place to pitch a tent
But you can’t do that on asphalt, or cold hard cement
Country and City life are night and day
Like comparing apples to oranges as some would say.

T J Therien

We Are Pharaoh

We are Pharaoh, God among man
We have been so since time began
We have been so since time begun
We are Ra and almighty Sun
There is no power greater than

We are the Nile, through desert ran
We are the Sphinx on dune divan
So let it be written and done
We are Pharaoh

The backs of slaves bear Our sedan
You nomads in your caravan
What freedom do you think you’ve won?
Osiris smiles on golden Son
By might, by light, by breadth and span
We are Pharaoh

T J Therien

Mirror Interview with Tim Therien

me interviewing me

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“Mirror, Mirror on the ceiling…”

Now that I have your attention, I don’t actually have a mirror on the ceiling. In fact, the only mirror in my apartment is the one in the bathroom. I take a quick look at myself once a day to make sure I’m presentable to the world, other than that I avoid mirrors with the fervor of a vampire. After reading the clever, witty and intelligent “mirror interviews” featured her at “Readful Things” I have to admit to being a little intimidated. For starters I am not a big fan of tooting my own horn. If I took tooting my own horn I might just have to get that mirror for the ceiling. That said; let’s get on to the crux of it, shall we?

On Poetry

Poetry is very near and dear to me and perhaps I will always be a Poet first and…

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