As a classroom teacher, the day job is serious and often requires most of my attention. Sure I work the 8 hour shift, but planning, grading, and prep work often goes on after hours and teachers burn the midnight oil probably a bit more productively than most undergrads. The holidays are nice well deserved breaks from the routine and long hours. It's a respite time for unwinding, relaxing, enjoying the family, home cooked meals, and finally, when even that's done, it's time to write!
This year, the job sees me in Florida and the tight money situation that I need to climb out of has forced me to sit still and miss most of the family stuff. I'm refusing to cry about it. Instead I have turned to my writing for solace and am over 10 k up in the Kings Wilde story I started a long time back. It's getting good. So long as the scenes flow, I want to write.
Is it the story I thought I needed to finish? No. Is it a Christmas story? No. Is it a traditional PNR? No. But I don't write the stories I want to write. I write the scene the way the characters reveal it to me. I have no idea what's coming next, but it's going to be good.
This miniseries is the strangest of tales. Mafia romance meets paranormal fantasy. Need a glimpse? I've shared bits of this story before, but allow me to introduce the old man.
"Viktor was starving. He’d been shot. He woke up as a polar bear. Someone had burned down his house, and he was being spied upon. It wasn’t turning out to be a good morning. A shot of vodka might be in order before someone died. Retirement might be for dead men." -Viktor Wilde From Kings Wilde by Ophelia Kee Coming Soon!
I want to wish you all Merry Christmas. 2020 has been a harsh year. Loss of our customs and traditions due to the strictures placed on us in our attempt to defeat a disease have caused hardships the world over. But it's not all sad and depression. I have spent my life wanting out. Allow me to be the one who offers you hope in my sure knowledge that there is always a way out! As I look toward the New Year, I have hope that my stories will aid others in their escape whether it be a moment or a few hours. In a real sense, sometimes just a small escape allows us a chance to see the world around us in a new light. So please allow me to encourage you to read, enjoy art, music, and literature. See the play, watch the movie, dance with others. One of greatest contributions mankind makes to the world is inspiring thought and interest through cultural endeavors. One of the oldest forms of entertainment is storytelling. I'm not the best, but I did choose to write the story in my mind. If it may entertain someone else, then that was the point. Merry Christmas Everyone. I'm looking forward to the New Year in the dream. May you do the same.
Welcome to Ophelia Kee Speaks. This is a blog chronicling my independent author walk. The journey into the dream has been a life-changing experience as I try to become a full-time writer and leave the professional world behind me. In my blog each day, you will find information on the ‘behind the scenes’ for writing contemporary adult fantasy fiction and paranormal romance stories set in the dream. I will speak on topics detailing with my writing, publishing, promotion, and marketing as well as social media dealing with my books, book trailers, book launches, book art, music, audio, and video, as well as shameless self-promotion. I am not an expert and am not claiming to be one. I am simply one writer offering a glimpse of my struggle to become a successful independent author. Thank you for considering my words. All rights reserved.
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