Wednesday, December 04, 2019

How plot twists affect a story

I found this article on Creating Plot Twists reassuring because, in a pivotal chapter of Ayekah the Damned, secrets are revealed, and all changes when a young virgin runs into the Archangel of Light's paradise. He falls for her,  she is empowered while he is damned.

Fiction University: Expect the Unexpected: Creating Plot Twists: By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy I'm up against a deadline this month to get a manuscript finished, so I'm dipping into the archi...

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Sunday, December 01, 2019

How was your Turkey day?

Last and this year I insisted on us hosting Thanksgiving. Craved the feel of family and love on my spaces! The patter of little feet and voices of those I love resonate inside our walks. The fussing in a kitchen that now only John and I use. But, like the song goes “that’s over now.” I informed family that I give it back to them. Not that it wasn’t fun!

Its so much nicer and easier for family and both of us to go to our kids or grandkids homes. We live far from everyone and those who like to host do such a bang up job! I used to be like that and now I am puttered out and that’s ok. Lesson learned although last year it was great fun, most of my girls even belly danced!


Today I am finally wooing into the nitty greedy of what I, other than our family, love the most: my writing!

 While doing edits and revisions on book 2, Ayekah the Damned, third draft I am also creating, for each chapter, a synopsis, character list and main events notes. Yes it’s taking time but I am a perfectionist and because it’s a four book series - so far - the information serves as great reference. John (my nit picky and fearless husband) is editing the complete third draft of book 3, VIRGINS. Last will be the third draft of ROLO, book 4.

So very excited! However if I we both weren’t research nuts writing, revising and editing, these books would be a real drag but we both love to lookup and get facts of what cones as the book flows out of me or we edit and revise. The entire series is based on mythology and from ancient to current times and in so many different times and places that research in anthropology and history are essential; but I love it! Get lost in it!

Look at the view of rain falling on trees behind a beautiful bouquet one of my girls brought.

martacweeks.com
Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Fiction University: 14 Days of Writing Prizes, Starting...NOW!

Fiction University: 14 Days of Writing Prizes, Starting...NOW!: By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy It’s the season of giving, so I

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

About Magical Realism

Thank you Oprah Magazine, the authors listed on the Magical Realism article are some of my favorite and could list several more. I, so far have thought and called my series Fantasy based on Mythology but that category has not felt entirely correct and because of this article I realize that Wings of Immortals- my series is Magical Realism. Information on my series can be found at: https://www.martacweeks.com/

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

In the thick of it (beware: contains adult content)

Beware: contains adult content. Fantasy series based on Mythology.

To those waiting for Ayekah the Damned, please bear with me. We are deep into edits and revisions for the next three books of the entire Wings Of Immortals - series.  

I decided to complete the series first - it has a life of its own and keeps growing. Meantime The Sylph's Tale is still selling on Amazon and getting great reviews. To those who purchase it, because it was published missing chapters, the publishers and I will offer a free Ayekah the Damned book when released. 




Both start with the Archangel's seduction by a virgin destined to changed humankind. For information on the entire series, please go to WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES

To take a break, now and then, from this very SEDUCTIVE and TWISTY, TURNY series I am preparing to publish a Poetry Chapbook, have over 80 poems for it, some are on Hello Poetry I love HP. Also doing edits on Ayekah the Damned screenplay, as I've shared, it won a third-place award.

Not nuts yet but very excited. I hope you stick with me and love the Wings Of Immortals - series!










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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Fiction University: Online Resources

A site full of great information!



Fiction University: Online Resources: *Updated April 2019 These are just a sampling of the many great (and some of my favorite) sites out there for writers.  Must-Visit Writ... Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Fiction University: Five Ways to Grow Your Novel

Needed to read this and almost skipped. I will also read other articles sited in paragraphs and share them on my author's page. Thank you.



Fiction University: Five Ways to Grow Your Novel: By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Last week I talked about what changes in your scenes , and reader Maria D'Marco made a wonderful comm... Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Fiction University: Lessons Learned from a Decade in Publishing

Fiction University: Lessons Learned from a Decade in Publishing: By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Looking back on ten years as an author—and what I’d have done differently if I could have. This week ma...

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Hi and welcome! : ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES

Hi and welcome! : ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES: ON THE WINGS OF IMMORTALS-SERIES Warning: The entire series contains sexual elements that might offend some readers. Copyright@2017 b...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hi and welcome! : ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES

Hi and welcome! : ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES: ON THE WINGS OF IMMORTALS-SERIES Warning: The entire series contains sexual elements that might offend some readers. Copyright@2017 b...

Monday, August 19, 2019

Hi and welcome! : MODEL TRAIN DISPLAYS AND VIDEOS by JCW

Hi and welcome! : MODEL TRAIN DISPLAYS AND VIDEOS by JCW: NCNGRR Model Train Layout @ Nevada County Fair Grounds vimeo.com/269416811 Welcome to the Nevada County Fair-Grounds and NCNGRR model...

MODEL TRAIN DISPLAYS AND VIDEOS

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NCNGRR Model Train Layout @ Nevada County Fair Grounds
Welcome to the Nevada County Fair-Grounds and NCNGRR model train display and club. This HO narrow gauge and O gauge layout represent the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad that ran between Nevada City, Grass Valley and connecting with the Southern Pacific RR in Colfax, California. The NCNGRR operated from 1876 to 1942. 

On The Scales S1 E1 NCNGRR Museum Interviews
Introducing a new program titled 'On The Scales: Weighing in With Model Railroaders'. We will be showcasing local model railroads of all scales starting with big scale in an introduction to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Nevada City. Episode one is an overview of the museum featuring key museum volunteers.

On The Scales S1 E2 NCNGRR Museum Railbus Ride
Narrow Gauge Rail Bus Tour: A glimpse of the NCNGRR & Transportation Museum rail bus tour including narration to showcase this premier attraction of the museum, which operates on weekends May to October each year.

On The Scales S1 E4 Tin Plate RR with Chuck Brasher
We continue our On The Scales: weighing in with model railroaders programming with Season 1 Episode 4 Tin Plate RRs. We're visiting with Chuck Brasher of Grass Valley and his magnificent O and standard gauge train collection. All of this collection is from the 1930s/40s era when model trains were still considered toys. Sit back, relax and be delighted.

On The Scales S1 E5 DRGW and RGS O and On3 Scale RR With John Bridges
On The Scales: Weighing in with model railroaders S1 E5 travels to the home of John Bridges in Nevada City and his O & On3 scale train layout; modeled on the narrow and standard gauge railroads of Colorado, John has recreated in a rather small space, the sense of open mountain and valley railroading n Colorado's gold mining boom years.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:  Johnweeks18609@comcast.net

Monday, August 12, 2019

Poem: Last Wishes

I hope you share with me why you like or don't like this poem.

Last Wishes

Before I leave this life
I don't want a sorry 
         left unsaid
From anyone I have wronged
        forgiveness I beg
Matters not to me
         your share of blame
Before my last breath
        to smile at all I want
Wrong or right
         friend or foe
Not a tear unshed
Nor a smile 
          stopped from laughter
Not a truth untold 
           or a lie to nest
For what is life
           but a mere waking 
Into the next beginning 
A moving from shadows 
             to light
Sky to Earth
              hope to breath
There are no forevers
               in the flesh
Sorry travels endlessly
                wrong bones might forget
But spirit's sufferings
                  Never ends


Marta 4/20/2017

Friday, July 26, 2019

Hi and welcome! : How I wrote On Wings Of Immortals-series

Hi and welcome! : How I wrote On Wings Of Immortals-series: I wrote book two Virgins first and because of questions from workshop readers wrote book one The Sylph’s Tale. Then book three, Rolo. I a...

How I wrote On Wings Of Immortals-series

I wrote book two Virgins first and because of questions from workshop readers wrote book one The Sylph’s Tale.
Then book three, Rolo.
I am currently editing a complete version of The Sylph’s Tale which will be ready to be published next month, possibly under the name Ayekah the Damned.
Have book four in the works.
The Sylph’s Tale, published incomplete as a novella, has excellent reviews on Amazon.
The screenplay version Ayekah the Damned is an award winner.
I am looking for a publisher.
Webpage: martacweeks.com click On The Wings Of Immortals series.
On Wings Of Immortals -series


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Loving


Loving

Travel with me 
From  our smile
Into the passion of love
Follow me in the song
Of breathless encounters
Goose pimples on eyeballs
Kisses into morning

Marta 5/22/2017



Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hi and welcome! : ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES

Hi and welcome! : ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES: Book One THE SYLPH’S TALE aka AYEKAH THE DAMNED Fantasy/Mythology- approx. 50 thousand words.
Warning: This story contains...

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Hi and welcome! : Just Taking

Hi and welcome! : Just Taking: I now know I lost my mind In pain I grasped for life In life I clung to death Not knowing Not thinking  Just grabbing lips Crawling into ...

Just Taking

I now know
I lost my mind
In pain I grasped for life
In life I clung to death
Not knowing
Not thinking 
Just grabbing lips
Crawling into arms
Mattered not
They were not yours
For years after you died
I was not me
I had no self
I cared for nothing
My heart was broken
Leaking pain
Into everyone
Not caring
Just taking





Marta C Weeks May 2017
Just Taking
https://hellopoetry.com/martacweeks/poems/?tab

Monday, July 08, 2019

Rocks or Guts

Some need rocks
To rest bigotry upon
Look down, feel taller
Or throw at others

Others have no guts
Camp on smiles
Feed on indifference
Rivers of promise
Golden tomorrows

Our country is burning
With horror and loss
Buried in traditions hides
Pits of immorality
Walls of racism

Halls filled with assets
Sit in miles of doubt
On hills of sorrow
Growing with fear

Brother, clinging to fear
Differences and inequalities
Hidden from having
While some take all

Sister, must you hate
Wish to kill hope
Bleaching love with hate
In fear of loss

Driven to please
Hating race or creed
Feeding in lack
Altars of fanatical pride
As if there's no God

Walking shame to blame
Taking sides with captors
Tearing all apart
To make what's not

Life goes forward
Insecurity drains hearts
Feeds souls to saviors
With political lies
Trading guts for greed

Builders of distrust
Sell promises if the power
Hiding cruel minds
Open theirs to close ours

Where is forever in now
Convinced we had choices
Wanting more than not
Lost sight of beyond

Cages of greed
Built by pulpits of avarice
Filled by a Congress
Here now, gone tomorrow

Eternal is only the universe
One minute we are here
Without love, there's no power
And soon we die
Holiness lost

Revised 7/7/2019
Marta@martacweeks.com


Monday, July 01, 2019

Interview with author Jo Chandler


For my 2nd author interview, I selected the award-winning author, Jo Chandler.



From years ago when Jo and I were in a writing group I found her story, This Side of Forever, to be an honest view of what alcoholism and addiction do to families and teens. Having battled addiction and in counseling addicts and families I find that Jo's novel, This Side of Forever, can open a door of hope for parents and teens.     




My questions and Jo’s answers:


Q. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
A. I think I always knew writing was in my bones, but it wasn’t until I became a reporter for my high school newspaper, the Manikopa, that I began to write in earnest. When I became editor of the newspaper during my senior year, I knew I’d found my home. But even then, it didn’t occur to me that I would write for a living.


Q. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
A. I dropped out of college in my junior year to get married. During that time, the writing was the furthest thing from my mind. After my divorce, I landed a job as the district marketing manager for a cellular company. My job entailed writing an array of marketing materials, including press releases, mail inserts, and statewide intercompany communications. Then I got fired. (Cellular technology was not my forte.) Rather than find another job, I decided to strike out on my own as a freelance journalist. That decision led me to a career writing feature articles for magazines and newspapers. I finally believed I was a writer. Writing fiction came much later.


Q. Do you have a specific writing style?
A. I know in advance where I want my story to go and what I want to accomplish. I can usually see the novel’s arc in my mind. I jot down notes to keep me on track, sort of like writing a grocery list. I make another list of what I need to research and a third list of who I need to interview. Here’s where it gets a little nuts. I gather together all of my final notes (handwritten, typed and printed from various websites) and literally go through and number each paragraph by hand, according to where it will appear in the story or novel. I have been using this method for decades.


Q Is your novel based on someone you know or events in your own life?
A. People often ask me if This Side of Forever is based on my daughter’s life. The answer is yes and no. Annie Bloom is not Crista. But the relationship between Annie and her mother came from that place in my heart where mother/daughter bonds can never be broken. The other characters are a compilation of teens I knew growing up (including two who died as a result of alcoholism) and young people I’ve known as an adult.


Q. What was the hardest part of writing your novel?
A. The hardest part of writing my novel was when it was finished. I’m an extrovert/introvert, which simply means I love people, but I don’t love trying to market myself and my work. I will sign books anywhere, anytime, and I have spoken to many middle school and high school English classes. I thoroughly enjoy both of these events. I have difficulty cold calling potential venues and convincing them to book me. This is where a publicist comes in handy. But even with an agent or publisher, today’s authors are expected to have a solid marketing plan. I’m determined to be more aggressive when my next novel debuts.


Q. How did you come up with the title?
A. I believe our true home is a spiritual realm of pure oneness and joy in which we come to know God as a being of limitless, changeless love. What we think we experience while we are on this planet (This Side of Forever), is nothing but an illusory blip on our Divine journey.

Q. Is there a message in your novel you want readers to grasp?
A. My first hope is that readers relate to Annie as she faces the death of her best friend through the bottom of a bottle and cheer for her recovery. The message I want them to come away with is that no matter how horrible we think we are, no matter what unforgivable thing we think we did, we are innocent in the eyes of Love. And Love is all there is.

Q. Do you have advice for other writers? Also, sites and groups you recommend.
A. Here is some advice I wish someone had told me. Never stay in a critique group where you are made to feel bad about your work. A good critique group should be sensitive and supportive in their comments. Your success should be their first concern. Also, network with other writers. I’ve been a member of California Writers Club, Sacramento, and CWC San Joaquin County. I was also a member of Gold Country Writers and Northern California Publishers and Authors until I moved out of the area. I’ve met so many wonderful people through these clubs. Writers are my tribe.


Q. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
A. I am on the final revise/edit of a novel I call Street Girl. It’s about a homeless girl who lives with her mother along the Sacramento River. When her mom disappears, thirteen-year-old Zoe is left to fend for herself. The seed for this novel was planted when I read about a homeless preteen in the Sacramento area whose parents vanished, leaving her completely alone. Beyond that, my novel is pure fiction.


Q. Is there anything else you would like readers to know about your life as a writer
A. As I said before, I spent most of my career writing nonfiction. It seems I had a knack for it. When I decided to switch gears and enter the world of make-believe, I thought it would be a fairly simple switch. It wasn’t. There was a steep learning curve. I remember taking a class from a well-known author. She was a wonderful teacher who didn’t hold anything back when it came to improving my work. There were times during that class when I felt like giving up. But, after the tears stopped, a voice inside reminded me that writing stories is what I do. It’s who I am. I can’t imagine my life any other way.








Sunday, June 23, 2019

Searching For Safety, poem


In fear loaded times
Will a mask
That blends with all 
Does not claim sides
Speaks of nothing
Stands for no one
Keep one safe?
To walk in crowds
Or hide behind doors
Doing nothing 
Offending no one
Make us loved?
And where to hide
When a voice roars
Or first bomb drops
In a corner 
School or mall?

Marta
04/25/2017
https://hellopoetry.com/martacweeks/
Sent from my iPad

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

For Ever, poem

For Ever 
The Mind
when immersed in memories
of yesterday carried by
hopes of tomorrows
and thoughts that like stones
on the surface of a lake
skip from feeling to heart
tracing ripples of emotions
as from nature's beauty
to the smallness of self
is a universal totality
brushing wind over water
to wave onto shore
a life that lost on Earth
helps grow the next wave
that reaches beyond
into the horizon
where some go to sleep
while others wake
are born or take last breath
to be born again
matters not if the sun shines
or the moon reflects on its surface
glass only gives back
the reality of what is
not what one wants
the universal blanket
over and under
above and below
into time on end
not wavering not changing
to accommodate humanity
sustains eternity
what was and what will be
wishing to be more
is as a mere leaf that falls
over an oak seed on its bank
majestic in the passing
before and after us
is where we take part
of forever

Marta
06/01/2017
https://hellopoetry.com/martacweeks/
For Ever by Marta C Weeks

Monday, May 27, 2019

6 Tips for Adding Life to Your Locations

6 Tips for Adding Life to Your Locations

Hi and welcome! : Interview with author Caren Gallimore

Hi and welcome! : Interview with author Caren Gallimore: For my first author interview, I selected award-winning author, illustrator and editor Caren Gallimore.   In Gallimore&...

Hi and welcome! : Interview with author Caren Gallimore

Hi and welcome! : Interview with author Caren Gallimore: For my first author interview, I selected award winning author,  illustrator  and editor   Caren Gallimore.   In Gallimore&...

Interview with author Caren Gallimore





For my first author interview, I selected award-winning author, illustrator and editor  Caren Gallimore. 

In Gallimore's debut novel WANTED the reader can "ride the traills of imagination" with her main character Caitlyn Daniels who "didn’t plan to fall in love, least of all with an outlaw. Life was too exciting to waste it on domesticities. However, when Dakota Cabe rode into town, she lost her heart to him."


My questions and Caren's answers:



Caren when did you first consider yourself a writer?
At the age of ten when my best friend and I created our cat magazine.

Do you have a specific writing style?
I’m a pantser. I relate my writing process to conversing with a dear friend who calls out of the blue and says, “Guess what happened?” She tells me, and I’m flabbergasted by her news.
It’s the same with my characters, I write down their news and in the process discover what all happened. The preceding event that led up to the calamity is as exciting as their plans to resolve it. I find out even more about my characters and how their experiences came to be. From there I just follow them around. Sometimes one of my characters does something so out of place and contradictory to what I expect, I’m stunned. Regardless, I write it down and eventually it all makes sense.

How did you come up with the title?
My first choice was Leather and Lace, but the title was already taken. Wanted was the next logical choice because of my main male character’s unfortunate bounty on his head and my heroine desire for the man under the rough veneer. I assumed the publisher would change the title so I always considered it my working title. They didn’t change it and that is what it is printed under. Gasp. 
I didn’t realize how many Wanted titles there were or their distinctions. šŸ˜Š

Is there a message in your novel you want readers to grasp?
As hokey as this sounds, love is stronger than any devil you may encounter, and faith in your loved one when circumstances contradict can make that commitment even stronger. And, need I say, women are tough.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Finding uninterrupted time to write. I am not a person that can write wherever. Again, I relate it back to an intense conversation with a friend. You don’t want to put her on hold or have other people eavesdropping on you. You want to sit down and listen intently.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Not to get overly involved with my characters and interfering with their decisions. And, also uninterrupted time, especially for edits. I certainly don't expect life to pause while I’m writing, but I find it challenging to do edits if I have conflicting interests.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
From a very early age, I loved to draw and always had a little story to go with the drawing. My spelling was atrocious, but what can you expect at the age of five?

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
It’s not so much about being a writer as it is to write the story. I think everyone has a story to tell but it needs to be on paper so others can read it?

Do you have any advice for other writers?
Just write. Never stop to edit until you are done. Write even if you have nothing to say. When I’m stumped in my writing, I write about that, and I also write the reason why. Such as: Where am I going with this? This conflicts with my character's background. Why does it? Why would she act so out of character? Did I miss something? It’s incredible what I discover just by writing my thoughts. I ask myself questions and write down the answers. Why would she say that? What did he feel when she said that? I also write scenes in reverse switching characters, and change the POV to get to the core of the scene.

Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for reading my work. I put my heart into it and hope it was all you expected it to be. Please let me know your thoughts.

Are experiences based on someone you know or events in your own life?
When I was a preteen, I camped with the girl scouts at a pony express station in Utah that no longer exists. That experience has stayed with me my entire life. I fell in love with the west and the ruggedness of the people that lived there.

Please share some pointers about the storyline.
Wanted is a love story set in 1885 in a fictional town in Colorado. The two main characters are Dakota Cabe and Kaitlin Daniels. The story starts out in Bisweak Colorado where the two meet.
This is from my back cover which I hope tells you about the storyline:
Caitlyn Daniels didn’t plan to fall in love, least of all with an outlaw. Life was too exciting to waste it on domesticities.
However, when Dakota Cabe rode into town, she lost her heart to him. His reputation, which left most women in need of smelling salts, didn’t deter her; she saw the man beneath the tough faƧade of a hard-hearted desperado. When the sheriff forced him out of town, she was devastated. She understood his reasons to protect her from bounty hunters, but she’d rather live on the run than without him. But he didn’t ask, and she didn’t tell him she was pregnant. Her pride wouldn’t allow her.
Eighteen months later, John Wakefield, a vindictive outlaw, kidnaps her son and her friend. Her pride was meaningless. She’d make a deal with the devil if that could change things.
Alone, but not without skills of her own, she rides out after John Wakefield and his gang.
In her desperate pursuit to rescue her son, she collides with Dakota, surprisingly on the same mission. She needs a man as cold, brutal, and cunning as the man who has her son; she needs Dakota Cabe. And she wasn’t too proud to beg if necessary, but she didn’t have to.
Former lovers, now daring desperados they put their past aside to save their son. Together they confront vicious outlaws; friends turned enemies and an unruly love neither of them can deny nor control.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?
ANOTHER TIME will be a 95,000-word time-travel romance set in the wild west and the present. 
Synopsis: A simple incident of being in the wrong place at the wrong time propels Jessalyn McQuire back 100 years into a time of vigilante justice, half-breed cowboys and high-test horses. At first, Jess is pleasantly amused by the shenanigans of this overdone John Wayne reenactment, but as time goes on, and real bullets start to fly, humor turns into the mother of all headaches.
Devon Slade is baffled by the woman he finds alone, without a horse, (although she claimed to have had a car), dressed in men's clothing, black goo running down her face in a ghoulish manner, with no weapons and in need of assistance. Being graced with this problem when he was in the middle of making haste doesn’t endear her to him.
Chased by outlaws, attacked, robbed and nearly hung does little to entice Jess to stay in the Wild West. What she truly wants is a first class ticket back home and a chilled martini.
But, there is one little hitch to her quest to get back home; obnoxious as the man was, he had proven to be more dependable, more capable and more genuine than any man she had ever met.
If she could find her way home, would she really want to go?

Thank you Marta!

www.goodreads.com/.../show/18464921.Caren_Gallimore
“Ride the trails of Imagination”
Caren Gallimore
www.CarenGallimore.com

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

How much writing and editing is enough?


The topic of how much editing and re-writing, how many words to a good novel is enough and sticking to a solid writing schedule are topics that haunt me into practical not-writing at all paralysis.

I listen to Youtube by authors about writing however, I must remember that we are all different and sometimes their advice is not possible for me to follow. 
I posted on my author Facebook page: A writer I know personally said, "I write every day in order to be a good novelist." Asked, "how is it that nothing ever interrupts your writing schedule?" His wife was sitting next to him as we spoke. Looking at her he said, "no matter what, even if we have company, I go into my office and write form 6-9 pm." Well.... maybe if I had a wife.... not putting anyone down but a lot of times things come up that I have to take care off and how about when we travel or are with family?

Then I came to this article that had flagged "must read" Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' and got some more feedback. The comments are worth reading but my question is: The thing is how much, when and where do you write?
https://mythicscribes.com/community/threads/when-is-enough-rewriting-and-editing-enough.21135/


Monday, April 22, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

Hi and welcome! : ON THE WINGS OF IMMORTALS - A SERIES

Hi and welcome! : ON THE WINGS OF IMMORTALS - A SERIES: BOOK ONE THE SYLPH’S TALE aka   AYEKAH THE DAMNED Fantasy/Mythology- approx. 30thousand  words Warning: This...

ON THE WINGS OF IMMORTALS - A SERIES



Book One


THE SYLPH’S TALE aka AYEKAH THE DAMNED

Fantasy/Mythology- approx. 30thousand  words

Warning: This story contains sexual elements that might offend some readers. 
CopyrightĆ£2017 by Marta C. Weeks

Foreword
The Sylph’s Tale is a story of passion, discovery, and magic based on ancient history, anthropology, mythology, and science.

Logline/Synopsis
A young girl escaping a barbarian ritual encounters an angel who rescues her. This mystical being falls in love with her and, together, they modify the culture and habits of her rudimentary society.
Comments
Note to returning readers: Thanks for your great reviews on Amazon and Draft2Digital even though The Sylph's Tale was published missing four chapters. Author and publishers will offer free copies to those who bought the incomplete book.
The screenplay: From ISA 2017 contest - "This has imagination and touches on the mythic and spiritual in ways that are not typical.”
On TableReadMyScreenplay.com (first paragraph of six-pages) The Sylph's Tale made for a most unusual read. It's very rare for a script to try something quite as experimental as this. The choice to format the story more as a series of vignettes from a creation myth than as a linear narrative made for an attention-grabbing opening. There is a certain charm to the way much of its dialogue and description is handled, as well as a lot of potential in the underlying themes of the story. Fallen angels appear in many stories, but it's far less common to see through the angels' own eyes. For source and all comments see: From Paper to Screen

References
Ayekah and Hayaare not evil but might have been taken over by dark powers similar to Mesoamerican myths about beings of the underworld. Stone tablets in Utah. Rites can be found in: rites and caves as sacred space in Mesoamerica.amazon.comlilith the mother of all dark creatures: e. r. vernor: 9781511701877: amazon.com: books,
Ayekah’s story:  The name Ayekah is found in Genesis 3:9. After Adam and Eve eat from the forbidden tree God asked Adam “where are you” which is ayeka in Hebrew. Ayekah could be like Samael’s fallen angel myth, often referenced as the "watchers, holy ones" or the “holy ones.” Also, watchers that "fell" after they became "enamored" with human women.” and in “the Greek transcription as Grigori.[17] including Enoch (10.4),[18] link the angel's transgression with the great deluge.[19] 
Haya’s story: In mythology, strong women can be depicted as horned creatures as a way to portray their power as evil. Haya, the innocent, is akin to Lilith who is Samael’s counterpart and can seduce angels. Haya can mean “to live or “have life,” or ‘’to give” or “restore life”; (Genesis 25:6, Joshua 3:10), lively (2 Samuel 23:20) and reviving (Genesis 18:10, 2 Kings 4:16). Also, Nashiym, the Lilim who seduced the watchers. Samael's counterpart and a mother of demons seen seducing the fallen angels as Naamah; after the fall, they had daughters: Nashiym, the Lilim who seduced the watchers. “Wholly new in the Kabbalistic concept of Lilith is her appearance as the permanent partner of Samael, queen of the realm of the forces of evil (the Sitra Ahra).” And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Revelations 12:16.

Book II

  

VIRGINS

Paranormal/base on ancient history. Approx. 50,000 words

Logline/Synopsis
The saga of mystery and otherworldly power continues when in 1958 the first generation of female twins from Haya’s fetus are born. One is fertile and gives birth to twins. The infertile one is the watcher and guide.
As in Holy Writs, Naamah after the fall had daughters; the twins are as moss on a stone of destiny in what at times are terrifying ordeals. Beautiful and haunting, endowed with a sixth sense they rebel wanting but cannot deny that their otherworldly encounters are beyond their control.
Ayekah forms The Retais to control and influence his angel/humans but they are fearless, even when confounded by ancestral writs, voices, and apparitions. There comes a time when not even Ayekah can alter events and the last born are not twins. But two women driven to learn what they suspect is their exact origin and to transform their destiny.

Book III

 ROLO
Paranormal/ Science-fiction.Approx. 50,000 words

Logline/Synopsis
Powerful forces - disguised in different forms -  influence generations of Haya and Ayekah’s brethren.  The last born Rayena (Ray) Gentray and Aryana (Ary) Delmars are not twins but born to each of the last set of twins.
Ray becomes a Geneticist and Ary a Parapsychologist. Ayekah tries to protect them while Sigrud Liera (Sig), a scientist of unknown origin, uses Tardell, his powerful organization,  to control them as he underhandedly infiltrates The Retais.
Ray builds a research site near Rio San Juan as head of a cloning project and battles with good and evil besieged by apparitions when she captures a unique species of Salamander; she names ROLO. Her aim is to heal illnesses, but Sig wants ROLO for birthing human mutants.
Ary, compelled to stop Ray, enlists the help of Alex, a movie producer and Ray’s lover. But days before the 1992 Nicaragua hurricane Mitch, ”Sig makes Ray, Ary and himself a living part of the first human/android, ROLO. Not even Ayekah is able to save Ray and ROLO as they disappear in waters of destruction.

Possible Book IV

MACULATUM


Logline/Synopsis
In a battle for eternal life between greed and magical powers, humankind almost becomes extinct. Ray and Ary join forces to infiltrate Tardell and destroy ancestral shackles that keep them bound to a destiny they come to refute.

Author bio
After three decades in public service - last two as Research Analyst – Marta C. Weeks is now dedicated to her dream of being an author. Before her career, during college, she hosted a local nonprofit TV, show did extensive social work and was a dance instructor.  
Debilitated by poliomyelitis, unable to play like other children, Marta read by a small window under the light of a bulb hanging from the ceiling in the attic of her grandparents’ store where books waited to go on shelves or those no one wanted gathered dust.  
She started her writing career by freelancing  for a few online periodicals, joined author groups, attended conferences, workshops and classes she has published some poetry and now, still dedicated to honing her craft,  she writes riveting stories based on historical facts, myths and prophecies, with characters and settings that arouse a desire to read more. 
Marta lives in Northern California with her spouse/editor. Her social media sites include Facebook: Marta C. Weeks http://www.martacweeks.com/p/auhtors-bio.html