Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017!

How exciting! My favorite holiday is, once again, right around the corner! This year, so far, I have no immediate plans as to what I'm going to do for it but, if nothing else, it will be a perfect excuse to indulge in a marathon of horror movies! While I'm passing on the route most people take and refusing to decorate my house in festive attire, I'm keeping my love for the holiday alive by continuously staying active working on 'The Goblin Tale Part 2: A Rebellion in Fairyland'. The story is now 1/4th of the way done and I'm hoping it will be completed early next year.
Once again, I am thoroughly disappointed by a seemingly lack of new and high-quality horror movies for the month of October. The only ones that Hollywood seems to pay any attention to are either remakes or franchise regurgitation. Such a shallow approach is, by my standards, rather shameful indeed. If things keep up this way, I wonder what the future for the Horror genre will be. Such a sad fact makes my appreciation for the beloved classics even more astute!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Greece was awesome!!

I must say, though I regret it was a rather short trip, that my Greece trip was insanely satisfying. If I had only one word to describe it, it would have to be: Smooth. From getting off the plane and finding which bus to take to get to Olympia(where I stayed the whole time I was there), to the Hotels I stayed in(I had not made a previous reservation), to the restaurants and, finally, to the ancient attractions; it was outstanding! The Temple of Hera itself was worth the whole trip as I've never visited anywhere else in the world that had the same level of mystical sway on me. The museums were also fascinating as I learned facts especially from the Olympics that can considered most brutal indeed. The food was as good as anywhere in the world, though I'll admit I basically stuck to indulging in street foods, like Gyros and Souvlaki. Greek wine was a tad bit stronger than what I'm used to but it was so delicious it's actually difficult to describe.
It was also an extremely inexpensive trip, I spent $360.00 the whole time I was there. All in all, I have absolutely no regrets and would implore anyone interested in History, Mythology, and especially food and wine to give it a try.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Autumn has come once again!

With my Greece trip only days away, I still am excited that my favorite time of the year has once again arrived. Alas, I love the season of Autumn! With the obvious changes to the colors of trees and so forth I find it all most festive! Last year I celebrated Halloween in San Diego's Old Town amidst the imagery of the oncoming 'Dia de los Muertos' holiday and plenty of wine. With any luck, this year will be just as exciting if not more.Halloween has long been my favorite holiday as I celebrate it in more of a traditional pagan fashion. I actually detest the commercialism associated with it. The Jack'o' lantern itself I look upon with a certain relevance since when the concept of it was created, people were actually sincere in their efforts to ward off 'Evil' Spirits. If only the rest of the holidays were as gracious to the macabre!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Greece in Two Weeks!

Well, I have done it again! I have thrown caution to the proverbial winds and booked a flight two weeks from now to Athens, Greece. From Athens, I intend to take a four hour bus drive to Olympia where once and for all I will give homage at the Temple of Hera. I have been wanting to do this for what seems like ages and finally I get to scratch it off my 'Bucket list' if you will. Hopefully, there won't be too many tourists, believe it or not I never like to go to places where they run amok! I believe that life is far too short to be doing anything else than what stimulates your passions to the utmost degree and that being said, I can't imagine anything else in life right now that would equal the excitement I have knowing that this is finally going to occur!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

First Chapter of the Goblin Tale Part 2 finished!

Just as expected, the first chapter of my new story "Rebellion in Fairyland: The Goblin Tale part 2" is finished. Just as the original story before it, it's taken a few unexpected turns that follow perfectly well with the theme behind the story. And, just as all my stories, the story is taking on a life of it's own. I can only hope that the rest of the story, and the following books as well, comes as easily and frequently. I must say that so far 2017 has been a very productive year and those are the kinds of years that I look forward to the most! I started the year working on a project, and it looks that I'm going to end it on one as well!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Of Myth and Majesty...

Being a writer for most of my life, I handily admit that mythology has interested me almost more than any other subject. There's so many Gods and Goddesses that I find it perplexing to narrow it down to which ones I've taken a virtual obsession with. But, if I was to be pressed on which one was my absolute favorite and which one I would could easily spend the rest of my life praising, it would be the Ancient Grecian Queen of the Gods, Hera. I can't remember when my fascination with Hera began but I've always considered her the most fair and beautiful of all the Gods. So beautiful I consider Hera, I would find it impossible to find any semblance of her beauty with any and all of human women. It's this undying fascination that propels me to one day visit Greece and give homage at one of the many temples there that honored her. It's also the reason why I gave her a small but commanding part in the first book of the 'Goblin Tale' and why I'm sure she will be in the books that follow!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Going to start part 2 of 'The Goblin Tale'

It's only been two weeks and two days since I've completed my third novella and yet again the demon of ambition has again crossed my path. I have decided to work on the second part of my dark fantasy series 'The Goblin Tale'. The series follows Gnellroth the Goblin in his quest for primordial glory. Several recurring characters will also be having appearances including: Mullaek the Mystic, Tundra the Witch, and the Dark Goddess Hecate. I really can't say as of now how many stories the series will consist of, as always my books take on a life of their own each and every time I start a new project. Yet, the excitement of keeping the creative process going is ecstatic!