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The PEN of disaster

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Memoir, Novel, People, Reading, Uncategorized, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences on November 30, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I have been absent from my regular blogging for a few months.  The reason.  I blame a PEN.   It fell from my desk and rolled a distance under.  I reached and stretched to retrieve it.  This caused a slipped disc.  Very painful indeed.   Oh… but.. that’s not the end.  Not being able to sit at my desk top and type I’ve hand written  a lot of the work of my second book.    I thought I’d try and update my manuscript.  Then update my blog.  I stood from a chair my left leg gave way (numbness in my left leg due to the slipped disc)  I crashed to the floor hitting my back on a small table, cut my arm on a ring binder, twisted my left foot.  I thought I’d broken my  toes.  Fortunately is badly bruised not broken   My foot and toes are still black, swollen and painful.. a walking stick now an aid to walking.  I’ll be happy when I don’t need that any more.

I hope that very soon I’ll be b logging regular again.   THE PEN has a lot to answer too.  My second book in progress will always have the tag THE PEN of disaster.

Take care all… be careful how you  pick things up from the floor.

Happy writing

AJ 🙂



Posted in Author, Book, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memior, Pagan, People, writer, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Each day I take a Tarot card. My message guide for the day.

Today I had the Ace of Coins.
The Message of the card.
An opportunity is coming your way has good potential. This is a time to get started..
Your plan, idea needs to make it into the physical world.
The investment of time, and energy or other resources is needed. It’s a good time to get started and the new venture is very promising.
I had to mention this as I have been holding back a little on my second book. Too many distractions. Yes, I have handwritten a great deal. I needed a push to collate it. That card has motivated me.
Do you have a moment of lapse or self doubt?
I have cleansed my room today. A feeling of calm. Motivation. I will  get my writing in order. See it unfold as it should. I must admit I was astonished at this message.
They say everything happens for a reason.

Blessings and Happy writing to all
AJ 🙂

A BIG thank you to all you lovely people.

Posted in Author, Book, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, People, writer, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I thank all who  have visited my blog pages.  It’s such a great feeling to be in touch with so many people from all over the world.  I look on my stats map.  It’s so nice to  see Countries we are in touch  with.

Today in UK the weather is horrible.  Rain, Thunder, and flash floods in some areas. not as warm as it should be for this time of year. Where is our Summer?    But for us writers we don’t always see the weather outside.  We are in our own little world of fantasy.  Thank  goodness for that.

I send sprinkles of happiness and good health to you all.

Have a great day,

AJ 🙂

1st. of June. Ready, get set GO. Can you write 50,000 words this month? Of course you can.

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memoir, Novel, People, Task, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Okay, its the first of June.  You have your ideas for your novel.  It’s there.  You’ve been thinking about it for a while.   You have your characters,  you may have even made your notes.   You have your characters. You have your plot. Your genre.

So come on get it started.   Then go  with  the flow.  Write…write. See if you can get to the 50,000 words in a month.  If you don’t.  You will have a chunk of your novel done.  You  will feel motivated to continue.  You get your First draft completed.

I’d love to know how you progress.

Maybe one day a sentence, the next a paragraph.  Then you  can’t stop.   It’s going well.

I’d love to know how you progress.

Happy writing,

AJ 🙂


Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Inspiration, Lost, Memoir, Novel, Pagan, People, writer, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Do you feel burned out? …. Can’t get motivated today. Energy feels drained. Not feeling good at all. Open your windows. Let out the negative energies around you.

Open your door. Step outside, (or by the opened window if you  can’t get outside) breath in deep, let your breath out slowly. Do this a few times.
Look around you. What do you see?   What do you  hear?  Do you  hear a neighbour mowing the lawn?  Do you  hear, someone playing music a little too loudly?   Do you  hear a car door slammed shut?  or a car alarm being triggered.

Do you hear the birds singing? How many different birds do you hear?

What else do you hear?.

If you have trees close to you.  Look and listen.  Are the branches swaying in a slight breeze touching them. ? Are they still? Standing proud. Now full of  the new seasons leaves, some with blossom. The birds you hear, maybe making their nests in those trees..

Soon there will be the  young chicks, in the nests  being built by the birds you  hear singing.  Then you  can listen, and hear the call of the  chicks wanting to be fed. Squawking loudly for their food.  In a few more weeks you will see the chicks learn to fly.   Only If you continue to step outside, (look out of your window)  take that deep breath. Let out slowly.  Release that negative energy

Look around you, take in what you see and hear. It changes daily.   You  notice more.  Things taken for granted, observed.


It’s mid morning.  I opened all my windows.   Opened my doors.   As I stood outside.  The fresh air hit me.  I felt the light breeze touch my face.   I stretched, then relaxed.  I took in a deep breath, exhaling slowly. This I did three times.  I looked at my surroundings.  I listened intently.

Many birds are singing, I recognise the Blackbird singing the loudest.

A  Wood Pigeon is preening in the Willow tree.   A Magpie flew close,  landing on a hedge.  ( I don’t like them saluted to it, as is a custom).   A Bee buzzed as it hovered above some wild flowers.   A White Cabbage Butterfly floated by in the slight breeze.

A plane passed high in the  clear blue sky.

A dark is barking continuously.  I hope it stops soon.

A neighbour is attempting to put up  a tent, I don’t hear clearly his words of frustration. (maybe a good thing). Another is hanging out her washing.

I feel the heat of the sun, now sending it’s warmth.

It’s the weekend so a lot of activity, other than nature around me.

My Negative thoughts now gone. An increased awareness.  A fresh energy around me

I hope this has helped you.  A halt on the awful start to the day. Maybe yours too.

Have a lovely day and weekend.
AJ 🙂

Bank Holiday today in UK. I am taking a break from writing… Or am I?

Posted in Author, Book, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, Novel, People, writer, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I am going to my  daughters today.   A walk to her home is only  about five minutes away.  Some fresh air and of course the exercise will do me good.  It’s a nice sunny  day.  Makes a change. Bank Holidays, it usually rains.  I do see some rain clouds lurking.

We decided we would do some gardening.  I wonder if I  will  get any ideas come to mind in the middle of  planting the petunias and geraniums.   Where shall I keep  my notepad?  It’s bound to happen.  I can’t think.. . ‘Oh!. I will  write it later.’ Can I ? It will be forgotten.

Have a lovely day all,

and Happy writing.

AJ 🙂


Posted in Adult, Author, Book, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, Novel, People, writer, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Below is a guide of things to consider when making a character profile. I did mention before how important and helpful this can be. (Even though in my memoir my characters are real) I still did a character profile. It jogged my memory. As I prepared each one, I remembered things about them I’d forgotten.
Here is my list.      An aid to bring your character to life.
Name:                                         Nickname
Age:                              (Birthday, year)
Any Physical faults. Scars, Tattoos, Birthmarks.
Description: Eye colour, Do they change with their mood?
Hair: Colour,  Is it long, short. A special style. Unwashed, Always looked uncombed.
Dress style:
Relationship status:
Special skills:      ie. if a Vampire what are they?
Natural talents:
Thinks and feels. (Temper, calm and relaxed)
Fears, Strengths, Weaknesses.
Good qualities:
Bad habits. ie. Bite nails
Supernatural powers
General background.

This does depend on what world your character belongs in.

An important thing about this character. Will the readers like of dislike this character.

I hope this is a help to you.
Happy writing,
AJ 🙂