Call me james

I am an aspiring female writer living in Eastern North Carolina. This part of the world tends to be rural and just a little quirky. I have lived in North Carolina all my life. I love to travel and hope to scratch my itchy feet soon. There are many places I have seen and so many waiting to be explored. The strangest journey I have taken is called marriage. My spouse and I have walked this path for seven years and I hope for many, many more years together. He is my mate, my other half, poor feller.

I started this blog to inspire myself to write and to finish the stories I have within me. I have let life get in the way for far too long and it is time to take some time for myself. I love fantasy novels, JRR Tolken is my gold standard of everything a great fantasy author should be. Robert E. Howard with his Conan stories is also a gold standard in his own right. Both of these authors are masters of their genres. Howard is credited with creating the whole sword and socery genre. They inspire me to follow my path where ever it may take me.

Currently I am working on two stories, one is a fantasy alternative history type story that is still dragging me along. The second is a darker piece that I am not sure where or how it will play out, but looking forward to watching it evolve.

I hope you will hang out and take this writing journey with me. At the end of the road we will have some great stories to tell and some awesome memories to brighten the darkest of our nights.

12 thoughts on “Call me james

  1. Hi James!
    I am also an aspiring female writer. I’m just starting with my blog. Thanks for stopping over there and ‘liking’ it. πŸ™‚
    I love JRR Tolken too. So many great writers out there tho, hard to pick just one. πŸ™‚

  2. Mornin’ james. I am not an aspiring female writer, but do share the passion to write. Thanks for tagging along with old grumpy.

  3. Gday james, guess what – try again…yip I got another short story published! So chuffed! Hows your writing going? If you are interested i’ll send you a link to the draft.

      1. Yeh post a snippet – im reading a bit more again.

        My short story is ‘The Last Matador’ sci fi stuff again – but i reckon i might be able to give it a good run. It could have potential.

  4. Hi there! I just wanted to reach out because I’ve noticed that you’ve been one of the most consistent, steadfast readers of my blog over past few years, with frequent likes and comments! I’m not sure what I’m doing to hold your interest (a lot of readers come and go), but I wanted to say thank you. I don’t know what your daily life looks like (busy, not busy, etc.), but I also wanted to let you know that I’m starting to think about beta-readers for the third book of The Redemption of ErΓ’th series, and I’d be honored if you think you might find time to give me your thoughts and impressions. (No pressure, obviously.) Thank you for the support through the years, and I look forward to continuing to hear from you!

    1. I would be honored. I must confess I am still reading the first book and have not picked up the second. I would like to have read both before reading the third. Unless you think a uninformed view would better. In regards to why I keep up with you is because you are a talented writer. And in your story I see a reflection of my own. Not to say my life mirrors your but reading as you struggle with real life and writing I have hope for both of us. You to become a very sucessful writer and me to finally get through a first draft. Cheers james

      1. You’re too kind, James! I really do appreciate the support – it’s hard to find sometimes. You’d think that having two books published and out there would boost my confidence, but it turns out getting people to read them is even harder than writing them in the first place.

        Take your time – I don’t want you to feel rushed through reading anything. I know from feedback that the first book is pretty slow, which if I had the opportunity to go back I might address, but I’m still personally pleased with how it came out. The second book picks up directly from where the first leaves off, as does the third, so I think it would make more sense to have read both first books before diving in to the third.

        Do let me know what you think of the book as you read it/when you’re done; even if it isn’t a review, I still love to get feedback. It doesn’t even have to be positive; some of my favorite reviews were only two or three stars, but gave solid reasons for their ratings.

        Finally, let me know if you want any help with your own writing. I’m hardly an expert, but I’d be more than willing to help read/review your drafts, give feedback, etc. That’s the one thing I wish I’d had going into all of this – someone who could tell me what was working and what wasn’t. I ended up wasting a lot of money for opinions I could have had from a friend.

        Thank you, and take care!

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