The Annunaki

The Annunaki
Aliens, Gods or Demons?

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The Enigma of Hsing Nu

As stated on www.beforeus.com

In a remote northern area of Tibet lie the ruins of the Hsing Nu capital, discovered by Duparc in 1725.

Within the city, Duparc came upon a mass of monoliths (once coated with silver), a pyramid, part of a tower of blue porcelain, and a royal palace, containing thrones with sun and moon images. There was also a large milky white stone surrounded by exquisite drawings.

Now for the stunning sequel. In 1952, a Soviet expedition arrived. The group was shown by Tibetan monks some ancient documents, whose descriptions agreed with those of Duparc.

But here is the breathtaking part: the milky white stone, so said the documents, was "brought from the moon."

Whether the stone actually came from the moon or not is unknown. However the description of the pyramid, the thrones and the palace was too good to be passed over. It is included in my first book, "Serpent Priestess of the Annunaki"

Monday, 28 July 2014

Excursion



Had a great day at Hyper-Japan with my dear friend Jess and my girls (I'm the one in the back playing peek-a-boo). 

Friday, 25 July 2014

When a character turns bad

Sitting there, writing a chapter, ideas percolating in a corner of my brain. One of my characters says something in line with her personality and my heart sinks. In that moment all that I know based on research and rumours surrounding the worship of this particular deity makes sense. And yet, I really don't want it to be so. I like her, a lot. She's bold, fun, does as she pleases and doesn't care what people think. She does have her weaknesses though and would never admit them to be character flaws.


Now I have the task of laying out the circumstances which bring those flaws out and result in the decrees she issues which cause so much suffering and damage to her cause.


To avoid it and keep her 'good' would not be truthful and there is little more annoying than when a character appears to have been amended to keep him/her in line with the author's original expectations. It then becomes contrived. In the interests of 'keeping it real' I now must change the storyline to suit a character.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Places that inspire me

I draw a lot of inspiration from ancient places: whether they are standing or crumbling, it does not matter. I like to look at them and imagine who built these structures, why they were built and who occupied them. What were their daily routines?
Naturally the explorer in me wants to visit these places in person in order to fully absorb all that these structures offer: the sounds, sights, vegetation and weather. Some of these places will have to wait until my children are older or until the political crisis is over. A couple of them will be on hold until I learn to dive --which of course will require greater powers of imagination to envision what they were like pre-sinking.


Some Places I am thinking of:
The Devil's Throat (Bulgaria)
Madayi Kavu (India)
Dwarka (India)
Alexandria (Egypt)---actually all of Egypt
Underwater city of Shicheng (China)
Sunken City of Yoniguni (Japan)
La Rochelle (France)
Iraq/Iran
Masyaf Castle--the Seat of the Assassins (Syria)
Rock City of Petra (Jordan)


What about you? What do you look for in places to visit within this lifetime? What's on your bucketlist?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

New Book

Almost finished the second book of the Dragon Court series, the third one has already presented itself to me, as in I have a good idea of who the main character is and the storyline.


This book I'm writing presently is taking much longer than the first. Do I know why? Not really. There's a wealth of information that I'm including, hoping that it doesn't overwhelm the reader and I've been considering whether to cut it in half or to keep it one long manuscript. Reader interest flagging is of concern to me. Guess I'll have to wait for my editor and beta readers to advise me on which would be better.


Truth is, I've really enjoyed writing this book. The last one felt like I had something to say, this one doesn't carry the same impetus, and so there is a lot more leeway in how the story develops and what I can change. The characters have revealed themselves slowly and it's been wonderful watching them come alive. Fingers crossed I'm not the only one who thinks so:)