Traces of a Moment

So strange to find

this special ink in my notebook
reading the traces of your fountain pen
written down by my own hand.

Do you remember
this blink of a moment…

German version: Anmerkung eines Augenblicks


inventing NEW words
finding USED words
tasting FRESH words
creating unseen WORLDS

The Silence

We need the silence
to hear our voices again

Into the stillness vibes of your
strong arms around my body
tender fingers on my skin
a smooth breeze on my lips

Sensing a remote you
in our entangled thoughts


[Übertragung ins Deutsche:]

Wir brauchen die Stille
um unsere Stimmen
wieder zu vernehmen

In die Regungslosigkeit hinein
fühle ich Schwingungen deiner
mich umschlingenden Arme
zärtliche Hände über meiner Haut
einen sanften Hauch auf den Lippen

Erspüre ein fernes Du
in Gedankenverschränkung

NaNoWriMo: day 4 and 5 – a new turn

Never look back: I’m glad about those “rules”… for a change it’s good for me, as usually I never write in a just letting it flow way…

These two were bizarre days of writing, day 4 went quite well, I had nearly accomplished my goal in the afternoon, then I had to learn with my daughter 5 hours latin and therefore had to stay at home in the evening, although I had originally planned to go to the final show of the Viennale. I wrote further 400 words after 10 pm, quite frustrated for sitting at home.

Couldn’t sleep at night, so I started to write at 3 am of day 5 again and this lead to a turn in concept of the novel, I have no idea if it’s a good thing or not but there is such pressure when writing the daily goal that I can’t decide about concepts, yet. I just let it flow and write what comes to my mind. The good thing starting so early work – though I had some sleep from 4 am till next morning – was that I had finished my goal already at noon. So a quite relaxed day, after all.

4th day: 6900 words
5th day: 8675 words

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3rd day of novel writing – between stand still and progress

Rhizome Cover

Today was a strange writing experience day – and even stranger I do feel at the moment, like an ugly bird in a cage which is forced to sing, or so… And I’m feeling very very ugly and even more “unsocial”, believe me 😐

Although I had written my first 500 words right in the morning – I use to put my daily goal into packages of 3×500 words – I had the feeling I would get further. sort of a stand still, I was convinced I would fail my goal when in the late afternoon I still hadn’t moved forward (so was my impression). So I got completely surprised and overwhelmed by the fact that I had accomplished all of a sudden over 5000 word by 7 p.m.

This 3rd day brought me a more detailed story-line, some victims, motives and the murderer 😉 I got to knew quite well what the story would be about, so there is a clearer plot in my head I can develop now.

„Rhizome, Stalking Root“ is the working title for my crime novel and serves as special inspiration and motive.

A rhizome is sending out roots and shoots from its nodes; it is sorts of something rootless having several equal points of residency but no main home point; furthermore a rhizome spreads along without limits, it may turn out to be a poisonous evil which leads to even more disastrous effects on its way… and nearly impossible to get away with it as there will always be some rest spreading along.

BTW, the novel is to be written in german language.
writing3rd day: goal reached at 7 pm
5233 words so far

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NaNoWriMo: Day 2 – a plot emerges

Beginning to write spontaneously a novel of 50000 words yesterday without any preparations before,

the first day was marked by associations, dreams, descriptions of states of nature and mind, just letting my thoughts going in a flow,

day 2 brought me a sort of a plot, a story began to develop nearly out of itself, without any effort from my side, it was more like delivering a ready-made product.

although it was a day full of awkward nasty occurrences in the real daily life world which really upset me I learned to keep it going and put negative thoughts away. setting priorities in my energy balance made me get back to my creativity regardless of unpleasant circumstances. a great encouraging day, indeed.

2nd day: 3554 words so far
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NaMoWriMo: 30 days and nights of literary abandon!

THE NEW ADDICTION: National Novel Writing Month
November 1st-30th – 30 days and nights

Writing in 30 days 50.000 words – an international challenge taking place every year in november. I got to know about it only on October 31st, so just in time to sign up and to start the next day. My first thought was: What an incredible craziness! My second: Why not?

I did so without any concept in mind what I would write. Impatiently I waited in the evening for the next day to come and exactly at midnight I started to write without knowing where this would leed me. After 20 minutes I had written my first 209 words and went to sleep. Strange dreams accompanied my night and excitement my wakening. So right in the morning I continued to let the story surprise me. On the first day I wrote more than 2000 words. Still I have no clue which sort of novel I’m writing and what story will come out. Waiting couriousily for new developments.

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1st day: 2184 words so far