Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sums It Up…

I’ve not been hanging around here for quite some time. Since it’s already the last day of this month, so I thought of just spend the first half of my morning here then. In fact, I have a list written in front of me as to what I’m going to write. He-he…

I’ve been working on several horror fictions two weeks back. And finally I’ve came up with the synopsis of ‘Black Lacuna’ about a new author consumed by the art of creativity through blood and lust. Frankly, I was consumed by the ART as I was jotting it down, which took my one and a half days to complete. I was quite a loon + lunatic, walking like an undead. Scary, huh? But that’s the way it makes you, if you’re too engrossed with your own creativity especially such horror genre. It reminds me of Black Swan, the movie. Oh, and I have a playlist, too.

Some times, knowing what you’re comfortable with in writing makes you a totally different person. I’ve been experiencing it, which leads me to a happier person, in exterior and interior.

I’m attracted to this genre recently – Erotic thriller/suspense. It goes hand-in-hand. I have two blurbs (very roughly written) which I’m expending it into an ideal novella. I’ve thought of the titles – ‘Sex Is No Crime’ and ‘Wild Eden’.

Today marked the 30th Anniversary of the Hong Kong rock band Beyond. I used to listen to them back in primary school. Not until the death of their frontman, Wong Ka-Kui, shaken the Asian music industry into its core. Even some of my friends (guys) were affected by his sudden fatal death. But these people created a name for them. A legend. They’re immortal, as Evanescence had perpetually sang. Like diamond in the sky, forever shining so brightly. I love all their songs because it spells originality, without any sugarcoated lyrics. Even in love songs, it’s pure and direct. My favourite has always been ‘Vast Seas, Clear Skies’.

I don’t own a diamond ring. But I’m proud to have been the fan of these ‘precious diamonds’. I supposed their albums worth priceless…

1) ‘Grunge Diamond’ – Kurt Cobain
2) ‘Forever twenty-Five Diamond’ – Amy Winehouse
3) ‘Tranquil Diamond’ – Eva Cassidy
4) ‘Versatile Diamond’ – Leslie Cheung
5) ‘Immaculate Diamond’ – Anita Mui

Criminal’s Mind

It’s going to be a week I didn’t blog. Time flies fast and I’ve so many errands to run.

The mood is on its temperature, listening to entire Aerosmith albums since morning. But whatever that suits my mood will just do the justice.

Since my last entry, on 19th I’ve been to a place called ‘The Tunnel of Hell’ and then from that tunnel, I’ve seen some improvement, which I’m definately pleased. Now, I’ve felt so much better – perhaps it’s the willingness to open the door to a forgiving frontier. It helps. No matter what people tell you, forgiving can’t be done with the motion of coercion. It takes time. Don’t blame yourself. I know that. I’ve been there.

Perhaps it’s a training bootcamp I’m facing to become a horror/thriller/suspense writer instead?

I’ve been toying around with several ideas. Jotting down blurbs and briefly ‘skeletoning’ an outline of my fictions. ‘Criminal’s Mind’ is where I couldn’t do without. My mind has been cooking some psychological and murderous plot through rage and agony. I believe to be a genre writer, you’re born with the talent. It’s the talent that keeps you going whether it rains or shines.

I’m also having an idea for my literary fiction novel. It’s semi-autobiography (again) this time.

So, write as if you’re chasing the romance of apocalyse.


Having a new genre on my mind now and dying to get them out.

Songs that inspired me are as follows: –

1) Within Temptation
2) Evanescence
3) Delain
4) HIM
5) Lacuna Coil

How can I live without music…especially Gothic Rock?

What a Girl Wants?

…to write the best book and get published.

As simple as that.

I’m playing with a few concepts and ideas and then diligently type them down in numerous word’s doc. Pardon me for I cannot reveal anything here cos’ I’m being superstitious that the creative sparks will vanish. Believe me, I’ve done that a couple of times and it happened. I’ve figured out the title, genres and even the blurbs. What’s left is the synopsis.

I’ve got a lot to do.

Editing is the pain.

But the process will be sweet.

Best of all, I’ve came up with a list of ‘unofficial’ soundtrack for each of my book. I’ll blog about it under ‘Music’ tomorrow.

All you aspiring and published authors, have you ever experienced a plot in your head that you’re killing yourself to get out? Or your mind is cooking conversations of more than two persons?


It just came into my mind when I was thinking about the subject title.

No. I’m talking about horror fiction.

I always think Pinhead is slightly handsome than Freddy Krueger. I mean who wants to look at a man third degree burns, eyes bulging and fingers made of blades/scissors. Am I a BDSM lover for eyeing at Pinhead? Well, pain isn’t a pleasure for me unless I’ve bottom-up a bottle of morphine. But if you were to ask who am I inviting to dinner, I’ll pick both cos’ Freddy is vulnerable in reality and I’ll be sure to put on a catwoman suit when talking to Pinhead, serving him with morphine driving him all over the moon.

One of the horror author has blogged a phrase – Write what you fear.

My fear for now is psychological horror.

Think Saw.

Jigsaw can be cute but the storyline really drive me up the wall.

Oh, I still can’t get over any series of ‘The Exorcist’. It’s still my #1 fear…

1st and Foremost

I was once an avid fan fiction writer at Winglin. There’re many questions been asked by my fellow readers. I’ll have them post here. Weekly

Q: When did you start to write?
A: Out of boredom. At the age of 16, I wrote my first boy band-meet-fan love story, but scrapped the manuscript away due to its smattering writing. It was nothing but a plain hobby. However, I have the habit to change the ending of each movie I’ve watched and novel I’ve read, especially they don’t have HEA or HFN element.

After reading Wei-Hui’s Shanghai baby in November 2004, I penned my first short fiction of erotic romance. Trust me, the love scene was so sloppish now that whenever I re-read it, I’ll LOL. A hobby finally turned into something I need to do, a solace. I started to write seriously during law school, but never consider any publication. Whenever I came back from class, or at times during lecture, I write too. You don’t call yourself a writer if you don’t write consistently. I couldn’t stress more on that.

Most Wanted Collection

That’s the answer for today’s category.

To own an entire collection of Stephen King and Anne Rice novels…

No. Really.

Speaking about that, I want to share something on writing. Put that at the back of your mind. Do not write based on what’s super hot in the publishing business. If you visit certain sites, there’re Space Opera, Steampunk, Alternate History. And recently ‘Noir’. It has been there long enough that no one bothers. It can be referred to as Hardboiled fiction. But it comes down to one thing, the waste of your creativity sparks. The more you force yourself to write what the market is asking, you’re losing the real you. In the end, write what you’re confortable in.

“Writer writes everyday”

I put the above in bold for a purpose. It’s a common practise. Don’t bother calling yourself a writer if you don’t pick up the pen or pencil and start scribbling on that piece of paper, or sitting down for hours in front of the PC screen killing your retinas. Even blogging will do some justice.

On the other hand, speed writing is good to let your brain comes out with a topic, for example ‘Scar’. Then you start to write with the flow, no editing…just go for it. Give yourself about 10 minutes and then stop.

Some times by accidental, you can have that ‘sparks’ while watching a movie or listening to that particular song. For me, I had this thing called – Storyline Trailer, playing in my mind when I was watching Election 2 yesterday. I’ll probably blog about this movie next week.

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