But on paper, things can live forever

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child. Vladimir Nabokov


I wrote it today, after conversation with Will – writersenvy.me blog  and Libre Paley – How LONG is this going to take?

Yesterday I told Will that I’m probably going to kill my narrator 😂 and he said it would be fun to watch how he/or she (in my case – she) would shut up in the middle of the sentence. It’s funny. So, I wrote the new ending. Haha 💃

I’m going to kill (kind of) my narrator/protagonist

Next – conversation with Librey (who is absolutely fantastic! And if you are into writing… you just #MUST follow her blog). We spoke about:

  • How long should it take to create an original work?
  • How long should a book take to write, for example?

I don’t know. Yeah, I could polish my Dulcinea book 1 more year, or maybe forever, but I can’t do that against the world and you, folks! The world has to know what’s going on and HOW the Reality looks like..! 👀😱😬

x x x 

Highlights of my novel – #fantasy and #adventure (only for you 😉):

I have tried to build this book on 4 principles:

1. Make everyone a hero.
2. Create a new kind of illusion.

There’s always something happening in the world, or around us, that we can’t pin down with words or thoughts. My version:

  • What you see is not here. It is both.
  • The good and the bad coexist and is One. 

3. There’s no villain. The reality itself is cruel enough. Spoke about it with Bojana yesterday, check her poetry – Un/timely
4. The story is based on a single vision from my meditation.

Ta-ta-ta-ta! Are you ready? 

  1. I’m opening my novel with 2 murders. In the same room and at the same time.
  2. I’m going to kill* my narrator. It will be unusual kind of death (if death at all), but… it is necessary for book #2. You’ll understand ‘WHY’, when you’ll read the prologue for my next book about Dulcinea, at the end of the novel. 
  3. 2 poems + 1 song + digital art (6 heroes)
  4. I decided to throw away the story about Jess, but you still can read it as an EXTRA chapter (or separate story) at the end of my book.
  5. Also you’ll read about:
  • bikini designers
  • superpowers
  • giant mushrooms and pool parties
  • people sucked inside of the walls, snow balls on fire, the earth of the size of a sand grain
  • tunnels to Chile and back, conversations with a Swedish shrink, coma
  • football and royalty
  • LGBT
  • Love and Death
  • DNA
  • HOPE
  • …ah, and much more.

If after all THAT you still don’t wanna read my book – then what’s wrong with you? 😂😂 

Here’s the pre-order link. Have fun! amazon kindle

x x x 

A little bit MORE:

I’ve changed the title for my poetry book (to be released autumn 2019). New title is –

The Legs
(it is not supposed to be this way…)

With poems like:

The Legs
No Clue
Everybody is lying…
I know you hate me
Love is a pillow
One Room
And so on… stay tuned!

I also wrote 4 new stories for my next book of satire and adult humor, #2 So Absurd It Must Be True:

  1. Farrago of absurdity
  2. A big fan of everything
  3. Three Kingdoms
  4. New Age Lunatics

I hope it will be fun to read absolutely new “ABSURD” book… that’s why I won’t post those stories online. 😜😜 Suffeerrrr, get excited and wait… 

That’s all so far. What are you doing? Tell me, tell me, tell me, I wanna know!!!!! 🤓

Next post – “Dare to be”, short story


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37 Responses

  1. You are so wonderfully different 🙂

  2. alexraphael says:

    Do you have a favourite poem?

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      I don’t lol but I grew up with Byron (11-14yo) & Visotskij – russian poet, singer & actor (14-17yo). Here’s a poem (in translation to English of coz. It isn’t full, just beginning), translation of Alec Vagapov
      I shall die
      for some day we all reach our last destination.
      And I’d rather be stabbed,
      than decease just like that in my bed.
      People pity the killed, pay them tribute
      and promise salvation…
      I’m not sure of the living,
      however, we cherish the dead.

      I shall fall on my face,
      turn to one side and then to the other,
      and on stolen old horses
      my soul will then gallop ahead.
      In the magical Gardens of Eden
      some apples I’ll gather…
      It’s too bad that the gardens are guarded,-
      they shoot in the head.

      😉👻 and so on…

      • alexraphael says:

        What a great bonus. I meant of the poems from that collection. I know You Hate Me really stands out as title. ut the other answer is great too 😃

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        🕺😀✍️ thank you, I’ll try my best…

  3. Sonali says:

    Beautiful 😊🌹

  4. Thank you for the mention! I can’t wait to read Dulcinea and the Death Code and find out how the poor narrator meets her untimely end 🙂

  5. Sorryless says:

    This post brings to mind a conversation I had with a fellow writer recently. She said “Anyone can write murder as a horrible thing, but when you can bring beauty to it . . a horrible beauty . . that is where it’s at!”

  6. Is it hard to throw a story away. I remember reading about a rock musician who couldn’t throw songs away. He would store them and revisit them every so often,

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      It’s hard sometimes to throw away (especially if there’re memories or the story was really good), but in the writing- it is necessary, to throw away or re-write.

      Sorry for late reaction 🤨 I was busy with editing 😫😥🤯

  7. Anonymous says:

    Bikini designer……….there could be worse jobs! Thank you!! 🙂

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      You’d be a perfect bikini designer;) – Kinky of Bikinis 👙🥛🥜🕺🐜
      Seems, I already created a brand for you? :))

  8. The poem titles sound like they will be great. And why wouldn’t they be? (see I already answered for you) 😀

  9. I find it hard to throw away things I have written whether it be poems or pieces of short stories.
    I always go back to them. I have been lucky to be inspired by these bits and pieces I stored away.
    So I never throw anything away.

    Now, how can you possible make everyone a hero? Did you mean in their own eyes?

  10. librepaley says:

    Good point – if one is writing of contemporary events, the writing will date, at least on one level – if it takes years to write.
    You are like a fountain of creativity.
    I think some people find writing painful, either because of the subject matter or because the words come out painfully in some way. They may produce fantastic work, but presumably it’s an arduous process.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Yes, often it is a disaster 🤯🤯I find writing of the first draft or plot/outline – fun & usually enjoyable. But then, when we go deeper…☹️😭

  11. ortensia says:

    Can’t wait to read it…..u are building up my curiosity😎

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