‘What in heaven’s name are you screaming about?’
My dad asked harshly, his eyes going a shade darker, turning blue, then white and finally yellow.
Is my father an enemy? I thought sadly as my insides itched with desperation. I’m consumed with grief, and my days were at an end. I called to Hades but he refused my plea for death.
‘Can’t help you young lady, I am under strict instruction to let you be,’ he said with a certain amount of pity. First time I’d seen him shown any feelings for me. You see, I had to work with him, since I’ve realised how important, he was to my job.
I bet you don’t know what I’m rambling about but I guess you’ll have to wait a while for Seyi Sandra to tell my story, but I do need help, I don’t want to stay hidden forever…
Seyi Sandra is playing with my fate, say, can you help?
Hey dear friends, how are you? I’m terribly busy and out of the blues, I remembered ‘TIME’ the story I whipped up ages ago about a nineteen year old girl fighting against an invisible enemy. Now, I’m at a cross road, I’ve got the gut feeling to self-publish ‘TIME’ as a short story but ArrowGate (my publisher) is interested in publishing it as a full length novel, (I’m gonna write it first, I’ve written a couple of thousand words now) and not a short story. I have another novel coming out in a couple of months. What should I do?
Here’s a recap of the first draft of the story here: https://seyisandradavid.org/2012/11/21/time/
By the way, I own the rights to that IMAGE and I did the cover myself while playing around with Photoshop.
What think ye?
Much love, always!
Seyi Sandra David. 🙂
I am more of a novel reader than a short story reader – I look at short stories as something I will read on blogs (to get me more interested in an author). Just my opinion though
Thanks for that Pamela, like my husband would say, ‘why the hurry!’ I guess I’ll go with my publisher’s idea. Enjoy the rest of your day!
If you have the time, think you can turn it into a full-length novel, and make it the way you want, you should. The publisher obviously thinks it has potential.
I guess so! Thanks so much for your advise, glad to have a friend in you!
Much love. 🙂
I like the cover, especially the hues or shades of the hair; fits in with the mysterious feeling of the theme.
Thanks Sharifah, I appreciate that!
“What should I do?”
Before going to sleep tonight ask yourself this question, requesting an answer. If this needs to be repeated for two or more nights so be it. “You” knows the right answer, and will let you know if you give yourself the opportunity.
Hmmmnnn. I’ll try that Ben!! II also love the way you put it. Thank you!
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Time by Seyi Sandra David,
Thanks for your constant Reblog dear friend, I do appreciate it!
Much love, always! 🙂
You constantly have amazing post that need to be seen by all. Thank you. 😆
Thank you, that means a lot to me and I appreciate you!!
Much love. 🙂
I thought I recognised it as I went through to read it. I think it would make a better novel than short story. You are great with the paranormal 🙂
Thanks Alastair! The novel would take longer, but I guess it would be worth it!
It would. The other alternative (not being an author myself, but wanting to give it a go) is to write the ending, and as you are writing the story, see where it would go to the ending so you can tell if you can make it a short story keeping everything intact, or if it would indeed be better for descriptive purposes and flow to make a novel.
I hope that makes some sense
It does, the thing is, I write like Jeffrey Archer, the story just flows… It’s as if there’s something other than me writing the story. It’s crazy but it’s true. I’ve had drafts and stuffs like that before but at the end I have a brand new story, weird isn’t it?
But I think your method is kind of innovative and interesting, might give it a go!
When I used to Role-play (no, not that kind dirty girl haha) just kidding .. when I used to play Dungeons & Dragons, I was the “Dungeon Master” I was the one running the game. The games were always my own design, and I would see from one week to the next how it would go. I would have an idea on the bad guy at the end, and then just let it go. In essence, the players wrote the story.
I have had an idea for a story for years. Just one bit of it. It has always stuck in my mind, I can see it so clearly, even the background, what is around, what the characters are wearing, what their faces look like their reactions to this event; the fear, the surprise, the horror, the shock, everything. But it is a part that is in the middle of a book, Or … a cliffhanger to over more than one
I know what you mean, when you have a story stuck to you like second skin, it would always be there – and when you’re ready to roll, the words would simply spill out like a tidal wave and then you can write and write and write!
Do write that story Alastair, I’ll love to read it.
Now that I have the bug for writing, and I will be writing Raynard’s complete story, I will do it 🙂 I think my writing has improved a huge amount in the last 6 months. Or that could just be me being conceited
Being selfish – I say short story. But – really – I say go with your gut feeling.
Nice cover – by the way!
Thanks Rosy, guess I’m not bad as a graphic designer! I’ll definitely go with my gut feeling, I appreciate your visit dear friend!
I love short stories so I can selfishly say short story but with the way you explained your writing process, I can only say let the story decide for you. All the best with what ever you come up with. Waiting to read it.
Thank you dear Fikayo, I’ll be glad if you do read it when it’s out. Enjoy the rest of your night!
you are welcome Seyi
I say write the book. If there is someone wiling to publish it should be written.
I will John! Thanks for your encouragement!
I’m with your publisher this character could be like an onion, as you peel one layer there’s another and another and another……….etc. However , I say follow the heart and don’t rush!
I’ve decided to write the full length book, and like you said, the character has a lot to offer in a full length fiction rather than a short one! Thanks for your comment and visit Freddie!
It’s always a pleasure to read someone who has command of her craft! Your writing takes me to another place and I always enjoy the trip!
I ove short stories, so I would say short story and you can then do the other novel too. It is up to you though an dhow you are with inspiration and time! Enjoy writing!
Thank you Ute, I’ve decided on the novel, I’m glad you like my writing. God bless you!
Love the cover, more words from you is always what we want, so great idea to expand to a full novel.
Thank you! You’ve got me blushing!
Very beautiful pic!!! Go with your gut feeling 🙂
Thanks Daniella, I will! Appreciate your comment and visit!
I think the cover is just great 🙂 I believe your publishers know that the story has great potential of becoming a full length story so go for it gal
I have every confidence in God first and then in you that you will do a fantastic job on your novel.
I would say go for the novel, rather than the short story. There is more potential there as a project and it would be great to add to your portfolio another book. I LOVE the cover!
Wonderful cover – excellent work, my friend… 🙂
Thank you dear friend, I hope you’ll have a great week!
Oh my! I love, love, love the cover art, sis! It’s eye-catching and evokes story or two at first glance. I think your publisher is right. But then, it all depends on you. You are a natural story-teller so that should come easy for you…well, that’s the way I look at it. I miss reading your blog 🙂
Thanks for your kind comment, I’ll write the full length novel, I guess it’s better that way! Thanks for stopping by, can’t wait to read your stories!!
Hi Seyi. Just the bit here sounds pretty exciting! Can’t wait to read the full length story.
Thank you Anne, you are too kind!