Welcome to the Darkside...

...join me, Akasha Savage, as I brave the deepest dungeons and scale the misty mountains to achieve my dream: to see my novel Bathory in print. I will take you by the hand and keep you beside me as I cross this uncharted territory...

...let us step into the moonlit darkness together...

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Time out.....

The deadline I gave myself to have my novel polished and dusted and ready to be sent off to agents/publishers is fast approaching, and my MS is nowhere near as ready as I would have liked it to be by now; mid-May.

So, I have reached a decision: for a while(...days...weeks...months...?), I am going to focus all my energy and spare time towards my work-in-progress. I am determined to finish it by the end of the summer, and the only way to do this is to cull from my life - just for a while - all the things that get in my way. I am going to become a 'passive' blogger. I will still be reading your blogs once a week - and leaving a comment or two - but I will not be updating my own so often.

I may leave a twitter type comment now and again, just to keep you up to date on my progress.

For the time being, here's a sonnet I wrote inspired by my novel:

The night is still, the moonlight bright,
The midnight sky a deep blue velvet shroud.
A raven, startled from its sleep, takes flight.
Wings a solitary path across the misty cloud.
A woman's scream rips through the air,
Hands reach up to the blackened skies.
She has been trapped within her lair,
Caught in a web of self-inflicted lies.
With darkest venom in her callous heart,
She vows cruel revenge on all.
She'll never rest until the start
Of her murderous bloodlust ball.
With these words so forcefully spoken,
She falls to her knees. A woman broken.


  1. Good luck with the novel! This is pretty much what I had to do last year. I just cut myself from my blog for months while I worked. It's hard, but sometimes necessary.

  2. One must do what's necessary to reach one's goals. We're rooting for you, Akasha!

  3. I've been taking off for the most part on weekends, which has been a help.

  4. Good luck with your novel... I know how hard it is to make time to write. Look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to drop in on us.

  5. It's a true challenge and a huge undertaking, to be sure. And blogging can be time-consuming, along with all the other demands of life. I wish you luck with your writing, Akasha!


  6. Thanks everyone for your understanding comments...they do mean a lot to me. :)

  7. Best of luck. When your fingers go numb typing, just switched to your forehead. :)