for anyone interested and on Wattpad my four part short story Dark Horizons is now on Wattpad: Dark Horizons on Wattpad Simon 🙂
I've been thinking about creating cover art and (hopefully) book covers for some time. The big thing with this is how to go about it, I couldn't work it out and I'm quite a creative person. That was until I read this from Christoper Doll: Drawing a spaceship a day Now, while I'm not drawing a... Continue Reading →
Over the last couple of years I've written a number of short and not so short stories and trying to give them the visibility they deserve is a bit hard when they're hidden behind a menu system on my blog page. So I've put as many of them as I can find on this post and I'm going to pin it on my page. Many of them aren't finished, but you know - Rome wasn't built in a day and all that.
I missed out on watching Captain Marvel at the cinema, so I had to wait until it came out on the streaming services and as it happened it came out the other week and I watched it. But in the time it's taken me to watch it I've noticed a lot of hate and negativity... Continue Reading →
Drip.Drip.Drip."Oh here's another leak." The young woman pointed, stopping and looking back."Dammit." The deep voice of a man replied. "Have we got any buckets left?""Just the one." The young woman replied, she help it up to the man. Both of them looked disheveled and tired. Their white pressure suits looking far from white with dirt... Continue Reading →
One of NASA's four Great Observatories, Spitzer launched on Aug. 25, 2003, and has studied the cosmos in infrared light. Its breathtaking images have revealed the beauty of the infrared universe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghnnbMWVtWU#action=share Spitzer made some of the first studies of exoplanet atmospheres (atmospheres of planets around stars other than our Sun). It confirmed two and discovered five of the seven Earth-size exoplanets around the... Continue Reading →
I got this from my writing buddy Sarah... Give yourselves time to watch this, seriously it's incredible. If not factually correct to thought process on the end of the Earth, civilisation and the universe it utterly mind blowing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD4izuDMUQA Enjoy!
For those of you I haven’t yet caught – Happy new year to you! Those of you that have been followers for some time will know that this is something that I take part in early in the new year, I take a look at my latter for last year and write myself a letter... Continue Reading →
Hello bloggies, happy new year to all of you! I hope you had a good Christmas break and are back doing whatever it is that you do. As it's been pointed out we're not only in a new year but in a new decade. Looking back on many levels things are nowhere near the same... Continue Reading →
I've been struggling since NanoWriMo, that's the simple fact of the matter. I've actually had some time to sit down and try and post something this week and I don't want to and I can't think of anything much new.Basically I've run out of my creative flow. Right after Nano I was pretty tired and... Continue Reading →
Within the tempestuous Carina Nebula lies “Mystic Mountain.” This three-light-year-tall cosmic pinnacle, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 in 2010, is made up primarily of dust and gas, and exhibits signs of intense star-forming activity. The colors in this composite image correspond to the glow of oxygen (blue), hydrogen and nitrogen (green) and sulfur... Continue Reading →
Hello bloggies, happy December! I cannot believe that we're now racing towards Christmas. It seems like only a few days ago that I last wrote and was looking forward to the challenge of NaNoWriMo.I only got two posts out this month, there was no blog battle and they were literally NaNo updates:https://sfarnell.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/nanowrimo-progress-day-11/https://sfarnell.wordpress.com/2019/11/18/nanowrimo-progress-day-18/The finally as December... Continue Reading →
As some of you may or may not know I've been taking part in Nanowrimo and through November life been slowly but surely increasing the word count on my first novel creation. At about 10.30 on Saturday the 30th of November I finished the first draft of my manuscript at a word count of 50107... Continue Reading →
Hello there bloggies it's the 18th day of NaNoWriMo and as you can tell I've still not been able to be around much as I've been getting on with the task in hand of getting 50,000 words done by the end of the month. I'm finding this is the tough part now actually. Things have... Continue Reading →
Hello there bloggies it's the 11th day of NaNoWriMo and as you can tell I've not been here much. I thought a quick well placed post on progress and to say hi might be in order, just so you know I'm still about. I've been able to keep up with reading posts either but I'm... Continue Reading →