“Effanineffable 1: The Brain”

Day 14 of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge. Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. New sub-theme: “My Firsts”.

I was wondering what to post. I’m glad I found this!

The End Justifies the Journey

This was one of my very first actual posts in my history of personal blogging. That was way back the Multiply platform days. But time sure does fly!

As explained in my homepage, “If you don’t get what ‘effanineffable’ means, congratulations, you got it.” The great T. S. Eliot came up with the word for his work Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. It’s a kind of weird word, a play at the original “effable” and at “ineffable”. As to the assigned number on the title, I wanted it to be a kind of series, like my weekly hash potatoes (no Twitter yet in those days). From what I know, there’s at least one more that followed this. Anyhoo, this was just me being goofy 😉

effanineffable-1-the-brain

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First Fictional Book I Wrote

Day 13 of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge. Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. New sub-theme: “My Firsts”. Related post: My Evolution as a Writer.

Book 1In relation to my previous post, First Books I Ever Wrote, I am sharing this. It’s Book 1 of the Roseville Books series: Young and In Love. I was young then but not in love. The protagonist being Filipino serves as proof of how much I really wanted to promote our race and nationality….To emphasize, it’s all handwritten and, of course, never been published anywhere. Other than when I went to school, my books have never really left this house.

It is really amusing how silly I was as a writer. At the same time, I am proud of myself because I was able to do it. This isn’t my first-ever story, but it is my first-ever novelette. My books will never be published. I know that for a fact, but I love them just the same, shallow storyline and wrong grammar and all. 

Here is the synopsis (in verbatim) on the back cover:

Growin’ Pains

In every girl’s life, there always will be growing pains…especially like Joey’s.

She was a bit more conservative than any girl in school. She wasn’t even much interested in boys…almost. Joey has a great crush on Ken Burtonelly, Roseville High’s star quarterback until he blew it. He was unworthy of her affection.

Meanwhile, Joey met a cute but rather intimidating guy at their own grocery store where she also worked. She hated him at first but after sometime, the feeling was fast changing into a better one for him.

Would Joey fall for him instead? Worse…would he be another wrong guy?

I shared a link above if you’re interested in knowing my writing history.

First Books I Ever Wrote

Day 12 of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge. Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. New sub-theme: “My Firsts”. Related post: My Evolution as a Writer.

Like I said, every writer starts somewhere. These were the FIRST BOOKS I EVER WROTE. Granted that they were not exactly typed and published, but I started my stories writing these. I wrote seven in a span of a year! Of course, the stories all seem silly to me now, but they’re my treasures. Why do the titles sound like they’re books a teeny-bopper would write? Because I was 15 when I started. I gave a link above if you’re interested about these so-called “novelettes” and my whole evolution as a writer.

There are only six stories in the photo because somebody borrowed the fourth (or is it the fifth…?) and never returned it. **cry**

My Early Fiction (in order, L-R):

  1. Young and In Love (above)
  2. Once Upon a Summer
  3. Angel
  4. Mr. Bodyguard (missing)
  5. The Boy Next Door
  6. Life Alone
  7. Weave the Net of Love
  8. In Linear Perspective (UNFINISHED)

first novels

“NONEXISTENCE”

I’m back!!! I was able to finish the first part of my three-part, one-month challenge. But I didn’t finish it on time.  Because of that, I decided to stop for a while and think of  my next theme.

Honestly, a very personal issue happened in the middle of the month. I had to attend to it. It was kind of a big blow and did not exactly end well. Let’s just say there was a “consolation prize” but it definitely was waaaay different than I expected. My right was violated. My right was stolen. It wasn’t really just me but a group of us. I’m being vague. Still, I know you understand it’s not just a little matter.

I am moving on from that, though. One way is through picking up where I left things here. I have a new theme. I decided to post my “firsts”. Nothing is specific, just that they are my first-this, first-that. Therefore, to continue…  

Day 11 of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge. Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. New sub-theme: “My Firsts”. You can find more of my poems (written from high school up to, well, now) at the POETRY NOOK.

I wrote this short little poem the other day. Make of it what you will. This is the FIRST time I am publishing it.

“DAISY IN HEAVEN”

Day 10 (for November 10) of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge, here we go! Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. Sub-theme: “10 of My Earliest Poems”. You can find more of my poems (written from high school up to, well, now) at the POETRY NOOK.

Once in a while, I get the inspiration to write “lighter” poems. Also, I really like telling stories even through poetry. The one below is a response to a challenge posted in the writing group I belonged to before (it’s now non-existent). The challenge was this: “Write something using the words daisy, linger and truck. Avoid using a, an, and the.”  I didn’t notice I used the last word (guilty!). I managed to tease the group admin by including his username in it. It’s up to you to guess what it is. If it sounds weird, that’s probably it 😉

daisy in heaven

“SANG-FROID”

Day 9 (for November 9) of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge, here we go! Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. Sub-theme: “10 of My Earliest Poems”. You can find more of my poems (written from high school up to, well, now) at the POETRY NOOK.

I decided to reblog this because I really like it. I’ve shared this in past blogs already and it’s been published somewhere else once or twice. I wrote this for the first ever writing group I was a part of.

The End Justifies the Journey

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“REQUIESCAT IN PACE”

Day 8 (for November 8) of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge, here we go! Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. Sub-theme: “10 of My Earliest Poems”. You can find more of my poems (written from high school up to, well, now) at the POETRY NOOK.

I edited some parts of this. I deleted unnecessary commas, corrected grammar (although when it comes to poems, grammar is not a priority), and changed a line from Latin to English because I’m not confident my Latin was correct in the first place. I’ve published this several times before, in its original form. The only reason it took me this long to share it here was that probably-erroneous line.  This is the final version, I promise.

RIP

“AMBROSIA”

Day 7 (for November 7) of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge, here we go! Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. Sub-theme: “10 of My Earliest Poems”. You can find more of my poems (written from high school up to, well, now) at the POETRY NOOK.

I’ve decided to skip a poem or two, which topics is/are somewhat similar to the most recent ones. The Filipino/Tagalog ones, I will share some other time. This poem I am sharing, I especially like. I can definitely tell how much I grew as a poetry writer. I do realize that I write best when I am going through something. Full dislosure: I shared this before along with a “sequel” for another challenge. It’s also been published online before.

ambrosia 1

“FAR”

Day 6 (for November 6) of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge, here we go! Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. Sub-theme: “10 of My Earliest Poems”. You can find more of my poems (written from high school up to, well, now) at the POETRY NOOK.

I haven’t had time to translate my Filipino poems. I’m a bit disappointed because I think they are much better than my English ones. Anyway, until I am able to translate, I will post the English ones. Like this one.

“LOVE NOTES”

I said “no prob for NanoPob” the last time yet here I am, several days late. Nope, not about to give excuses. I’d rather concentrate on completing my promised output. Forgive me for I’ll post several times today to make up for lost days. Again, more page edits later. I’ve also visited only one blogger so far.  I’m late but it doesn’t mean I won’t do it. I like reading other people’s stuff.

So now, we’re at Day 4 of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge. Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. Sub-theme: “10 of My Earliest Poems”.  This poem was my attempt at “explaining” what love notes are. I was fresh out of  high school and, honestly, not the type guys would send love notes to. But for some reason, I found writing about love the easiest thing to do when it came to poetry. I guess I still do that’s why I hardly write them anymore. I value more substace now in my writing as an adult. A little trivia: I had crushes and infatuations before, but again, to be honest, it would take me more than half of my lifetime before I ever fell in love, for real.

That said, for more samples of my more adult poetry (hey, it’s not what it sounds like!), you can find them at the POETRY NOOK.