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It takes a lot to keep a blog like this going, and for a long time, I did not have the drive to do that. The fact is that I thought multiple times about deleting ToT for good. I did not think there was a way to keep it going, especially when I did not have the heart to make posts anymore and was getting frustrated trying to find new and exciting things to say.
A lot of crazy things have happened since I’ve been away, some I’m not willing to disclose, but I lost all confidence as a result and just couldn’t write anymore. It felt like work, and that is not what this blog is about. I shouldn’t have to feel chained to my desk trying to write an article or find a video for Documentary Sunday, especially with college courses to take and essays to write. So I took what I thought was going to be a few weeks to recharge, but this ended up being a lot longer – more than a few months.
Recent events let me reevaluate everything, especially in the last couple of weeks. I got my confidence back, and while I may not have all the time in the world to make new posts, I will certainly be back on Thorns again very soon with new content that I find myself actually looking forward to for the first time in awhile. I refuse to throw away three and a half years of work. We’re going to make it to four years in December.
I want to thank everyone who reads this blog for your support over the past few years in the meantime, and reassure everyone that I will be back very soon, probably even this week. I’m very grateful for you standing behind me! Let’s keep the ball rolling!
A little early for Valentine’s Day, but this week’s documentary is definitely one that I enjoyed watching and hope you all do as well.
As of Tuesday, it had been a year since Bowie’s death, so when I saw this documentary, I thought it would be a good idea to honor his memory by posting it.
Bowie was a true star in every sense of the word and he taught me to be myself, not follow the crowd, and stand out. His legacy lives on in the hearts of so many including my own since I first saw him in the film Labyrinth as a little girl and fell in love with his voice and dual-colored eyes.
Rest peacefully, Starman.
Born John Griffith Chaney, the man who took the pen name Jack London not only wrote a series of novels now considered beloved classics, but was an outspoken voice when it came to socialism, animal cruelty, and workers’ rights. Born and raised in San Francisco, he was a self-taught learner who rose to international fame when he published his novel The Call of the Wild at the age of thirty. He died from unconfirmed causes after a series of illnesses in 1916, when he was only forty years old, and has gone down in history as one of the great literary giants of the 20th century along with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.
Happy New Year, everyone!
I wanted to make this post to update everyone on a few things, the first of which is Thorns of Time’s new posting schedule. I have a few resolutions for 2017, and one of them is to update this blog more often. I was pretty scarce for most of 2016, so I want to be sure not to let that happen again. Even with my hectic school schedule, I will be making an attempt to post a new article once a month at the very least. I will also be working on my novels (by now I have quite a few projects in progress) which I will be explaining below.
I started a Tudor era novel back in 2015 called Crown of Thorns, based off of the story of the three English queens who were struggling for the throne – Mary, Jane, and Elizabeth – in the aftermath of King Edward VI’s death in 1553. However, I put the project on hold to work on another one, which gave me a bit more leeway as there was very little historical basis other than the time setting. At present, this novel, under the working title Best Served Cold, is an almost-completed first draft that I have been picking at for several months trying to tie up loose ends to get to the final draft, but the storyline hit a lull and it may have to get reworked entirely. Instead, I am putting all my focus into a new novel, a political thriller called Witness. Updates on progress can be found on my personal blog, here, very soon for anyone interested.
That being said, I want to take this chance to thank everyone for their love and support for this blog for the past three years it has been running. I never thought I would still be posting here by this time and I am grateful to all my readers and visitors. Thank you all so much and enjoy the new year wherever you are in the world.
- Love, Nicki Krys