This blog is my attempt at getting involved with the creative writing community on WordPress and a place for me to practice.

I have done a lot of work on my novel, To Be A Magician and intend to post it here chapter by chapter when I’ve finished editing. At the moment I feel like I need to take a break from that project and work on other, smaller things so I can improve.

Please feel free to let me know what you think of my work. The main reason I am here is to get feedback.

My twitter account is @LJokl


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  1. Oh, me too ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve just finished my first novel (young adult) and it is currently being professionally edited. I love writing in the Flash Fiction blogs here on WordPress. I look forward to reading more of your work.

    • I hope all goes well with your novel.

      I’m currently writing up one of the back stories from my novel and will post it here, bit by bit, when it’s finished. I actually ended up writing until about 1 AM this morning, which is not good when I’m supposed to be revising for exams.

      • Exams? You have exams coming up and you’re not reviewing? TSK TSK TSK! What were you thinking? LOL Grandma talking here. I’m always saying that to my granddaughter – she’s in her last year at high school ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. After so many years (14) and rejections (35), I finally self-published my first book, Soul Lost, on Kindle. I’m not young like you; I’m running out of time to wait. ๐Ÿ™‚ My second novel is complete, but I have to edit it before it goes on Kindle as well. I think I said before that I hope to have the current story finished and up on Kindle in the fall.
    By the way where are you in college? My older son graduated from Georgia Tech on May 4, and my younger son starts at Georgia College and State University in August.

  3. Kudos to you for participating in NaNoWriMo! One day, maybe, I will too… The title sounds interesting! Oh and I love that your blog background photo is a picture of… your bookshelf? I have Norweigian Wood, if I’m seeing that right, on my bookshelf too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I dropped over for a browse, but I’m a bit short of time, so I’ll come back later and give it a proper looksee.
    I’m publishing a novel as a serial too, but I’m using Wattpad. That has some interesting foibles….

  5. ’twas nice chatting and brainstorming with you today, darling! I fear I gushed all over your story wall, so I thought I’d stop and give you more love here!

  6. misskzebra, your blog has been selected by me for the Dragonโ€™s Loyalty Award. Your short fiction pieces are intriguing inspiring! Even if you prefer not to accept this award, please accept this as a compliment and an indication of appreciation for your creative work. The philosophy of the award is: โ€œThe Dragonโ€™s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularlyโ€. Congratulations!

    • Haha, I don’t even know where to begin with TBAM. It’s the first ever thing I wrote, and I don’t believe it will ever be publishable. Funnily enough, I recently considered posting it here again. It’s just not something I can consider devoting all my time to when there are other things I could be working on that might actually be good.

      Saying that, if I spent as much time writing on serious projects as I did on flash fiction, I might have something I’d consider publishing by now!

  7. HI! I’ve nominated you on WeeBitWordy.wordpress.com for a Liebster Award! For the Rules and what to do, go to my page for the post! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Hello misskzebra, I wanted to express my appreciation for your visit to my blog recently and for being a long-time follower of my blog “Lab Notes.” Thank you!

    In browsing your comments about your novel efforts, I can totally relate to a feeling of discouragement while working on a long project. You definitely have a gift for short-short fiction! Have you considered making a novel from short fiction, like a mosaic-type of work? There is an emerging structure in nonfiction called the “segmented essay,” which is also interesting for fiction – basically, it involves writing segments that are related, but not exactly contiguous, possibly using different voices, tones, etc., to form a longer work.

    As another short-short fiction writer, I am experimenting with this structure to “re-imagine” a novel I wrote last year, and I love it. If you’d like more info, just drop me a note! Hang in there! Warmly, Theresa

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