crimsonprose, the blog
Created in answer to a certain one of my kids who bent my ear till it more resembled a cosh than a conch. Get it out there, get it out there. So here it is. Out. (Nov. 2012)
My intention at that time was to produce a blogged book. I had written it – first, second, third, fourth, fifth draft. I thought another ten years, it ought to be polished and gleaming, fit for revealing. In the meantime, like a driver finding his way around brakes, gears and the clutch, I would learn to use and navigate WordPress. From such small intents . . .
I’m going to publish Feast Fables as an e-book
Taken from an update, 25th November 2017
I published the first episode of Feast Fables on Thursday 27th December 2012.
I published the last episode on Friday 26th May 2016, having increased the frequency to two episodes a week.
During that time I also posted:
Can of Worms— time-slip mythical fantasy (Asaric series)
Neve—time-slip mythical fantasy (Asaric series)
Priory Project—a time-slip sci-fi/fantasy (Asaric series)
Alsalda—mythical fantasy (Asaric series)
King’s Wife—mythical fantasy (Asaric series)
Roots of Rookeri—an off-world fantasy/romance
Chronicles of Mideer—fantasy
It’s said a writer writes best in his/her most read genre. Well, I cut my teeth on Michael Moorcock before moving on to the sci-fi giants in which genre I encountered the sci-fi/fantasy writer Orson Scott Card under whose spell for a while I fell. Then, of course, there was Robert Jordan, who made me more confident of my trilogy format and attention to fabrics and garments. But I also enjoy the fantasy adventures of e.g. Scott Lynch.
Crispina Kemp, aka Crimson
On a more personal note
When I started this blog I had severe CFS. Occupational therapy had brought me down to my lowest (I had been warned that it would, it’s part of the healing process). It felt like I’d never recover, despite the assurances that if I followed this method . . . And I did recover. From barely being able to trek to the toilet I’m now able to walk 10-15 miles in a day, camera beside me, snap happy again.
I do not complain of what might seem to others like wasted years. For it was during that couch-and-computer bound period that I began to hone my writing skills, that I researched the world that my characters would inhabit, that I wrote the first drafts and multiple edits. (I also watched a whole load of movies, and listened to the commentaries, especially those by the writers. From these I also learned.)
Crispina Kemp, aka Crimson
a compact biog
Who am I? What am I?
Event organiser, theatre manager, with marketing and promotions; Information Officer, designer, publisher and main contributor, for a community-focused government-sponsored organisation; I was happy to take early retirement when my health plummeted into the ever-decreasing spiral that is CFS, It meant I’d now have time to write!
Keep watching, keep following, keep liking.
I thank you