New poem in the works! Out soon!

9.09.2017

Short Story: "A Shadow Over Hocking"


Blurb: Preston Moore and Eileen Farrow are spending a week away from their busy lives in the city, and they've chosen Hocking Hills, Ohio, as the place to go. The forest they enter into is a rather tame one compared to many of the world's wild places, but plenty of dangers still lurk in the shadows -- and on a moonless night, shadows may be all these two will find.


8.22.2017

Poem: "Alias"


Alias
By: Eve Estelle

8.11.2017

Early Writings Tag

Tagged by Lisa

Good morning!

I have a question for you: How do you feel when reading your past works?

Doesn't matter if you consider yourself a writer or not, you've written something, be it an academic essay or a dozen novels. So, as you distance yourself from those things via the passage of time, how does your view of them change? Does it become embarrassing to go through them, and you'd rather rip the page out or delete the file than let it continue to exist?

Maybe you get this gut-wrenching feeling whenever someone goes to read them...

Writers have a tendency to hate their old works, and some prefer to pretend that such works never reached paper (or screen, in many of our cases). Thing is, though, that we all have those crappy first stories, and as time passes and our skills improve, it doesn't even have to be an "early" writing to suck. It just has to be old.

That's a good thing, though! Means you've gotten better, and now you can recognize what you did wrong before. Or at least that it wasn't as perfect as it felt when you first wrote it.

(But don't be like me and actually delete them all. You'll almost certainly regret it, I promise.)

Just thought I'd throw that out there, 'cause I've got a fun little tag to go through and it's on this very subject.

A big thank you to Lisa at Inkwell for tagging me for the Early Writings Tag, started by Abbiee!

8.06.2017

Poem: "White Dove In Mourning"

Vio WallpaperCave; edited

White Dove In Mourning
By: Eve Estelle

7.27.2017

From Words to Music, Writer to Musician: Resources for Learning How to Play & Compose


Well, that's got to be the longest post title I've ever used. 

Not always, but a lot of the time when we work creatively with the written word, writing poetry and putting our hearts into our beloved stories, we start to develop a desire to express ourselves in another way -- with music.

I've never met anybody who didn't want to play an instrument of some kind, and many of us would've loved to be musicians, or at least capable of playing something, long before discovering this ink-and-paper world of plots and characters, where we, as authors, are allowed and even encouraged to pull the strangest, most wonderful things straight out of our asses. Some even manage to learn the musical ropes early on in life!

But, if you were like me, then you were never quite that ambitious. I've always thought it would be amazing to play an instrument, and I've tried a couple times with piano, very briefly with guitar, flute, etc. Never stuck with it for long. I still wanted to learn, but I just didn't have the motivation for it.

Over my last few years of writing, however, I've felt myself drawn back to the lovely sounds of music, often writing to the beat or mood of certain tracks, and to the rhythm of instrumental melodies. I've even found myself singing a couple of my own poems -- whoops. And then I hit upon an artist, a style, that renewed my craving to learn to play: Lindsey Stirling, violinist.

7.24.2017

Poem: "Smell the Roses" (Acrostic)


Smell the Roses
By: Eve Estelle

7.19.2017

Poem: "Northern Dawn"

Image by Hideyuki KAMON via Flickr (CC)

Northern Dawn
By: Eve Estelle

7.04.2017

Poem: "Dark Tide"


Dark Tide
By: Eve Estelle

6.29.2017

Confessions of a Reader: A Collaboration With Aneesa (Book Lover)


Good morning, good evening, or good night - although please don't head on off to bed just yet, if it's that time for you (but I suppose if you have to, this post will still be here tomorrow)!

Fellow blogger Aneesa (also known to her readers as Book Lover) and I got together to do a little collaboration, and though life tried to get in the way several times during this process, we're excited to finally have these finished up and ready to go!

There are two parts to this collaboration:
  • Confessions of a Reader: My post here, containing Aneesa's responses.

Be sure to check out both! And of course, please let us know what you thought of them!

I'll hand things over to Aneesa - she'll briefly introduce herself to you, and then we'll dive into the main course. Bon appétit! 😉

6.26.2017

Poem: "Jay in Winter" (Haiku)

Image by Dawn Huczek via Flickr (CC)

Jay in Winter
By: Eve Estelle

6.15.2017

Poem: "The Blooming Hour"

Image by domwlive via Flickr (CC)

The Blooming Hour
By: Eve Estelle

6.09.2017

Short Story: "In the City of Eternal Night" (Part II)


Part II
By: Eve Estelle

Quick links: Part I | Part II

Short Story: "In the City of Eternal Night" (Part I)


Part I
By: Eve Estelle

Quick links: Part I | Part II

6.05.2017

Poem: "Dear Father Mine" (English Sonnet)


Dear Father Mine
By: Eve Estelle

5.31.2017

Poem: "Sterling to Sterling"


Sterling to Sterling
By: Eve Estelle

5.27.2017

Poem: "The High Road"


The High Road
By: Eve Estelle

5.25.2017

Posting Resumes May 27! + Response to Reader Survey


Well hello! It's fantastic to be back.

It's been a while - just about three days shy of two months, plus all that time before my break where I couldn't get much of anything out. I just want to say thank you again for being patient with me during this time. I'm quite excited to get back into the swing of things, which I'm happy to confirm will be starting back up in a mere couple of days.

These are also the last two days to get your response in for my Reader Survey, also, if you've not done so yet but wish to answer a few brief questions to let me know how things are going. This will close when I officially return on the 27th. I've gotten several wonderful responses, and I thank those of you who have taken the time to send me your feedback!

3.30.2017

No New Posts Until Late May/June

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Update (5/27/17): Reader Survey is now closed!

Update (4/5/17): Please consider taking my brief Reader Survey, available for you to fill out at any time during my post hiatus! Just a few basic "How are things?" questions that will help me to keep your experience here a positive one. Anyone is welcome to take it! Thank you!
(Closes when I return from break.)
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Spring greetings to all of you!

It has been a ridiculously long time since my last post that contained any real content. On February 23rd, I put out my General Updates & A Few Snippets post, but one has to go all the way back into January to find "Truce," my last (relatively) finished work.

As I've said before, I don't like just disappearing. I try my best to keep you all updated without cluttering your feeds and inboxes with update post after update post (this is where Twitter comes in handy - I was never a fan of tweeting, until I realized how useful it was for those little updates), and I've tried to get something out whenever possible. But, obviously, that hasn't been much, and I don't see that improving for at least a couple of months.

So, with that in mind, I thought I'd just go ahead and pause all blog postings until late May, early/mid June, when I'll be graduated from school and able to return to a decent schedule.

Some things I'd like to note:

  •  I'll have a small stash of poems and a short story or two ready to post within the weeks following my May/June return. They're already written, I just can't post them until I'm out of the class they were written for, and until then I'll be doing some revision. This at least assures a steady stream of new content for a little while after!
  • During this time, you can still reach me through blog comments, email, and my social media. I'll still be around, just not posting! Feel free to contact me if you have any need.

Best wishes to thee and thine,

See you in May or June!

    2.23.2017

    General Updates & A Few Snippets


    Hello there! Ay, it's been too long since I've been able to say that!

    How are you? How's life treating you? Go on and tell me something exciting that's happened in your life since we last spoke! Or perhaps something not so exciting. The not-so-exciting moments are as much a part of us as the great and the good.

    Back in October I posted a small little update to explain my absence and to provide some idea of what to expect in the near future, and I thought I'd put out another one since it's been more than a month now without a new post. This one, however, includes a bit more information that I hope will take the edge off the long wait.. Or maybe I'll just make it worse, who knows.

    This new information, however, includes general updates relating to the blog, as well as a few snippets from some of my current works-in-progress. All of which, I should note, are very early in the process and subject to change. Still - you can see what's been going on, what you can likely expect from me, and all that! Who doesn't enjoy a quick peak behind the curtains, hm?


    1.20.2017

    Poem: "Truce"

    Image by Diego Sideburns via Flickr (CC)

    Truce
    By: Eve Estelle

    1.14.2017

    Poem: "Nightsong Serenade"


    Nightsong Serenade
    By: Eve Estelle

    1.01.2017

    A New Year's Thank You #3



    ¡Bienvenido, 2017!

    Sorry, Spanish on the brain. How is the new year treating you so far? Do you see good things to come? Let's hope so!

    With the dropping of balls, the lighting of fireworks, and neighbors firing off weapons that are most certainly illegal, we say farewell to another year, and one many either simply won't miss at all or have mixed feelings towards (I'm in this group). 2016 was an interesting year, no doubt about it - personally, it was overall uneventful, but so many things went on around us.