I’ve been so busy of late trying to find a new job – I was meant to be starting a new contract just after the bloggers bash in London – but found my proposed terms of the new employment unacceptable which is a story in itself! When I read through the company pack it seemed that perhaps they might have a rat problem, asbestos on site and random drug testing – so that didn’t appeal! Lol. I decided not to accept that role. So, it’s been time-consuming trying to find another job.
In the meantime I’ve been taking my mind off the horrendous hassle of job hunting by writing book reviews, creating a mobi/epub copy of Book One for reviewers (SO REVIEWERS IF YOU’D LIKE A COPY DON’T BE SHY!) and working on Book Two in the Curse of Time series – The Golden Healer – which is currently standing at a rough draft of about 50,000 words.
Lots still to do in The Curse of Time Series. I’m starting to think about the potential for a powerful dragon – a volcanic stirrer of passions in Book Three!
It is my intention that Book Three will feature the Dragon Chronopage designed by Dr John C Taylor OBE who I had the pleasure of meeting in September 2017 with Tina Fotherby.
Images via Dr Taylor, courtesy of his publicity lady Tina Fotherby at Famous Publicity: http://www.famouspublicity.com/
So, my Tanka is dedicated to the dragon, the grasshopper and the fly which are all Chronopages created by Dr John C Taylor, OBE.
The dragon gave thanks,
To the kleptomaniac,
Grasshopper who danced,
Now came dragon’s pearly chance,
To spark volcanic passions.
For praise I used the synonym gave thanks, and for excite I chose spark.
To join in the poetry fun please follow the link to Colleen’s blog: https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/06/12/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-88-praise-excite-synonymsonly/
Hope you enjoyed the Tanka. Much love Marje xx
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Well the books sound really interesting and exciting! Which is more than can be said of the job, rats asbestos and random drug tests where was the job, at a London squot I have heard of hot desking … Seriously I do hope you can find a new job soon .
I do like the tanks and woo that dragon is beautiful 💜🌹
The job was just in Cambridge but on this sort of building site! Receptionist – but it all sounded very odd! Lol.
Yes sometimes you just know best! Sorry not sure where I got London from.💜
Oh forgot to say glad you liked the sound of the books, Tanka and Mr Dragon!
I did 😊
What a lovely Tanka, Marje. I hope you find a new job soon. It’s hard all over, isn’t it? Just keep putting that positive foot forward and soon you’ll be at a new post. Hugs! <3
Hi Colleen, Yes, it’s frustrating but I will have to be patient! Glad you enjoyed the Tanka, Colleen. 🙂
I love this dragon-themed tanka, MJ! I’m wishing you all the best with your job search xx
Hi Christy, so glad you enjoyed. And yes many thanks for the job search wishes. xx
What a busy little bee you are, Marje! I love the images and your tanka. Exciting news about your 2nd book!😀
Good luck with the job hunting, Marje. Such a pity we all have to work, isn’t it. Writing is so much more fun.