“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.”
– Tim Burton
My reality is pretty crazy and that’s how I like it. So why not add a blog?
I plan on blogging about everything under the sun (or, at least, under the part that shines down on my disturbed noggin) that catches my attention and ignites something emotional inside me. As well as all things I go through and experiment with while working on writing my current novels, writing up query letters to send to literary agents, searching for literary agents; yada, yada, yada, all that follows in the ‘trying to get published’ world.
So what has my attention right now? That would be the word “croatoan”, carved into the wood of a tree on a deserted island. This had plagued the minds of many for years, without yielding any factual results to which everyone agrees.
I once read a book (Phantoms by Dean Koontz) that had a paranormal creature who slept most of it’s life (thank the heavens!) but decided to come topside and have a snack every now and again. The only semi-nice thing I have to say about this creature is this: at least it didn’t play with it’s food for TOO long. Us humans turned out to be its food, chaos ensued, and the book had me struggling to put it down. But it only made me more curious about disappearing peoples, specifically leading that of the “croatoan” mystery. My interest had survived through to the present.
In 1587 English settlers arrived at Roanoke Island in North Carolina. To put it quickly, a man named John White returned on August 18, 1590 to find the place completely deserted. No sign of where the people had gone remained, minus the word “croatoan” carved into a tree.
What’s more, in 1586, an English explorer by the name of Richard Grenville stopped on the same Island (Roanoke). He left behind fifteen men to claim the land for England while he left to retrieve more settlers. When John White made it there in 1587, only one year later, he found the bones of one man, and no sign of the others.
RANDOM things like this, which I want to do plenty of research on in the future, will probably pop up a lot here. Along with book reviews, info on how to query literary agents, research which I HAVE done, and stray thoughts, interests, and theories of mine.
In the meantime, what are your theories about the “croatoan” mystery??? *No, i’m not going to steal your idea. I’d ask to use it and credit you for it before even considering it. I’m pretty sure lawsuits SUCK.* So throw your ideas at me – the stranger the idea, the better!