Most of you who read the blog here know I am a voracious reader. What you might not know is I am a writer too. And not just the little trying to make ends meat because I am sick articles and advertisements either. Stories, oh nothing novel length yet, (not for lack of ideas honestly I just can’t seem to sort them into novel form yet.). But I used to write Fan Fiction and Short Stories. Mostly now however when I do write I am doing so nightly (every night just about without fail) partner writing Role Play. Me and my writing buddy (who’s name I shall not out) have been doing so for several years now on a variety of topics! I wouldn’t miss doing it with her for the world. I enjoy it immensely. I am thinking I should get my writing chops out again (thank you J.Kaye for the inspiration!) and start doing some short stories.
What do you my readers think? Do you think it is a good idea? Or a Bad idea? There will of course have to be a blog (I am a blog writing addict and I can fully admit it! I also like doing new designs for myself Gluttonous of me I know.). I am thinking of perhaps having myself write one short story a week, or bi-weekly. I will blog about the progress and than post the story in the blog. It may not be a fully final copy more like a rough (depending on if I go weekly or bi-weekly) but it will be a story. My biggest sticking point for the blog right now is what I should name it. I was thinking something to go with my Pen Name of Ambrosia Jefferson (didn’t you know that’s not my real name. *hehe*). I am drawing a blank currently, so I ask you my readers (if you are still reading this LONG post by now) what are your suggestions? Give me some good ones! If I get some good name ideas today I might even toss out a book as a present/giveaway/ reward. Goodness knows I have enough sitting around (seehere for that comment on all the little book piles sitting around.)
And just for fun here is the Wikipedia opening statement on Ambrosia:
In ancient Greek mythology, ambrosia (Greek: ἀμβροσία) is sometimes the food, sometimes the drink, of the gods, often depicted as conferring ageless immortality upon whoever consumes it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus by doves (Odyssey xii.62), so may have been thought of in the Homeric tradition as a kind of divine exhalation of the Earth.
Ambrosia is very closely related to the gods’ other form of sustenance, nectar. The two terms may not have originally been distinguished; though in Homer’s poems nectar is usually the drink and ambrosia the food of the gods; it was with ambrosia Hera “cleansed all defilement from her lovely flesh” (Iliad xiv.170), and with ambrosia Athena prepared Penelope in her sleep (Odyssey xviii.188ff) so that when she appeared for the final time before her suitors, the effect of the years had been stripped away and they were inflamed at the sight of her. On the other hand, in Alcman, nectar is the food, and in Sappho (fragment 45) and Anaxandrides, ambrosia is the drink. When a character in Aristophanes’ Knights says, “I dreamed the goddess poured ambrosia over your head— out of a ladle”, the homely and realistic ladle brings the ineffable moment to ground with a thump.
Both nectar and ambrosia are fragrant, and may be used as perfume: in the Odyssey (iv.444-46) Menelaus and his men are disguised as seals in untanned seal skins, “and the deadly smell of the seal skins vexed us sore; but the goddess saved us; she brought ambrosia and put it under our nostrils.” Homer speaks of ambrosial raiment, ambrosial locks of hair, even the gods’ ambrosial sandals.
Among later writers, ambrosia has been so often used with generic meanings of “delightful liquid” that such late writers as Athenaeus, Paulus and Dioscurides employ it as a technical terms in contexts of cookery, medicine and botany.
Additionally, some modern ethnomycologists, such as Danny Staples, identify ambrosia with the untameable hallucinogenic mushroom Amanita muscaria: “it was the food of the gods, their ambrosia, and nectar was the pressed sap of its juices”, Staples asserts.