The life of a part-time writer…

Posted: December 27, 2019 in Freethought

… is a busy one. 😉  I realise full well that I haven’t given an update for … wait… years?

It doesn’t mean I’m not writing anymore, but that writing is not the only thing on my to do list. But not to worry… if I ever write a series, I will not ever get the first few published and then hold the audience in suspension for the third…

I’d rather write all episodes and then get them published one by one. But as you probably figured, writing is not the only thing I do and therefor progress is slow… but steady!

One might argue – why then have a blog for NEWS and UPDATES – if there are none?

If I have learned one thing though in the wonderful online world – never say never, things change faster than anywhere else and I know that there will come a time when writing will take back center stage.

Until that time – thanks for stopping by and showing interest. I really appreciate it.

Yours, Julia B.

Personality Tests & Creativity

Posted: January 3, 2016 in Personal stuff

I have always had a thing about personality tests. I grew up in a time without being online, so we read magazines for kids/teenagers, and they always had one such test in each issue.

A friend of mine told me she was a INFJ type personality, so I got curious and indeed the Myers Brigg type test is considered one of the most psychologically valid ones, proven to be very accurate.

I made it for free here: Meyers Brigg Type Personality Test

So there are four major categories where you can be either one or the other…
and in three out of four, the test told me:

“Your score was right on the borderline for ……. We can’t say for sure what your style is for this dimension of personality.”

Only in the second category I am fully Intuitive, that’s the ‘N’ (iNtuitive), versus ‘Sensing’.

The test went on to give me these possibilities for my personality:
ENFJ: The Teacher
ENFP: The Champion
ENTJ: The Commander
ENTP: The Visionary
INFJ: The Counselor
INFP: The Healer
INTJ: The Mastermind
INTP: The Architect

If I look at them I can say, yes, I’m all of them, sometimes more, sometimes less, but what I am MOST OF ALL is this:

I’m divergent!

And proud of it. I will NOT EVER be compartmentalized, not consciously, not subconsciously. Above all, I am a Freedom-seeker & -fighter. Take this corporate world!

What is your result?

Dear friends, fans & readers,

to all of you; to all of us whose likes can’t be found in any of the standard choices; to all of us whose creative endeavours incorporate an element of chaos that makes them even more special; to all of us who enjoy their own reality in their very own way, even if it isn’t shared by anybody else; to all of us who love all new experiences who broaden the horizon, to all of us who love to give and be kind, just to see somebody smile…

Have a wonderful Christmas time and very happy and joyful Year 2016 in which your dreams come true!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016

Some thoughts on Love…

Posted: February 16, 2014 in Freethought

Love is the most wonderful thing in this world and at the same time it can likewise hurt. But sometimes the fact that it hurts shows you that it is real. Bittersweet. A door that opens into the unknown, into a new universe full of utter beauty and new worlds, but to get there on your own is impossible, because you need air to breathe or a ship to fly you there. So you stand at the threshold waiting for the ship to pick you up. Waiting in vain. No one can force love. It is as free as a thought….

So you stand there, at the open door, looking into this universe and marvelling upon its utter sheer beauty and your heart breaks because you know you will never be fully part of it, you will never be able to walk on those worlds, touch the soil, breathe the air, immerse yourself in it and explore it.

And it hurts. It hurts so friggin bad.

Still, in the middle of the pain, you regret nothing. You want the hurt, if it means it opened that door for you, if it means you can see and marvel at this universe.
You want the hurt, if it means you can behold this beauty and that, in itself, broadens your horizon, your perception of it, your understanding of depth, of beauty and of love. Yes, even your ability to feel love and to live it. Because you can still love, even if you will never touch the soil of these new worlds. You can still love it and open your heart for it, and be more yourself, true to yourself and true to your heart.

Because each time you open your heart to love, no matter in which form or to whom, you become reborn in yourself and you are not the same person anymore than you were before. That is the gift of love, no matter whether it is being returned or not. That is why it is the greatest power in all of the Universes. It creates.

Even when it is the kind of love that hurts. It still creates. In the end you are never the same person as before. To know love is to truly live.
And that is worth the pain!

It was a sweet dream. And it will stay a sweet dream.
Thank you, dear Universe. Thank you.
Thank you.
Julia

News from the writing desk

Posted: October 6, 2013 in News!

It has been a very busy and short summer and that was only one of the reasons why I couldn’t write as much as I had wanted to.  But, the writing time (autumn & winter) is back and here is an overdue update:

– Travel Guide to the Languedoc will be published before Christmas by www.liquid-letters.com as an interactive e-book and in print. The necessary change of publisher postponed the date, but on the plus side – the content has increased with updated pictures and information.

– New edition of Flavia’s Christmas Stories for children: Due to the great popularity of the stories last year, there will be a new 2013 edition before Christmas, with all 24 Christmas calendar stories in one book, plus an extra story for the day after Christmas!

– Time thriller novel “The Fenris Clan”:  The publishing date had to be pushed to the beginning of next year in order to finish the above two projects in time. I apologise for this, but it doesn’t really make sense to publish Christmas stories after Christmas 😉

I am looking forward to keep hearing from you. I promise I will also write more blog posts again, now that the days are growing longer and people have more time and eagerness to read (and write).

All yours

Julia B. Kingsley

 

Floating through life

Posted: March 20, 2013 in Freethought, Personal stuff

Sometimes I feel like I’m swimming through life, never quite aware of whether I’m above water or already below, whether I’m floating, paddling, crawling or doing this dolphin stuff, whether I’m in a peaceful lake, in a river swimming up- or downstream or in an ocean in the middle of nowhere or just 5 meters from the beach. All I know that my feet don’t touch the ground and when I stop moving, I’ll drown.

I feel compelled to do so many things, but I have no clue if they get me any closer to the land. My land. The land where I belong, where I was meant to be, where everything makes sense, including myself.

There are moments where I am floating weightlessly on the warm water, the sun is shining down on me and the full beauty of this Earth is revealed in front of my eyes and I feel totally happy, content and blissful. And I live for those moments. I fight for those moments, I work hard for them, never giving up, never loosing hope, because each time, there is the chance that the current of these moments will gently carry me to my land.

But currents are slow and unpredictable. I would reach my land so much faster if I only saw it and could swim towards it. If only…

Yet, if I was one of those people whose feet have never left the ground, I wouldn’t know this feeling of weightlessness that frees you from the bounds of the world and lets you experience the realm of inspiration, caught in the creativity of my written word.

Since “The Fenris Clan”, my time travel thriller, is now finished and going through the editing process, I have used the available time to write an Insider’s Travel Guide. “The Beauty and Mystery of the Languedoc” (Southern France). It will be published this year on all major ebook platforms.

If you’ve ever dreamt of going on a very special holiday in Europe, that offers much more than just the usual tourist sightseeing attractions, where the first thing you have to do is to line up, then this is for you!

This guide will offer much more than the standard A, B, C…. generic stuff. It will feature entertaining short stories about this amazing place, real insider info and background stories and it will pull you into one of the last remaining mysteries and one of the last real treasure hunts of this world!
It will also include many as-of-yet unpublished pictures of all the sites described!

The Holy Grail, Adolf Hitler, Jesus, Isis, Maria Magdalena, Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code”, Bérenger Saunièr, the Knights Templar…. they all have ties to this place – and that is just the footnote!

Stay tuned for the official cover picture and the precise publishing date.

(Featuring in the Saunière Society Journal and 42mysteries.com)