Friday, June 24, 2011

Amazing Jellies and MC Blogfest

Spotted Lagoon Jelly

Jellyfish are 95% water.  They live in all the world's oceans.  They have survived for millions of years on Earth without a brain, bones, or even a heart.  They pack a poisonous punch, but they are mesmerizing.  They drift and undulate through the currents stinging prey as it happens by.  I stood in front of their tanks in the aquarium  hypnotized by their beauty.  I had no idea there were so many different species, (around 200), in a range of striking colors and luminescence.  Here are two of my favorites that Jessica captured on her camera. 

I think this is an Egg Yolk Jelly


MC Blogfest!

Ok here are my answers from my newest main character, Sakie.  I have just started working on her story so answering these questions have helped me understand who she is.  Her story takes place in feudal Japan.

What is you biggest fear?  Losing my father

What is your biggest accomplishment?  Helping father take care of Shin, (my little brother)..... and being faster than any of the boys in Tanegashima.

What is your biggest regret?  I wish I had spent more time with mother and really listened to her teachings.  Her wisdom didn’t seem important, then.  Now she is gone.  There are questions I want to ask her but I cannot.



  1. I'm so sorry you lost your mother. Mine is gone too. Hang in there. It seems like these authors always have to make character lives tough . . . as if it will sell books and make them money.

    Cool jelly pictures.


  2. A unique boy, to understand that wisdom comes in different forms. . . sorry for his loss.

    Loved reading! And the jellyfish are so cool.

  3. Beautiful photos! Simple answers with profound meanings! I hope that Shin will be okay, too, and I'm sorry that the mother is gone. :(

    Thanks for participating!

    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
    YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

  4. Family drama! Always the makings of a great book. I love Japan.

  5. i love jellyfish!
    and you have a sincere mc. i hear the voice in each answer

  6. I'm sorry about your mother. It sounds like you are a smart girl and open to learning.

    Beautiful jellyfish pics!

  7. Nice photos. And here I worried my answers in the blogfest would be too short!

  8. Thanks everyone for all the great comments!

  9. Your MC carries a lot of grief for one so young. Love the photos.