I recently read an article about a lonely whale and decided that we, as writers, could be thought as lonely whales. I hope no one minds being thought of as a whale. Not the bloated blue whale which was recently washed up in Canada, threatening to explode its putrid carcase all over the place, but what I call the voice of the lonely whale.
In 1989, scientists discovered a whale which used the 52Hz frequency to send its song. This made it unique, because all the other whales used different frequencies. The scientists tracked the lonely whale, which could not speak the language of the other whales. (I feel a story coming on).
Wally the whale travelled vast distances through many oceans singing his song which was never returned. Aah! (Excuse me while I go
for some tissues).
The point of this article is to say all of us capture emotions, themes, and try to give them voice in our books. The hours we spend thinking, researching, and writing can be a long and lonely journey. But no matter whether you are a whale, or a writer, you have sung your unique song. What is more, hopefully, our writing, whether it is read or not, will be there for posterity.
By the way, my story about Wally the whale is an unrequited love story. He falls in love with a submarine!
I wonder if Wally had met my sea dragons in my third book of the ‘Fallyn’ trilogy, ‘Fallyn and the Sea Dragons’, whether they would have understood him. I do hope so. I am sure Ithacus, Boudicca’s patient mate would have been kind to him. We as writers can join writing groups, and on-line groups such as the marvellous Marsocial, to make our journey feel not so long and lonely.
Don’t forget the first two books of the ‘Fallyn’ trilogy are on special offer on Amazon up to 22nd May. the third book, ‘Fallyn and the Sea Dragons’ is now published.
K J Rollinson