Peter Solis Nery, novelist
dear readers. As I have already reported, or as you have already known if you are following me on Facebook, I’ve been two weeks in the UK already, and has gone to Barcelona in Spain, too. I like the Merseyside in England. have poured my heart into. I’m staying in a town called Prescot, Thus, the idea of serializing my eight miles to the east of Liverpool. novel, “Love in the Time of the It’s just the beginning of autumn, but Bakunawa”. Yes, that’s the story that it’s already pretty cold here. got made into a movie, my 2012
I liked Barcelona a lot. I totally full-length feature film “Gugma sa enjoyed my short trip, and had seen Panahon sang Bakunawa”. a lot in just two days. I think I will be I spent the entire day the other back there again soon, but in a more day reading my novella again. And relaxed tour. I realized that it is perfect to keep
If not, I’ll probably hit another you amused while I enjoy my UK and Spanish city like Madrid or Seville. European vacation. Which is to say, I am enjoying my UK The chapters are short. And the and European vacation. paragraphs are even shorter.
*** In fact, there are hardly paragraphs In fact, I am right now seriously as ‘paragraphs’ because I basically thinking of buying a month- long wrote the novel in sentences. Eurail Global Pass which will allow *** me to travel for a whole month and There is a novelty in this novel. explore 28 countries in Europe by And somehow, it is also explained train. I think it would totally be worth in Chapter 13 called “Novel”. Which the $1,000 or so. I won’t excerpt here so you will
Europe in a month, with six pieces be curious to follow the novel in of underwear. Think about that! installments.
So anyway, I can hardly write my There are 45 chapters in this column pieces these days. The sights novella. But, as have already and cultures are just overwhelming. mentioned, the chapters tend to run
I want to truly enjoy my experience very short. without having to worry about my If the editors decide to run two column readers. chapters in one issue, I have already
I mean, I can just stop writing and given them the permission to do so. make you wait until I decide to write Because this novel is quite short, for you again. But I’m not that kind it is pretty much underrated. But I of person. like the exercise in conciseness here.
*** I think I am at my best in short forms. Because you love me, I try to be *** responsible for you. And so I thought I have written romance novels I should give you something that I before this. I mean, by copying the style of the romance novels in the Philippines.
But this one is different. This one is more seriously crafted, more literary, more original in style. Like a true Peter Solis Nery. Not a run of the mill Valentine Romances.
I hope you will enjoy reading it. I really enjoyed writing it. And when I edited it for serialization in Panay News the other day, I was totally floored by its beauty and utter simplicity.
I am very proud of this novella. And I only wish that when I have adjusted here in the UK and Europe, I will finally find time and quiet to write another one like this.
*** There i s no other way t o experience this novel than by actually reading it. The book version has already been published in the US, and has been made available to Amazon. com since 2012.