Peter So­lis Nery, nov­el­ist

Panay News - - OPINION -

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.

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