Hello readers! Wanted to check in again today. I have a few things to report on BLOOD OF THE WINDMAKER, but I want to go through it again first before I make any decisions or commit to anything. So instead of an update on that front, I thought I would share a scene from my new … More While you’re waiting…[Novel excerpt]
I think I figured out why I’m so nervous about NaNoWriMo. … More Thoughts on NaNo, and other musings
Wherein I try to make sense out of my “plot.” … More Plodding Plotting Progress
Let’s meet Audy, the main character of The Unmaking Machine. … More Meet my main character: Claudya
One of the most important things in fantasy literature is the idea of the hearty meal. The hobbits’ second breakfast comes to mind, and the Turkish delight enjoyed by Edmund upon meeting the White Witch, and every scene from Harry Potter that takes place in the Great Hall. Food is important in fantasy novels, and … More Inspiration, October 12
My main character’s home city, Heredo, is situated on the banks of Lake Shiniren. Since I, too, currently live in a thriving city on the banks of a huge lake, I figured drawing from my own life would be efficient. I took this picture a few weeks ago when walking on the shore of Lake … More Inspiration, October 11
Third installment in the architecture series . . . I’m on a roll apparently. This strikes me as a nice, quaint little village on the verge of winter. Something about it is . . . relaxing. The lone lamp post has always held significance for me. It’s the Lantern that welcomes Lucy to Narnia from … More Inspiration, October 10
Continuing in the architectural vein . . . This is an actual photograph — check out all the dusters! I like the bridge-type structure in the background. I could imagine that being a train track of some kind. In the capital city where my heroine lives, Heredo, the train operates on a raised track above … More Inspiration, October 9
I love the old architecture in this photo. Churches, train stations, old buildings. I love thinking about what my cities are going to look like. Horse-drawn buggies, cobblestone, everything.
I feel like I can finally talk about this, because I have a date for when my fiction finally gets printed and I get to hold my own words in my own two hands. … More Story acceptance!