Space Ninjas Aren’t Real

November 4, 2017

Or are they?

I will be the first to admit when this title popped in my head and I started writing it, I thought it would be a comedy, something along the lines of the humor in my Loki series.

Yeah, not so much.

Selena was too serious of a character right from the start. As the story progressed, I realized why she was so uptight. It took some prodding because she really didn’t want to admit that she’d done anything wrong. I’ll save that for the story.

But I did want to give you a preview.

Space Ninjas Aren’t Real hasn’t been run on my blog as a free story because I’ve been putting up Onesong instead. But now Space Ninjas Aren’t Real is up for pre-order and will be released on November 21, 2017 – just in time for reading while you are waiting for the turkey to cook this Thanksgiving.

Let’s go check out a sample of the story, shall we?

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Space Ninjas Aren’t Real (excerpt)

by Dawn Blair

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Selena Bennett stood at the large, cold, plastiglass window of the space dock and watched as shuttlecrafts flew to and from the larger spaceship, the Honeycomb. It would be her new home for the next couple of months. Thinking about all the supplies the Read the rest of this entry »

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Onesong – Chapter 16

November 1, 2017

You know that I usually start with some sort of introduction. Sorry. I’m still too tired. Yep, too tired to tell a story. Thank goodness this one is already written, right!

Well, I’m going to post this, then I’m going to get to sleep. Hopefully tonight it doesn’t take me a couple hours to fall asleep like it did Monday night. You know, it was one of those Read the rest of this entry »


Progress – October 30, 2017

October 31, 2017

I hope you all enjoyed your little detour to the beach yesterday.

I’m home now and running at full (mindless) speed. I haven’t even had a chance to unpack yet, but my day has been busy.

Since I’m so tired and only wanting to get to bed right now as I’m typing this, I’m going to make this quick. Obviously I didn’t get as many words done last week as I had been doing, nor did I meet the goal I had for the week, but I didn’t do too terrible either. I got words done. And something is better than nothing. (As long as I’m not trying to compare myself to Kevin J. Anderson who finished a novel before even coming to the workshop and was out on the beach dictating several times. But who’s comparing, right?)

Fiction words written last week: 2,370 words

Blogs/Newsletter articles/non-fiction written:  989 words

Writing month to date total:  29,221 words

Writing year to date total: 312,623 words

Drawing/painting last week: No painting, but I did sketch nearly every day, even some days when I didn’t feel like drawing and it just frustrated me to have to do it. That’s not a story worthy of telling.

Audio: Even thought I took my headphones with me and I felt like I was working on audio quite a bit (more than writing actually), I only have an hour recorded for time. I think something’s missing, but I’ll go back and check my log later. With what I learned in my workshop, I hope can start speeding up this time.

I wish you all a happy and safe Halloween. Don’t let any of the spooks scare you. They probably just need a day at the beach too.


Road construction ahead

October 30, 2017

Because I’ve been out of town for the last ten days (I think. I honestly don’t know anymore and my brain is turned to mush) along with shady Internet connections, I have no numbers to report at the moment. Everything is so scattered and I need to collect it. I hope to give a full report tomorrow once I am home. 

Sorry that the progress report has to be put out on Tuesday. You’ll get the next chapter on Wednesday as usual. 

See you all tomorrow. In the meanwhile, here’s a beautiful picture of the beach where I have been. 


I know; it’s a rough life, right? (Grin)


Onesong – Chapter 15

October 25, 2017

If you’ve been reading this from the beginning, I mentioned that this story was still rough. If you were paying attention in the last chapter, you probably saw it.

Did you see the sentence, “The spell that killed Evahn.”?

Yeah.

Since last Wednesday sneaked up on me so much, I had only read about half the chapter. I had to put it up.

When I got back to proofing the chapter, I went, “Who is Evahn?” Read the rest of this entry »


Progress – October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017

Last week involved a lot of getting ready for a writers conference, driving to the conference, and beginning the conference. It started Saturday night and will run through next Saturday.

I say this because I will soon lose track of days. If I don’t have my usual Wednesday post done on time, you know why. I am trying and fully intend on having it up as usual, but I Read the rest of this entry »


Oxygen – releasing on Halloween

October 21, 2017

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Oxygen will be released on October 31st. I figured a strange and weird story like this needed a special day.

While the whole story ran here, let’s have a little recap, shall we?

Oxygen

(excerpt)

by Dawn Blair

Heart’s “Music Man” lulled from the radio as Shelly drove across the highway through the desert. She hadn’t seen another car for miles. She liked being alone.

“Try to understand,” Shelly crooned with the music. But as she looked up at a cloud Read the rest of this entry »