Onesong – Chapter 30

February 7, 2018

Every single time I think I’m nearing the end of this novel, I realize that there is more that I need to do.  It’s getting long and once again I am contemplating breaking it into shorter novels. I’ve been toying with the idea of Onesong: Days of Abilities (or Power, or Awakening) and Onesong: Nights of Magic as parts 1 and 2. I don’t know yet though. The second one sounds very romance-y, which I don’t want.  Or I might just let it ride as one story. Really haven’t decided.

I have time though, for now. I’m still fleshing out the timeline of the story. Read the rest of this entry »


Onesong – Chapter 29

January 31, 2018

Coming out of my creative procrastination on this story, I am seeing more and more things that I need to put into the story.  It is currently over 111,000 words long. To Birth a Destiny (#3 of the Sacred Knight series and so far the longest in the series) is over 96,000 words long. 75,000-100,000 feels like a good length to me for fantasy novels. So, if I get this up to around 150,000 words (which it might very well do), I’m going to split it into two novels.

Of course, you’ll get as much of it here as I possibly can do. There will have to be some cycling back in the earlier sections, so the books will be slightly different than what you’ve read here. Read the rest of this entry »

Onesong – Chapter 28

January 24, 2018

I admit that I’ve still had some “creative procrastination” going on with this story. Other projects have bumped it aside. But, I sat down earlier this week to try to work on Onesong and I have yet to figure out the puzzle. I know it’s there. I trust the process, so I know the answer is in something I’ve already written. I’m trying to stay calm since I know I still have a lot of this book to piece together. I just haven’t figured out what scenes still need written and that’s a problem. I’m not even seeing the scenes any more but I have wholes that need filled. Read the rest of this entry »

Onesong – Chapter 27

January 17, 2018

This is going to be a short chapter this week. Very short. I’m still piecing Onesong together and haven’t really been working on it the last couple of weeks. My brain has been possessed by my other idea as well as those edits for Prince of the Ruined Land. Yeah, I do want to get that out soon! I’m sure everyone would love to quit hearing me talk about it so they can be reading it.

There might also be some creative procrastination going on with Onesong. Every now and then I have to put a story aside so that I can figure it out. You wanted to come along on this adventure with me, so here you are, rowing in the same boat I am. (grin)

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Let’s get to this chapter, shall we?

Onesong is an epic fantasy story filled with action, adventure, and sword and sorcery. Chapter 27 is available for 1 week only! Unless you subscribe to Patreon at the $5 per month level where you can get additional access. ($4 per month will get you early access to the next chapter) If not, it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new chapter will appear!  Read the rest of this entry »

Progress – January 8, 2018

January 8, 2018

Well, we survived the first week of 2018. Personally (and honestly), I’m ready to throw this year back into the river and hope we catch a better one.

Yet, I trust that there is balance in all things, so I know some good will come for the sh’tuff I had to deal with last week.

It felt really hard to get back in my groove. The dust irritation which gave me a cold left me hardly able to do any audio editing because I knew I wasn’t hearing everything correctly. I also forced myself to admit to myself (yes, some of my self talk goes just like that) that I needed to get some sleep and that pushing myself, especially when I wasn’t feeling 100%, was really not healthy physically or mentally. So, I let myself sleep in for a couple days. Yep, that threw off my morning groove. As a result, I didn’t get much audio work or illustration work done. Oh well, healing is important too.

I also had my quarterly publishing business meeting with myself. I write out what I’ve done in the last quarter and what I want to get done in the next quarter so that I can build a picture of where I’m at and where I want to go. Generally I leave these “meetings” feeling optimistic. This time, I just felt overwhelmed. Not because I have so much to do (which I do — I’m not trying to close any gap — I have a lot of projects I want to do and the Universe keeps serving me up with new ones, which I’m glad for because I love starting new stories), but because… well, I’m not really sure. I had hoped writing out the sentence would clue me in, but I still don’t know.

WARNING: authenticity ahead! Tread carefully. The waters will get murky.

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Onesong – Chapter 25

January 3, 2018

Every year right after Thanksgiving, my life gets sucked into a black hole and doesn’t seem to re-emerge until around late March. So far, 2017-2018 has been no exception. I hope it gets better.  If you saw my pictures from yesterday and have read my blog posts for the last few weeks, you know that I’ve been heading down to Nevada to help my brother clean up my dad’s place.

My brother has taken the brunt of the work and he did a brilliant job. He so deserves kudos and a round of applause for all he did.

I am so far off-track right now that it’s going to take me awhile to get back into my old habits. I only hope they are ingrained enough and I’ve tried to keep some semblance of them that I’ll slide back in easily. We’ll see. I have a lot to catch up on, and that’s putting me further behind. I’m determined to not fall completely into the usual black hole, but that means I’ve got to work very hard. Sleep, who said anything about sleep? Kidding — these days I need it more than I’d like to admit. So much so that one day last week I literally couldn’t wake up until noon, and even then I’m not sure I should have been.

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Onesong – Chapter 23

December 20, 2017

Right now in my story, this chapter and the next are actually one chapter, but it’s very long and I’m not certain that the position in the story will hold. Because I might rearrange the second part of this chapter to a different spot in the story, I decided to make them separate here.

Now, this first part of the chapter has been part of the story, but the second part (what you will see next week) is new. I realized I needed to add it in when I discovered another scene that I’d need in the story. Chain reaction. So, if you’ve been reading my progress blogs and listened to me talking about dictating, well, the section you’ll see next week is from my dictation sessions.

Onesong is an epic fantasy story filled with action, adventure, and sword and sorcery. Chapter 23 is available for 1 week only! Unless you subscribe to Patreon at the $5 per month level where you can get additional access. If not, it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new chapter will appear! 

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by Dawn Blair

Chapter 23

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