It feels a little strange to be sitting between projects right now. It feels like I'm mentally tagging along for the ride and waiting to see where I go. I've spent the last few days since finishing the manuscript for Palladium focused on rounding out Sword and Shield (Sacred Knight book 6). When I was … Continue reading Tagging along for the ride
One question I am often asked is how did Steigan get his unicorn. I've always answered that it happened just like the story said it did: Steigan and Martias ran away to "join" the Palin Wars, Martias sprained his ankle, Steigan found Tyana, they got in trouble, they returned home in disgrace. From Steigan's point … Continue reading The Unicorn and the Secret
Last week was an interesting one. On many levels. Firstly, I signed up for lifetime access to a bunch of learning materials for writers. I have only had a chance to watch part of the "Fear" videos -- what, me? Fear? OMG, yes, I do have some! -- and in that time I've already doubled … Continue reading Joyful
My thoughts on Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones.
Before Lucinia, Steigan only had a room above the inn.
Trust the process - an affirmation for telling stories even when the path doesn't make sense.
When I wrote about Cirvel and his genie lamps last week, I had another quote from that scene which I knew would make a great follow-up. Here goes: This is Cirvel's response to Rivic asking why Cirvel would have the genie lamps if genies are such abominations. I love Cirvel's answer and the implications that … Continue reading Collectibles
Since I'm working with Cirvel in three different novels that I'm currently writing, I have really dug into his character. I feel that one of the traits that makes Cirvel such a delicious character (the kind where you want to hang out from him while you also know you should run away fast) is that … Continue reading When delicious characters sparkle
I've still been working on the story about Martias and Steigan heading to the Palin Wars which I referenced last Wednesday. I'm trying to slant it so that a reader could pick it up at any point in the story, even before reading Quest for the Three Books, without much in the way of spoilers. … Continue reading Progress – January 14, 2019
I finished the second in The Magebreaker series by Ben S. Dobson. The Emperor's Mask does well as a sequel and I highly enjoyed it. Once again, Travis Baldree is great at narrating this book. Okay, there was one little issue... At the beginning of the book, there is one voice that is not leveled to the … Continue reading Thoughts on The Emperor’s Mask