This comes with a warning. This chapter is exactly as my artist-child gave it to me. Remember, she was ornery when she gave this to me.
It’s not terrible, but it decidedly feels like telling a story rather than showing a story. I love Stargate when they do the episode with Murray who is trying to put together a screenplay for the Wormhole Xtreme show he wants to film. “Hang the lantern” is a common phrase in our house because of that episode. That’s exactly what this chapter feels like — hanging the lantern in order to end the story.
Yes, my artist-child is a brat.
But this is it. This is the last chapter. Next week we will start something else.
Well, my artist-child had a snit last week after I said that I couldn’t get the rest of Dragons of Wellsdeep done for the blog. She stomped her little foot and screamed, “Oh, yeah! Just watch me!”
Then she hijacked the boat and wouldn’t let me write anything else until I had the book “done.” I carefully put that in quotes because I’m not sure it’s done — part of it feels like I’m “hanging the lantern” and that it really needs to be expanded upon. My artist-child insists that I do not. Personally, I’m going to let it sit for a moment before I decide because I have to really sit back and take a look at the whole story. When I was outlining it and defining the hero’s journey in it, I never did get to a large section of conflict I wanted to put in. But, now that I’m at the end, I’m not sure it’s relevant. But that’s why I need to go back through the story and see if it holds up. There’s a couple other touches I’d like to make and a few things I’d like to expand upon.
However, because my artist-child had the temper tantrum, I will be giving you the last two chapters of this after all. You’ll get to see this first ending. Lucky you.
I suspect this is the end of the line for this story.
Sorry, folks, but the train stops here. I just don’t have any more for this story at the moment, nor have I felt like working on it. I suspect it’s in a cooling off period. There must be something coming.
On the bright side, this means that a new story will come up next week. I haven’t yet decided what to do. I’m kind of thinking about either Cirvel’s story, but since that hasn’t been finished, I’d hate to run two stories in a row where I didn’t give the reader some sort of conclusion for at least one of them, or Stonecharmer. It would be a good first look at that series. So far, it’s completely unrelated to anything else I’m writing. So far! It would also give me the opportunity to go back and write the outline for it. But, I also know I have people who are waiting anxiously to read about Cirvel. I hear their mischievous laughs in my head all the time. Of course, running one does not mean the other also won’t run at some point. Do you have an opinion?
Whichever way I go, I’m going to have to work up a cover.
On a personal note, I’m really not liking WordPress’ new editor. I hate everything about it. My workflow is so disrupted. I find this layout cumbersome and annoying! I hate the way my blog looks. Yeah, I’m very displeased with WordPress right now. I feel like the Grinch. Isn’t he supposed to go away after Christmas? Thank you for listening.
Okay, let’s get to the story.
P.S. I really HATE the new WordPress editor — on so many levels. The issues below with formatting are WordPress’ doing. I would never break a paragraph in the middle of a sentence — duh!!! I LOATHE this block style editor! I want my normal paragraphs back.
I’ve finally finished with all the “plug the holes” writing for Tangled Magic and I’m doing my final read through now. Hopefully, it’ll be off to my reader soon. I thought I was going to need to have someone do a continuity read through for me, but I think I’ve had enough time and space from the story now that I think I’ll be all right doing it myself. If I can read the story quickly. So, I’m pushing myself to get that done. That means getting my words done early and fast, then switching to editing. So far, that’s been easy so far this week, but tomorrow (I’m actually writing this on Tuesday night) I go back to work, so we’ll see what happens.
Right now, since it’s Christmas Day, it’s now time for me to go get dinner started. Have I mentioned lately that I love my Instant Pot? Yeah, because of the Instant Pot, it’s going to take me about an hour to cook everything. That means more time to play games with the boys.
Hope you all had a good holiday. Please stay safe with whatever your plans are for the New Year.
I’m a little behind right now. There was so much to get done and I haven’t gotten to anything. I barely remembered that I was to post the next chapter. Aren’t you glad I popped my head up from the sand for a moment.
Blame it on Cirvel. He’s got me a distracted. He’s out studying a planet with three moons. *grin* Nothing like a walk out under the stars.
Fortunately, I realized that I had a blog to do. I don’t think he’s happy that I fled, but if I’m quick I can get back to him.
Although I have a ton of other things I need to be doing too, like getting to sleep because I’m tired. It’s night on two of the worlds I’ve been on tonight. That’s enough to make any girl tired.
I wonder if it’s now nighttime on the world Moonhunter and Balthier are on. Let’s go find out, shall we?
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Dragons of Wellsdeep
by Dawn Blair
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Oh, I want to talk about this chapter, but I don’t want to spoil it. This is me anxiously clapping my hands together. Ignore the woman behind the curtain.
I was glad to see that I still was a few chapters ahead, so there’s a bit more to go. I’ve been so busy working on Cirvel’s story (and yes, I really think I needed to be writing it before I really got back to Sacred Knight #5) that I haven’t been working on Dragons of Wellsdeep as much lately. There are just so many stories I want to be writing and I’m so far behind with my reviews of what I’ve written that I feel like I’ll never catch up. Even my new processes I’ve been writing about earlier in the year don’t seem to be giving me an advantage. Okay, so maybe follow-thru on some of these has something to do with it, but when you realize that you have to go back and rewrite a section of story, which also means updating the outline, it has just knocked the wind right out of my sails. It’s easier to just keep writing forward. Then I feel bad because I know I need to go back. Time is so limited and the words must be done. Rearranging words doesn’t get new words written. Yeah, I’m going to have to find balance somewhere.
While I’m figuring it out, why don’t you get to the story?
Dragons of Wellsdeep is an epic science fantasy story filled with action, adventure, space travel, magic, dragons, and flying. Chapter 18 is available for 1 week only! Then it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new chapter will appear!
Dragons of Wellsdeep
by Dawn Blair
Chapter 18 was available for one week and has now turned back into a pumpkin. If you missed it, click on the links below to find it or another great story to read. There’s also another free story or story excerpt somewhere around my blog – I try to post something new every Wednesday. Hunt the story down, read, and enjoy!