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 »

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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 »


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January 18, 2018

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Onesong – Chapter 26

January 10, 2018

I feel like I’ve been talking too much already this week. I do have to admit that I feel a little better after my online “journal-ing” on Monday. I still won’t say that I completely understand what’s going on in my head (I think that’s impossible), but maybe I am one step closer.

Since I’ve already been blathering on this week, let’s get to the story.

Onesong is an epic fantasy story filled with action, adventure, and sword and sorcery. Chapter 26 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! 

 

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Onesong

by Dawn Blair

Chapter 26

This chapter of Onesong was available for one week only 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!

BUT WAIT! If the story is still running on my blog, certain Patreon subscribers can still read it while the story is active on my blog. Some stories will remain up for even longer. Plus, leveled-up subscribers get the chapter a day before everyone else. Check it out now at www.Patreon.com/dawnblair.

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The first 5 novellas of The Loki Adventures are now together in one book. 1-800-CallLoki The adventure continues soon.

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Onesong – copyright © 2017/2018 Dawn Blair

Published by Morning Sky Studios
Cover and layout copyright © 2017 by Morning Sky Studios
Cover design by Dawn Blair/Morning Sky Studios
Cover art “Looking Toward Yesterday” copyright © Dawn Blair


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 24

December 27, 2017

You might recall me saying last week that this was part of a new section that I’d added to the book after I realized that I’d need this scene in order to set up another scene I also needed.

Fleshing a story out can be fabulous fun. It can also be frustrating. I once read that it was easier to get things down than to think things up. I have to agree. When I’m focused on trying to think things up and make sure it’s all logical, that’s when it gets hard. When I focus on getting all these ideas down, then I start to see the connections that need to be made and things become easier.

Funny, huh?

Onesong is an epic fantasy story filled with action, adventure, and sword and sorcery. Chapter 24 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! 

 

Onesong front cover2 small

Onesong

by Dawn Blair

Chapter 24

This chapter of Onesong was available for one week only 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!

BUT WAIT! If the story is still running on my blog, certain Patreon subscribers can still read it while the story is active on my blog. Some stories will remain up for even longer. Plus, leveled-up subscribers get the chapter a day before everyone else. Check it out now at www.Patreon.com/dawnblair.

 

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If you enjoyed today’s chapter, check out Fall’s Confession:

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Onesong – copyright © 2017 Dawn Blair

Published by Morning Sky Studios
Cover and layout copyright © 2017 by Morning Sky Studios
Cover design by Dawn Blair/Morning Sky Studios
Cover art “Looking Toward Yesterday” copyright © Dawn Blair