Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

Surprise!

Okay, I realize some of you might not feel the love on this one, but I wanted to shake things up with it being Valentine’s Day and all.  Can you feel it coming?

Yes, I am postponing this week’s Onesong chapter until next week so that I can bring you what I believe is the start of a new short story series featuring everyone’s favorite god of love: Cupid. But he is neither cute nor a cherub, though I would say his archery skills are supreme. He helps people find their true love in this difficult day and age. Read the rest of this entry »

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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)

But first, a special announcement. Click the image to learn more. (Don’t worry, another tab will open so you won’t forget to come back and read Onesong.)

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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 – November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017

Along with recovering from being so tired after an intense writing business masterclass, I spent a lot of time trying to find a solution for my Legendary Hero Comics website. I’ve finally come up with something. It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s better than the clunkiness that I have going on right now. The last two weeks, even though I’ve had my pages scheduled to go up, they haven’t. I also couldn’t force them to post. I had to go set up new posts and publish.  Anyway, i have been testing and tinkering with a new site. It’s not live yet, but I do hope I can go live with it soon. Right now I only have 11 pages of Weblinks up and 1 of Rockin’ Life. I’d like to have a bit more done before I release it. And hopefully, publishing to it won’t be such a pain as it is now and I’ll actually enjoy posting. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Progress – September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

My son has been wanting to ride on the section of trail along the canyon rim that just opened. So, I’m writing this after we’ve done that ride and I’m a bit tired: “Hey, Mom, let’s ride the trail,” he says. “It’ll be fun,” he says. Me: I barely make it back alive. Everything was fine until we passed Evel Knieval’s jump site. Then the trail starts to go down into the canyon. I got about halfway down and realized that there was no way I wasn’t walking out.

Worse, when we did turn around and I walked partway out (and sat on a bench panting heavily for a good 15-20 minutes), I realized that I had a flat tire. A big, old puncture vine had left a goat head in my tire. Fortunately, I had goo in my tire, but it took awhile for it to seal up. I did manage to ride back to the start of the route (6 miles!) on it, however, my poor old bike only liked 2nd and 5th gears. I’d lost all shifting in between.

“It’ll be fun,” he says!

It’s been a good hour and a half since we finished the trail and I’ve gotten home to take a shower, but my heart is still going at 110 beats per minute. And, of course, my watch just told me that it’s time to MOVE! What a sense of humor it has. I can barely type this; that’s all the MOVE anyone is getting out of me right now.

As for the rest of my week, well, I’ve been putting together some ads and testing them, trying things out. I finished Mystery of the Stardust Monk yesterday. It’s a good novella length of nearly 25,000 words, so I’m happy. Been spending a lot of time working on Onesong as well. Plus, I’m nearly finished with the audio tracks for Stardust. I’m nearly all ready for Salt Lake Comic Con next weekend and have Snake River Comic Con in Pocatello the following weekend. Super excited to get out to these shows and share my stories with people there.

Well, I’m tired, so I’m cutting it short here today. Here are the numbers:

 

Fiction words written last week: 7,689 words

Blogs/Newsletter articles/non-fiction written:  1,263 words

Writing month to date total:  18,023 words

Writing year to date total: 275,106 words

Drawing/painting last week: I didn’t do any painting this week. I was spending my normal painting time to organize my artwork for Salt Lake Comic Con. Doesn’t help that the days are getting shorter too.

Audio: I spent 4 hours editing audio and recording some retakes.

Hope to see you at Salt Lake Comic Con!