Progress – October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

Four hours of yard work on Saturday has left me sore and achy. I didn’t even get up Sunday morning to record audio as I usually do. I was hard to get my words in Saturday night, but I did. I should have listened to the little voice that said I should have gotten my words done in the morning before tackling the pine needles in the back yard. Whoever thought to put a Ponderosa pine in a residential neighborhood was an idiot. The tree was planted years before I moved in. Now it’s a behemoth.

Other than that, I’ve been trying to get back into routine this week from Adrian’s play last week. My maniac drive to get audio done seems to have subsided for the moment, giving way to my need for sleep.

The only thing I can really claim that I’ve accomplished this last week, other than my daily word count and my daily Inktober posts on Instagram, is that I’m nearly done with the full plot outline for Tangled Magic and Walk the Path. I’m so glad that I’m building this because I’ve found some spots where I can move things around if necessary as well as a few holes from the mess of writing I was doing posting it as Onesong here on my blog. These two books are so going through two readers — one for continuity and the other for proofreading — before they see the light of day. I hope the two readers I have for this are ready. Read the rest of this entry »

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Progress – September 3, 2018

September 3, 2018

I probably should have written this during the morning when I was all pumped up and ecstatic. I’m starting to feel that this is a Sunday routine for me where I start the day all excited and by the time I sit down to write this, I’m depressed as can be. Yes, honest moment there.

And yes, I often have to pick myself back up to write this blog.

There’s a big fly in my office and I wish it would die. I want it to get trapped in a spiderweb and become dinner for another species I don’t particularly like. Yeah, it’s that kind of depression day.

Maybe it’s the episode of Star Trek: TNG that I had on a little while ago. Maybe it’s just a cycle that I go through. Maybe I feel that I’m not as productive on Sundays as I wish I were and I imagine myself being during the rest of the week. Maybe it’s the story I’m writing that now has me emotionally tapped. Maybe I intuitively feel that I’m not doing something right in my life and this is when it tries to surface. Maybe I need more time off to recharge. Maybe I see all that needs to get done that I haven’t gotten to. Maybe I feel like this is a record of what I got done while I let other things in my life go by the wayside knowing I should be tackling these tasks too.

Yeah, this is how I feel on Sunday evenings.  Read the rest of this entry »


Free Fiction Day: Dragons of Wellsdeep – Chapter 1

August 15, 2018

Are you ready to fall in love with Moonhunter?

I’m just saying — he’s infectious.

Much like with Onesong, you are getting a raw story. It is not yet complete, so I’m certain things will get added or taken out later. Parts may not always make sense. But, we had so much fun when I did this with Onesong that I thought I’d give this one a roll too.

Please like and share the story with all your friends. It’s more fun to read these chapters together. As long as everyone keeps enjoying the story, I’ll do my best to post chapters. (I will trust the process though, just like I did in Onesong.)

UPDATE: This chapter will remain up as a sample chapter for the book. It will not go away. 

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Dragons of Wellsdeep cover small

Dragons of Wellsdeep

Chapter 1

by Dawn Blair

Her time of merely watching drew to a close. Soon, she’d take the child.

The little boy headed to the well. She watched him in the reflection of the water’s surface, a waving mirage with the blue sky behind him. He stomped his feet as he walked, pounding on the earth like a heartbeat. She felt his restrained temper tantrum mixing with her own pulse in a growing, synchronized cacophony with his irritation. Read the rest of this entry »


Onesong – Chapter 50 (final)

July 4, 2018

Here it is: the last chapter of Onesong.

Thank you to all of you who have been with me since the beginning. Special thanks to Sally who read the whole thing and gave me feedback along the way. Keep going, girl, the rabbit hole only gets deeper. 🙂

It also was great to see how many people joined us along the way.

Next week, well, I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing yet. I have ideas, but no plan yet. Guess we’ll all be surprised!

I won’t keep you any longer. Let’s finish this!

Onesong is an epic fantasy story filled with action, adventure, and sword and sorcery. Chapter 50 is available for 1 week only! Then it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new chapter will appear!  Read the rest of this entry »


Onesong – Chapter 49

June 27, 2018

Only 1 week to go after this.

I’m not sure what I’m going to run next. I’ve been debating.

I just never actually thought I’d run this to the end. It made good practice for getting me to write even though I had a good start. I was terrified of the weekly blog catching up to and overtaking me. Honestly I probably should do the same sort of thing with Dragons of Wellsdeep — I have a good start on that novel (as well as the official cover done up in mock form, but it wouldn’t take much to finalize it), but it feels like I’m dragging my feet on it. Of course, I have only recently realized that I’m writing it in two points of view — another odd thing since I usually like to stick with one character, but Balthier really needs a voice too. Balthier is developing as a character and giving me some surprises. I really can’t wait to see what happens with that.

One the other hand, a couple shorter pieces would be nice too after coming off such a long stint.

Okay, fellow adventurer, I know you’re as excited as I am to get onto the next chapter, so let’s go!

Onesong is an epic fantasy story filled with action, adventure, and sword and sorcery. Chapter 49 is available for 1 week only! Then it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new chapter will appear!  Read the rest of this entry »


Onesong – Chapter 48

June 20, 2018

A quick intro before the quick chapter. It’s not quick as in length this time, but in action. Obviously from the first sentence, this came from an earlier chapter, but shortly blends with new information. The second half of this story is going to be so fun to sort out!

The first section of Onesong, Tangled Magic, is coming along well. I’m about halfway through it already.

Well, that’s all for now. Enjoy the chapter.

Onesong is an epic fantasy story filled with action, adventure, and sword and sorcery. Chapter 48 is available for 1 week only! Then it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new chapter will appear!  Read the rest of this entry »