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! 

 

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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

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Onesong – Chapter 22

December 13, 2017

The story is experiencing growing pains. I thought I’d show you where the chapters are at right now.

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Yes, this is the typical experience of me writing a story. There are some major changes ahead. I don’t know how much longer I can hold her together. (sheepish grin). I’m doing what I can.

Onesong is an epic fantasy story filled with action, adventure, and sword and sorcery. Chapter 22 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! 

 

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Onesong

by Dawn Blair

Chapter 22

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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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


Onesong – Chapter 20

November 29, 2017

Time to hit the downhill sled ride toward the end of year holidays and the beginning of a new year. Ready, set… go!

I personally can’t believe 2017 happened so fast. I’m not ready for it to be 2018 – not that this year has been anything special. None of it went as planned. I just don’t want another year to be in the rear view mirror.

How about you?

I wanted to share with you an experience from earlier this week. A friend and reader saw me on Monday and we visited for a moment. She had seen my post on Facebook about having to rip my story back apart after getting it all stitched up and was curious about it. I explained that it was actually quite common for me to cycle back through my draft and rip things apart, which is why I always have to do a final read-through of the draft at the end to make sure all the information flows as it should. She also knew that I had more than one project at a time going and was wondering how many of these I’m currently trying to keep in my head.

I counted them up.

Nine, but I told her about ten because Onesong is one currently sitting on the fence. I’m both writing and editing it at the same time. Again, something that is a normal occurrence for me. After we spoke, I went to a spreadsheet I have and looked it up. Yep, nine projects currently underway. This doesn’t include the half-a-dozen or so which are waiting in the wings or the children’s books I keep nagging myself about.

Anyway, I thought it might interest you to see what it starts to look like. Mind you, this graphic is before I realized that I was going to have to rip apart the ending and scatter its tattered remains. I had planning on putting this graphic up next week, but it seemed to make more sense to do it now.

Yeah, things are fairly orderly here.

In having to rearrange a few things, this is only going to get stranger. I’ve recently started using a special software program to help me create ebooks and I can’t wait to pull this book into it. So far I’ve been impressed by its capabilities, and I’ve broken it a few times, so I’m really curiously excited to see what it does with these chapters. (grin!)

Let’s get on with the chapter, shall we?

Onesong is an epic fantasy story filled with action, adventure, and sword and sorcery. Chapter 20 is available for 1 week only! Then, it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new chapter will appear! 

 

Onesong front cover2 small

Onesong

by Dawn Blair

Chapter 20

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 Three Books has officially been given a new title. If you enjoyed Onesong, make sure to check out Quest for the Three Books now.

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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


Gifting an ebook on Amazon

November 11, 2017

Did you know that you can give an ebook as a gift to someone on Amazon?

I only discovered this because my son recently asked me to purchase an ebook for him and we were trying to figure out how to get it to him rather than it coming to my device. I admit that I might have been a bit slow to notice this feature, but I’m betting there are many other people who don’t know this feature exists or how easy it is to use.

Especially if you have people in your life who love to read!

Here’s how to purchase an ebook as a gift.

Once you have an ebook up on Amazon, click the “Give as a Gift” Button.

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The next page that comes up will ask for information on where to email the book. The best part about this is that you can select a date for the ebook to ship to the person on. So, if you wanted to set up birthday, anniversary, holiday, just because gift dates ahead of time, you can!

You can even have the gift sent directly to you, which you can then deliver to them. This is great if you have older people in your life who enjoy technology but maybe don’t completely understand how to use it and they just need a little extra help.

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Then, personalize it with your message and place your order.

Gifting done!

 

 


Onesong – Chapter 12

October 4, 2017

This week we have a long chapter before us. I have much to be doing right now, so I’m just going to get on with it.

Enjoy!

Onesong is an epic fantasy story filled with action, adventure, and sword and sorcery. Chapter 12 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 »


Stardust (Part 3)

July 5, 2017

Stardust is a fantasy story told in 3 parts. Part 3 is available for 1 week only! Then, it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new story will appear!

Enjoy!

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This part of the story 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!

Click to order your full copy of Stardust!

Stardust – 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
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Progress – 06/26/17

June 26, 2017

Fiction words written last week: 12.424 words

Blogs/Newsletter articles/non-fiction written:  1,307 words

Writing month to date total: 46,027 words

Writing year to date total: 179,245 words.

Drawing/painting last week: 0 square inches painted.

Illustration year to date total: 131.25 square inches.

Audio: I spent 10 hours editing audio. More below.

Week’s happenings:  As you can see, I didn’t get as many words written this week as last week, though it was close. I’m really hoping to hit 50,000 words by the end of this month. I often tell myself that non-writers probably don’t care about my word count — it Keep Reading