Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I'm giving myself a big pat on the back! I wrote a short story, Damian of the Gods, and it has been selected as the 3rd prize winner in a short story contest. It will be published in the Dragon Knight Chronicles, an online publication.
When I wrote this story, I had no idea that it would actually become selected from all their entries. In fact, recently, I've been feeling a little perplexed about my place in the scheme of things. Does my writing measure up? Is it actually giving my readers what they want?
Dragon Knight Chronicles called my story exciting. I had to go back and re-read Damian of the Gods to discover what it was about. It was about a young man discovering his place in the world and whether he was ruled by the gods or if he ruled himself. I sometimes ask that same question. You know, the chicken or the egg? Anyway, it was good to get some recognition. I think we all need that once in a while.
Have you written any short stories lately? Have you entered them in any contests? It takes guts to enter your stories, doesn't it? It steels the nerves, even when most of the time you don't win.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
As an aspiring writer, I got a kick out of this diagram. So many times I sit down to write and wonder why I decided to do this. I'm on the last part of my new novel, Dragon's Fury, and I've been writing and re-writing the same passages for the last week and a half. The ending is the worst part for me. It has to be just right. I'm sure you've had a little of these feelings, haven't you?
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
I had a backlash from the A to Z Challenge, deciding that I wouldn't post again until my brain recouped from posting every day for the month of April. I enjoyed the challenge of posting every day, but to do it all the time would cause me to become a little neurotic. So, I'll be bringing you posts 2-3 times a week, or whenever something exciting rolls around.
Today I'd like to give you a sneak peek at my book cover for Dragon's Fury (Dragon Stone Trilogy, Book 3). My artist, Natisha Reid, just sent this to me and I wanted to get your feedback.
Dragon's Fury is the final chapter in the story of the dragon's war against evil. I hope to have to out in August for your reading enjoyment. It all depends on the editing time.