At Cape Comic Con, I took a short period to look at some of the other vendors. One of those was Here There Be Sculpture, which features many lovely dragons of different shapes, colors, and styles.
Of the dragons featured at the show, there was a little red guy I fell in love with and had to adopt. I named him Rascal.
While looking at a few pictures, I realized just seeing a few of them filled me with a simple happiness. Many of these were just pictures, designed to look interesting or make a famous person seem more appealing. Still, I found this joy staying with me for hours at a time just after seeing an image once.
We forget that a lot, the idea of having fun. I know I have, even though I’ve always tried to enjoy my work. I didn’t get much work done in the past week, simply because I wasn’t having much fun with anything.
I’ve taken a couple of days just to work on that notion, having fun.
Can you believe it? It’s happened, it’s finally happened. I got an award! This is so great and wonderful and awesome, I don’t know if I can contain myself!
What award you ask? Why, the prestigious LIEBSTER AWARD!
As I approach the last stage of assembling “The Other Identity” for Emily Suess’ Writers’ Week, I find myself wanting to describe exactly how I edit my works. Without editing, a piece of writing is raw and unable to express all that it could. In my case, that means there could be a handful of problems.
(Catch up with each day’s progress with the following links: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4) Continue reading
While working out a few more details for my entry in Emily Suess’ Writers’ Week, I discovered some interesting details about one of the central characters, as well as my overall setting, The Golden Hollow.
(Catch up with Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 by clicking the links.)
In exploring twitter and the internet yesterday, I discovered Emily Suess’ blog. This week, she’s organizing the Writers’ Week Writing Contest, based around one of fifty writing prompts. When I saw #3, “You’d be much more attractive if you…” I couldn’t stop myself from thinking about Nadia Katzeva and her lessons in Dual Identities. From that jumping off point, I think I’ve come up with an interesting idea. Continue reading
It’s time for Dragon*Con again, which means I’ve got work to do (more than usual). Aside from anything I might need to do in preparation, I thought it might be interesting to put together a list of things I need or want to do while I’m at the big Atlanta con. Continue reading
When I was in high school, John Grisham released a legal thriller that dealt with the legality and morality of executing a man who’d spent decades on death row. That book is called The Chamber and, while it is a good book, it’s not what I’m discussing today. Oh no, it’s not. Continue reading
As part of my quest to refine my writing, I play on RPG forums. Each one has its own plot, theme, and stable of characters. A player could play half the characters on the forum or take one character and share it with a handful of places, seeing just what might transpire. Any number of possibilities exist as well, from wholly original settings, to historical landscapes, to Star Wars. Continue reading