Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Some New Writing...

I've worked a little bit on my second book, going through it, editing and all that. I sent it out to several of my friends and betas asking for their help and got some really good feedback on it. Now I'm tearing it up, line by line, polishing it to as much perfection as I can muster. It's slow going, but it is going.

I got involved in writing something else, though. I recently had some really good ideas for (and yes, I know how hypocritical this is going to make me look) paranormal/romance. Not a lot of emphasis on the romance, but it is in there, so I have to acknowledge it.

I've had this story in my head for some time. Even started a notebook with all the details I would need to get it started and I keep writing up notes. I even started to write it out, but it didn't sound right. I couldn't get the voice right. It sounded too... BLAH!

So I opened up a new file the other night, with the intent of writing down something fun. I needed to kick-start my writing, get me in the mood. Well, I ended up writing on this story in first person.

I've never written in first person before.

Hell, I've never written paranormal or even romance before.

Yes, I have vampires.

NO, they are not sparkly nor are they cuddly.

I'm having fun with it. It'll be interesting to write it and get all the info in there that I want.

But I'm writing. It's helping alleviate some stress. The jewelry I work on is my other therapy. Things have just been topsy-turvy around here. That will all change again, soon. For the better. It just takes time. Have a good rest of the week, everyone!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Fantasy Flash Fiction...

Here is another piece of flash fiction for you, including the picture that prompted it. Enjoy!

The remains of the Old Gods seemed to watch silently as the heroes passed. They had ventured once to the earth, wanting to better acquaint themselves with the beings they created. However, those beings were primitive and, not understanding who the deities were, waged war and slaughtered their creators. The Gods were weak in their Avatar state, even though they were giants. Once killed, their essences remained, haunting this lonely mountain pass.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Fantasy Flash Fiction...

Another Monday, another week. But here is something to help ease you into the workdays.

They stood back to back, weapons at the ready. One of the beasts charged from the darkness. Syl raised her sword, attacking when it got close enough. A howl of pain resounded through the forest as she bloodied her blade, and others encroached on the clearing.

Friday, May 16, 2014


I have not adhered to my normal blogging schedule, and for that, I apologize. Life is hectic, jewelry has taken control of this vehicle I call Life. But I am getting to a point where that is slowing a bit. Just enough to give me some breathing room.

I'm doing line edits to book two when I am able to, I promise, it's getting there!

I can't say whether or not I will get back to regular blogging, but I do know it won't be for some time. so thanks for hanging in there and putting up with me. I know you'll all be here when I return. I do read your comments, even as I am just hopping on to check things "real quick". I don't always have time to answer, and I don't leave many comments on other blogs any more all due to time constraints.

I miss you all horribly. If I can keep up with the flash fiction fantasy stuff, I will. But as it looks right now, I may not.

Wish I could offer up more of an explanation, but, well, it is what it is.

Miss you all and see you soon!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Fantasy Flash Fiction...

It's Monday! I know, nothing to be happy about, but here is something to help boost your creative minds for the week.

~Artwork by Steve Bolduc
There wasn't much more Urnf could do these nights. Shunned from his brothers, chased out of human cities by torches and swords, he decided it was best to find some other hobby. Pickings had been slim for adventurers in need of something to slay, or even to hire him for muscle. Sighing heavily as he came to terms with getting older, Urnf plucked the catgut strings on his guitar. The music, such as it was, made even the bravest of nighttime creatures flee, seeking some other place in the forest for the night.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Just A Little Something Extra...

Well, now that the April A-Z Blog Challenge is over, I can share some things with you. April tends to take up a lot of my creativity and time, so extra posts were just out of the question.

Over on Facebook, I was invited to be an Admin on "The Fantasy Tavern" page. One thing I have really enjoyed doing over there is adding fantasy artwork with a short 'caption'.

By caption, I mean flash fiction. Some of the artwork was pulled from wallpaper sites, I have yet to research the artist. But if the artist is known, I will list it.

So I thought I would share some of them with you now that the A-Z is over. Enjoy!

"They stood like stoic statues, forming the line, the barrier the enemy would have to break through. They were the King's Protectors. If they fell, so would the King, and none of them wanted that shame and disgrace tainting their families while they passed on into the Afterlife."