In celebration of Halloween, I’m re-posting an excerpt from The Dead of Winter. This is probably my favorite sequence in the entire book. I call it “Emlyn Ran.” It comes from a ways into the story, so try to tell your brain not to worry about context or details you might not understand. All “realms” … More Happy Halloween
The summer solstice has not yet arrived but… Winter is coming! I’ve been toying with a cover idea for “The Dead of Winter.” This is just an initial concept, but I had fun with it. The image of the girl was so much like “Emlyn” looks in my mind, I thought I’d share. The border was better (dark … More Summer and Winter
Emlyn Ran, Excerpt — The Dead of Winter I’ve been a bad blogger lately, and haven’t posted much. Maybe I’ve been too focused on the paying job – also known as work. To make amends, here is a treat. [I hope!]. Below is an excerpt from The Dead of Winter. I call it “Emlyn Ran.” … More Emlyn Ran – The Dead of Winter
The Dead of Winter — Draft Complete! Winter is coming…. Winter is coming! Maybe there is something to be said for insomnia. Before the first 24 hours of spring were complete, so was a draft of “The Dead of Winter.” Even though there was less than an hour to spare… even though it’s a very … More Winter Is Coming!
My heroine in The Dead of Winter hears the eerie warning, “Winter is coming!” Well, the warning I hear is spring is coming! I’ve thought so many times how badly I’d like to finish at least a draft before winter was over yet again. So a few weeks ago I gave myself the deadline of astronomical … More Spring is coming!
While I was practicing my “pitching” I decided to quickly write a “Pitchapalooza!” entry for The Dead of Winter (along with the one I did for Atonement, Tennessee). The contest begins with a random drawing, but I figured – what the heck. I wasn’t any good at softball, but I hope I’m better at this … More Pitchapalooza! Dead of Winter
The Dead of Winter: How Winter Began When I think of beginning a book, one thing I consider is how many times it has been done. Notice I said “how many times,” because I came to the conclusion that everything has already been done – and not just once, but many times. I even made … More How Winter Began
This weekend I was hard at work on The Dead of Winter (DoW). Everything is gearing up for the big showdown. Hopefully, I’ll have time to write and post a synopsis soon. DoW is what I like to call a “quest type” fantasy. That’s the type of story that I usually write. Atonement, Tennessee was … More Working on Winter
Last week flew by! It’s the first time I’ve ever taken time off at the holidays, and I’m glad I did. Happily I’ve spent most of my spare time last week and this weekend doing things for my writing. I finished tweaking the draft of Atonement, Tennessee, and then did the formatting and torturous set up … More Finishing 2012