A Nostalgic Look Back

There is a certain irony surrounding the date of this post – thanks Mayan calendar… If I really believed the world was going to end, I suppose sitting around with a cup of tea and remembering the good times is as good a way as any to go.  I’m off on holiday this afternoon – so will disappearing off the blogisphere until early next year. I’d like to say I’ll be beavering away at the WIP, but the truth is; if there is lounging to be done – there is a good chance I will be the one doing it. That’s the plan anyway…

I started blogging six months ago after some very intense coaching and hand holding from my good friend, talented writer and blogger extraordinaire; Aimee L. Salter – thank you, thank you, thank you.  (Because I am married to an I.T. guy – I’m predictably allergic to technology).

I’ve been thrilled to find I’ve enjoyed it immensely and have made some really great new writing friends along the way. My novel is slowly growing too and I hope I’m becoming a better writer. Thanks to all of you who’ve followed (I appreciate you all – every single one of you has put a smile on my face!), or have taken the time to visit; I am so glad you did.

If you’re looking for reading over the hiatus I’ve listed some of my favourite posts from the past six months. (It’s not very clear with this format – but click on the title of the post to check it out. It might not look like one, but it is a hyperlink).

The Best of this Blog:

Uncharted Territory – My very first post. I was so nervous about putting anything on the internet. What if no one liked it? What if no one came?

Variations on a Theme – Why certain themes appeal to us.

A Word About Waymarkers – Markers that tell you whether you’re headed in the right direction with your writing.

Multiple POVs – When Everyone Has an Opinion – Multiple POV or not? Some say no – however I’m starting to suspect they don’t write epic fantasy.

Are Action Scenes Kicking Your Butt – I wonder if I like this one just for the title? Seriously, I love writing action scenes!

Writing the Ravine: A View from a Rope Bridge – It’s such a good metaphor for my writing journey.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Novel – A word on those encouraging (and not so encouraging) folk who give input into your story.

I’ve also just posted another post on There and Draft Again: A Fellowship of Fantasy Writers:ThereAndDraftAgain

World Building: In the Beginning – Where to begin when you’re creating your fantasy world. It’s a topic close to my heart.

I’m really excited to be working some very cool writing friends to build this up – so I’d be thrilled if you took the time to check it out.

Until next year, I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.

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3 thoughts on “A Nostalgic Look Back

    1. Thanks Scott, I really appreciate that. I’m glad to see your blog starting up again this year. I can totally appreciate life intervening – and I hope your family is feeling better!

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