November Musings – Nanowrimo and website update

As some of you know November 1 is the beginning of Nanowrimo. This means my posts during this month will be minimal if it all while I work on the revisions for Natural Rebirth (I have to deal with some writing speed bumps involving some rather important scenes, for example huge battle scene that is taking a lot of preplanning to figure out how to do well) I invite visitors at that time to peruse through the archives of the blog, especially the sections on the Fae that will be introduced in the novel itself. I have also updated the information on the Fae I added here, to the website itself (hoping the pages don’t look too cluttered, and that links work). Feel free to visit and let me know if there’s any problems on the site, especially with the new content I’ve added.

Starting in December (though I promise to continue working on the rough draft of Natural Rebirth) I will also be adding information on some of the research I’ve been doing (been working on for nearly a decade) of the YA (lgbt) fantasy series that has been poking me mercilessly lately to give it a lot more attention that I have been. It’s important to note that this series is it in a completely different world setting than anything else I’ve done within the Guardian Circle. I’m still debating whether or not I consider it part of the Guardian Circle itself because it’s so different in world setting, however, the ideology is similar enough in a lot of cases, as are the “morality lessons” I may consider it part of the Circle just on a different planet far, far away from our own, or maybe even an age on earth after the humans that exists here now are long dead and gone.

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New Beginnings

I admit it’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog, and I think it’s high time to change that. The past several years have brought a lot of changes for me. Right after the release of my 3rd novel my publisher, PD Publishing, made the decision to close their doors which left me in a period of creative mourning, dreading the idea of shopping my stories around in hopes of finding a decent publisher willing to reprint them so I could continue both series as well as publish the other novels I was working on. At the same time I was going to school to get a degree, a nontraditional student in a sea of freshfaced students right out of high school. Many days this left me emotionally drained, or simply mentally depleted, not knowing what to even talk about.

In the past year, however, I have found a new home for all three novels; Natural Order, Ancestral Magic, and Worlds Collide, as well as the sequel to Ancestral Magic, titled Shadow Magic. I have also graduated with honors and received the degree I worked so hard for. Now while I get some breaths and recharge my batteries prior to the great job hunt, I find myself in a better place to open up ad to talk to people about myself, my art, and the world I created through these characters.

I welcome all who venture here and hope you find things that stir your own creativity, or perhaps make you think about how you view the world around you. I will do my best to keep topics here perhaps less political and intense than what you might find on my Facebook. I’m a person of very strong opinions, and even when I share those opinions here that doesn’t mean anyone who visits here has to  agree with me. I do ask all visitors remain respectful of each other, and come here with an open mind and open heart.