I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about this book. Maybe because I’ve been working on it for so long (over ten years, yikes), I’m afraid to commit to anything and let it go. It’s still in a place where I’m not satisfied, but will I ever be? Trusted people read it and love … More The Writer’s Curse: It’s Never ‘Good Enough’
It never fails: I’m supposed to be working on research for school and my mind wanders. This time, like many other times, it wandered back to my manuscript – on which I’ve ceased queries, because I’d grown tired. It wasn’t so much the rejections as the story itself; if I wasn’t excited about it anymore, … More Update: What on Earth is Going on With My 1st Book?
“Beowulf and Humanity’s Thirst for Heroes” by Nicole Starleigh From his noble acts and great achievements in the name of his king to his face-off with Grendel and, subsequently, Grendel’s vengeful mother, to his final act of heroism in which he sacrifices his own life for that of his people, Beowulf is the … More We are Obsessed with Heroes – and It’s a Good Thing
Have you ever been to fiverr dot com? It’s fascinating. I can’t draw, but I can see Nora Sigdis in my head. In fact, she came to me just the other day. I was minutes from sleep after a long, exhausting day, lying on my stomach in bed. All of a sudden, I saw her … More Nora Sigdis in Chalk
James shifted in his seat and folded his hands in his lap, carefully choosing his words to answer my question. “We are children of the Earth,” he said. “They say the first Dragons were forged of the elements by The Mother herself. For a time, they freely roamed the Earth building our race. But they … More Origins
(.gif via Tumblr) I stumbled across this gem on the incredible internet today. She is absolutely perfect. Although, I wouldn’t get too close to the mouth of a baby fire-breather. You never know when the glands will kick in. You’d lose your eyebrows, at best. Tumblr is an amazing place. The world is full of … More
Okay, so maybe we don’t have any hard evidence that Dragons like James and Nora are living among us (yet), but scientists have discovered an adorable new species of woodlizards. Get this: they are also known as Dwarf Dragons. Why? It seems that the dragons of lore bore remarkably similar features to these little guys, from … More They Do Exist!