WFC 2012 has been and gone…what a terrific time was had by all! Hanging out with my writer friends, like Colleen Condit, Jonathan Lyster (the Random Road Writers), Brenda Carre, Carol Berg, Andrea Howe, Jeff Howe, Justin Barba, Naomi Black, Rhiannon Held, Bob Lovely, Mackay Wood, Laura Kelly, Laurey Patten…and many more! I made some new friends, too, as one always does at these things, like Emily Potter, Randy McCharles and Val King (I know I’m forgetting people…ah well). Hung out with Brian and Anita Hades from Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, (Anita is a lovely dancer of the polka! Who knew?). Superstar illustrator, Larry Dixon, asked me to send him the link to my short story The Pageant — A Battle Maiden’s Cunning Stunt (at Electric Spec). This was after a panel on cover art, wherein Larry referred to the stock drawings often used on fantasy novels, which is, of course, the basis for my story, so naturally I had to tell him about it!
(I would add a couple of photos here, only I can’t remember how to do it).
Now that I’m home I am applying all the energy I regained from attending both WFC and SiWC. So much to do!
I just finished reading Book Two (tentatively referred to as The Serpent and the Sage), the sequel to Dark Elf’s Warrior. It has been years since I finished writing it, and years since I looked at it. Fascinating to read it after so much time! I am very pleased that it stands up to the objective scrutiny that comes from such a long break. It needs editing (not surprising), and I have to solidify a few motivational/character bits and pieces. For the most part, though, I truly enjoyed reading it! The second half in particular was very exciting.