Thursday, July 14, 2016

Just Catching Up

As per my last post, I don't really have anything more to say just yet, because I haven't had a chance to dig into my textbooks yet, but I'm considering bringing them to work and researching over lunch (because if there's one thing I learned in college, it's how to research.)

Anyway, here's my general update. I'm all moved back in at home, and working back at my summer job while trying to get a more permanent job to help tide me through grad school. In addition to my classes at SPU, I'm going to try to get a Webmaster's certification, because I really enjoyed working at FCC. (Side note: if you have a website that needs general upkeep, contact me. I don't know how much I don't know about Webmastery just yet, but maybe I can do the basics.) I am, of course, enjoying seeing Selah more often, since she's back in Washington as well. I'm afraid I might have gotten her hooked on going to Emerald Downs, the local racetrack, because we've started looking for nights we can go free. It's  a lot of fun to be around horses!

I am, of course, working on book four (currently titled Arashna) but that's going to be a while before it gets published. I'm sorry, but between working and going to school, it's just going to be difficult to do a lot of creative writing. I think it's also worth mentioning that I began the first twenty pages or so while I was still writing Darkwoods, but when I went back and reviewed them, I decided to start from scratch. I haven't completely scrapped what I've already written, but basically I'm starting from the very beginning for the first time since I started Darkwoods. (I had started writing Graystone while I was working on Darkwoods, and Pasadagavra used to be the very end of Darkwoods.) In any case, don't look for Arashna anytime soon. There may, however, be another series of short stories, similar to Quest for Rinaria, that also happen between Pasadagavra and Graystone and focus less on Zuryzel's adventuring with her friends (as fun as that was to write about) and more on her growth as a princess within her kingdom. Don't expect a detailed explanation of how she finally got together with Dejuday, though, because I am deathly sick of the saturation of romance in American literature. There will definitely be no future love triangles, because I am really sick of those.

Anyway, there will definitely be more blog posts. In the near future, look for my thoughts on a new book series I started and Captain America: Civil War. There may also be a few more academic-leaning posts, such as commentary on poems and novels, but since a friend as my Lit-Crit book, it may be a while before I get into those.

Well, whatever the future holds, I hope you keep checking my blog for updates (since there actually should be some this year) and of course tell your friends about my books. I really appreciate readership and feedback. Also, be sure to look out for me at some local fairs this fall, because I'm home in Seattle for the foreseeable future.


  1. I'm guessing you're not one of those people who writes everything in order...
    Of course, I often form ideas for my story, which don't take place until so much later in my writing, I may be old and gray when I finally get there.

    Oooh, short stories occurring between 'Pasadagavra' and 'Graystone'? Definitely looking forward to that.

    1. After Darkwoods was published, I managed to stick to just the next novel I was working on. Before then, I wandered between books in the series. As for the short stories, we'll see. I don't know how busy I'll be this fall yet. :)