I've been putting a lot of thought into where I want to go with this site. I haven't given up, just taken a hiatus to do some hard thinking. I do want to make your visits here fun. There are tons of blogs out there where you can go to read about someone's opinion, and that's fine. But I have a feeling what you really want to do here is to sink a little further into Kynllaria, not my head. That's what I'm looking for when I go to sites such as this one.
I had the privilege of hearing Jonathan Maberry speak at the last Nebraska Writer's Guild conference, and his advice on blogging was, 'keep it simple, keep it positive, don't slam other writers, and please, please, please stop blogging about how to write.' I'm paraphrasing, of course, but his advice did give me a lot to think about. I mean, even Stephen King, himself, in his book 'On Writing' said he didn't think he was any great authority on writing and what made him think he had any place telling others how to write.
Well... fine, but what does that leave us?
I want to do more with 'The Keep' - more that doesn't involve the guys constantly bickering. They love it, but it gets a bit tedious. Nathan's birthday is coming up, which means that the King's Festival is just next month! Yikes! Where did the time go? Will there be a festival this year, or will they get rained out, since it's been so rainy this season. And who will take the King's Cup at the Magicker's Joust this year? Or the Queen's Cup in the Annual Delicacy Bakeoff? We'll see!
Good reading material has been a bit scarce for me lately - I'm probably the world's pickiest and most difficult to please reader - but when I do read something I really enjoyed, I'll let you know. For instance, the last thing I read that I really liked was 'The Goddess Hunt' by Aimee Carter. Well written and engaging, plus I'm a sucker for Greek mythology. Hey, I know some of the old text books about it are a real snooze, but read Edith Hamilton's 'Mythology' (copyright 1942), and you'll find it a lot more interesting! Anyway, I enjoyed this novella, and look forward to poking my nose into her first book in this series, 'The Goddess Test'.
Lastly, but not least, I'm reviving Whopper of the Day. Honestly, guys, I can't promise a new one every week - new responsibilities at my money job do keep me hopping - but I will try. I've pulled out seven of my favorites for you to revisit and enjoy. The only one I couldn't find was the one about the boogeyman wall. I'll try and find it - I liked that one.
Mostly loony, generally harmless. Writer & professional smarty pants. Owned by an exasperated spaniel.