As part of his Maharia (Kaelandur Series, #3) Blog Tour, I have the honor of welcoming back Josh Robertson for a third time. You met him in 2016 when he introduced us to The Hawkhurst Saga and then earlier this year when he re-released Anaerfell, Book 1 in The Blood of Dragons series. He has just released Maharia (Kaelandur Series, Book #3).
To celebrate the release of the fourth book in her Keepers of the Wellsprings series, Missy Sheldrake introduces her series and herself. Through writing and illustrating the series, Missy wanted to tell a story rich with fantasy, but not overly dark or mired with war and violence.
My titles reflect not only my story, but who I am and what the story means to me. Making money would be nice, but I’m not going to sacrifice the integrity of my words for a buck. I write and say what I mean. Packaging myself, or my works up, in some smelly perfume just to appeal to the masses isn’t who I am.
Since I learned to see by watching for patterns, I often misjudge the universe’s intentions and compile all the negatives that enter my life into one huge warning or stop sign. That is until it steps in and drops a golden apple on my head.
Back in July 2016, I thought I had found the perfect method for writing a book.Then I realized it didn’t take into consideration the difference between one paragraph ideas and those that turn into a couple of pages, if not whole chapters. Jeff Goins’ 5-draft method doesn’t compress things and has the flexibility to accommodate existing material. It also has cool words that actually describe how to treat something.
What if we could set the competition aside and use each other’s knowledge and experience to create a better place for everyone? Idealistic and naive, maybe. Still it’s something we all need to consider, especially in the divisive and uncertain climate we all seem to find ourselves in.