Holy good gravity! The Laire has six new followers? This is most unexpected and appreciated! This may take some time, but I think you all deserve a shout-out for being awesome and having equally awesome blogs.
Susan Fields - http://susanfieldswriter.blogspot.com - is an aspiring author, a lover of books, and a fellow fan of the fantasy genre. Welcome aboard, Susan!
Ellie Great - http://elliegreat.blogspot.com - is a talented writer and works for a non-profit organization to help children learn and develop their talents. Sweet!
S. Bennett - http://samanthajbennett.blogspot.com - Samantha is an aspiring author bent on creative ventures and a wild imagination. Glad to have you here!
Lydia Kang - http://lydiakang.blogspot.com - is a writer of poetry and YA fiction who has a rather tasteful blog that's easy on the eyes. Thank you for joining us!
WritingNut - http://writinginanutshell.blogspot.com - is a real mystery, an aspiring author who is currently working to finish her first novel. Good luck to you!
And Lastly, but not leastly . . .
Suzy Turner - http://suzyturner.blogspot.com - is an aspiring author who was once a magazine editor who has a natural knack for adventure. Enjoy the journey!
Did I miss anyone? No? Good. Moving on . . .
You guys rock. I look forward to reading your blogs!
Update: Curses! Chapter 14 is not yet done, but I did work on it. Swear I did. We had one of those problems when the character just isn't working. We had to have a serious sit-down and come to terms with where his character (and relationship) is headed. Finally, we came to an understanding and went with some of his ideas. So far it's working, but it would've been helpful if had he told me sooner. That, a wedding, and a sick house also held me back from working on it as much as I would've liked. There is no excuse this week (only three pages left, so really, it should only take a day). Speaking of the wedding, I was privileged to meet Kari Wendt and her daughter (whom my new sister in-law loaned a copy of The Dragon's Heart to). They both read it, loved it, and liked the change I plan to make on it. Thank you two again for your feedback and encouragement, even if I was so nervous that I could hardly speak right.
This week's advice is on Expressing Character Feelings - come back Thursday for a steady lesson and advice on how to use the right words to convey the right feelings for your characters, regardless of their situation.
I'm David, and I haven't been struck by lightning.