September 15th, 2011


Update: "The Henchmen's Hitch"

Wow, look at the awesomely improved illustration for my poem "The Henchmen's Hitch." The wagon is much more detailed, as are Nib and Brod. The horses are now horse-sized and black. The gate has sprouted ominous thorny designs in the ironwork. Squee! Thank you to all the folks who commented, thus activating a round of revision.

Blog post on Christian writing

I was intrigued by this blog post, "The Hardest Thing About Being a Christian Writer."

The same premise applies to being a Pagan writer.  The gods or the universe will use that as an opportunity to whap you with a clue-by-four.  Based on what I've read across multiple religions, this seems to be a widespread experience.  It's somewhat lower for writers who insist they are making everything up from scratch, as they are less likely to include things they don't know or haven't admitted yet.  But everyone else is kind of fair game.

Serial Poem Poll: Fiorenza or Paladins

I have finished writing and polishing the batch of poems based on donor prompts.

[EDIT 9/16/11] I have unlocked the post with the donor prompts, so that people can see the inspiration behind the poems.

Since the serial poetry poll tied, donors got to leave me a prompt for each series if they wished: Fiorenza, the Italian Herbalist and Path of the Paladins.  You now get to vote on which poem you want as the free perk for the September 6, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl reaching the $150 goal.  Everyone is welcome to vote in this poll; I'm hoping that opening this to the whole audience will keep it from tying again.  I'll check the poll on Friday evening and close it then if there's a clear winner.  If not, I may leave it open a little longer.

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