You might think that after being in the writing game for this long, I wouldn’t make any mistakes. Well, that isn’t the case. January and February are proof. But I do have excuses, I just won’t bore you with the long story. There was a computer, a building project, two faucet leaks, and a giraffe involved. I’ll say no more.
I will say that I should have been telling earthlings about Pete and Weasel’s trip to the moon as stowaways on a rocket under the command of Captain Chrys Fey. Yes, the two boys are taking Some Very Messy Medieval Magic to our nearest satellite, and they plan to stay forever.
The reason the boys have to stow away and can’t be legitimate paying passengers is because their author (me) was dealing with things (see above) and missed the deadline to up for the Moon Trip.
The idea is brilliant and due, in a large part, to Susan Kaye Quinn: Writers On The Moon is a lunar time capsule project. “We’ll send a rag-tag fleet of stories to the moon aboard a digital data card. We hope this snapshot of indie fiction from around the world in 2021 will reveal the humanity of today to the readers of tomorrow. Astrobotic and DHL have partnered to deliver “MoonBoxes” aboard Astrobotic’s lunar landers. Our payload will ride on the first Astrobotic lander to reach the moon, the Peregrine Lander. It will remain there permanently, a time capsule for the future.”
I’m not finished with trying to mend my January/Februrary Screw Ups. So stick around. I’d looked forward to showing off Donna Galanti’s newest book and telling about her Giveaway, but I lost her post. (Item #1 Computer, See Above), then almost forgot the date to post (#2 building project), cobbled together something at the last minute (#3 two faucet leaks), and forgot the Giveaway (#4 the giraffe, but it was imaginary). Do you see a pattern developing? Anyway, to atone for the mess, I’d like to tout Donna’s book again today.
“An accessible and fast-paced magical adventure.” – Kirkus Reviews
“An all-too-human, enchanting middle grade fantasy novel.” – Forward Reviews
“What begins as realistic fiction turns to a fantastical tale of magical rescue. Fans of unicorns and magic in the real world will enjoy this adventure.” – School Library Journal
Now it’s time to rock the neurotic writing world, and rocking this neurotic writer would also help.
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March 3 question – Everyone has a favorite genre or genres to write. But what about your reading preferences? Do you read widely or only within the genre(s) you create stories for? What motivates your reading choice?
If there are pages between covers with a title on the front and you call it a book, I’m very likely to read it. A great cover makes me pick up a novel, an intriguing topic makes me pick up a non-fiction book.
Like so many fiction readers, I like to be drawn in right away; however, I’m likely to give a story with a slow start a little time if the writing is strong and I sense a trustworthy voice. With non-fiction, I really appreciate a sense of humor or well-crafted prose as well as clarity.
As a writer, I love to write, so with the exception of Romance and Erotica, I give everything a shot. I have a lot of failures to show for it, but in each failure, I’ve learned something.
Quote of the Month: With freedom, books, flowers, and the Moon, who could not be happy?