Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Milestone

This blog has finally made it to search engines! You have to type in Ranunculus Turtle or scroll through 1000s of listings (I did not, so I don't know if that is a fact), but it is there! Yea!

I will also be posting my first official book review next week on Mary DeMuth's A Slow Burn, so I'm listed on that site, too. Yea, yea!

I've mentioned Mary before. She was one of the speakers at Roaring Lambs. She writes normal fiction, as opposed to sci-fi or fantasy, so she might appeal to some of you who are only reading my stuff to be polite. I've listed one of her blogs on my site, too.

For the record, while the book and three-quarters I've currently finished are fantasy, I have about 26 story ideas and some of them would qualify as historical romance. I didn't start with them because I was too lazy to do the research. I hate research. It's why I prefer writing fantasy. Who's going to argue with me about the name of a plant on a world I made up? Someone, eventually, no doubt. People do love to argue.

I also tend to put romance into my fantasy. The potential for tense interplay between male and female is just too tempting for building suspense. Not to mention it's much easier to keep dialogue straight when you can use a he said, she said model instead of he said, he said.

My stories so far could be romance novels except for the presence of dragons, magic and the occasional severed head.

I seem to be rambling a bit tonight. The penalty I pay for having cats who get hungry at 2 A.M. and want me to do something about it.

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