Friday, May 13, 2016
Blogging from A-Z April Challenge-Reflections
Not that I regret getting this blog involved in the challenge. Or that it went unappreciated. I got to meet the remarkable @Darla Sands via this blog. Not to mention I visited her blog, where she'd chosen a fascinating subject for her theme, favorite musical bands and imaginary bands. It warms my heart to know how many intelligent, creative people are out there, who can inspire me in turn to be more creative.
I also got to know my characters. By writing from their perspective, I got involved a little more in their lives, their concerns, what drives them as characters. I realized how much I'd neglected some of them, in working on other projects. (rueful grin) By writing about them, I got new ideas. Bits and fragments I'd written about actually got titles. By writing 'R is for Rhane' and 'Z is for Zoe', I got a sense of their story. I came up with a title for it, 'The Players Are the Thing'. I came up with a title for a mass of notes I once turned into an interactive yaoi fantasy RPG, which I'm trying to reshape into a story, 'Trouble at Caerac Keep'. I came up with a new title for a novel I've been working on for years, which is almost ready for publication, 'The Hand and the Eye of the Tower'. One of the dwarves from my recently published novella, 'Fairest' got a name during this challenge. He was able to entertain my guests, including one of my publishers at Prizm Books at my 'Fairest' release party at Facebook, because he got development during this project.
In the end, my characters and myself are very grateful for the attention they got during this challenge! It was well worth taking. Thank you for inspiring us all to develop! We hope to participate again next year!