Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Seer and the Sword in print for 10 years today

Okay, it's pretty obvious that I've been neglecting my blog. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. It only means I've been busy with life. Not that a blog isn't life . . . well, maybe a blog isn't life.

Is it really important to stay current with reports about my life and musings?Aren't there already plenty of blogs in the world? And I'm such a restless person, I'd rather be out gathering new experiences than sitting at my computer. Know what I mean?

But I can't let today go by without a mention. Today, April 21st 2010, my first book turns ten years old. The Seer and the Sword is still in print. It has (quietly) continued to sell, for which I'm so grateful. Here's to you, readers! Thank you! It's always a leap to reveal myself on the page, and it's good to know that others are resonating.

I've learned a ton in ten years. Much of that is shared in Wild Ink: How To Write Fiction for YA. But a lot has simply soaked into my heart and mind as all experiences do, ready to water ideas that still lie dormant.

As spring drives new buds to open and young plants to grow, I feel a renewed appreciation for everything under the surface that's yet to be discovered. Once again, here's to you! May this spring give you confidence and energy for your own writing projects.