Linda Wichman is the author of Briar’s Rose and Legend of the Emerald Rose
While I write my novel which at my snail’s pace may take eternity, I want to reblog some of general and inspirational novel craft posts that have gained my unwavering envy.
I hope you’ll visit their sites and if inclined, comment or like their blogs. Of course, you can always spice up my life with a blog related reply or a simple, “Howdy!”
Beware: Any comments that involve green pepper or jalapeno will be rejected by my Acid Reflux editor who is contemplating a ban against anything spicier than black pepper!
No whimsical words of wisdom, no lame excuses for not writing, because I am writing!
God gave me a reprieve from pain–a window of opportunity. So my #1 priority is to keep my promises; complete and publish THE EMERALD ROSE book series.
Without sharing more than any author should, I am revising book #2 of my multi-award winning LEGEND OF THE EMERALD ROSE. 700 years later the Pendragon legacy continues on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.
BRIAR’S ROSE is set in 1190 A.D., during the 3rd Crusade and targeted for a 2015 release. Yeah, it’s a ways out there, but I’m allowing for life interruptions and the learning curve of self-publishing. After all, it’s been 9 years since LEGEND OF THE EMERALD ROSE debuted.
Please grant me a wee more grace as I polish the ongoing saga that includes the Breath of Eden (telepathy), sorcery, time-travel and cameo appearances by endearing and not-so-endearing characters from LEGEND OF THE EMERALD ROSE, including the Stewart clan’s ever patient, guardian angel, Tomas.
I will keep you updated and hope to reconnect with former LER friends while making new ones. Oh, here’s what else to expect in BRIAR’S ROSE; action, adventure, historic events, angst, humor and more importantly passionate romance!
I’ve great hopes that when BRIAR’S ROSE debuts, you’ll fall head-over-heels for Tamar Pendragon fitz Alan and Somerled mac Gillebride as they reluctantly unite forces to protect the prophetic legacy of the Emerald Rose.
Dearest Tribestor, (and yep, I made that up!)
My website is nearing its debut and my fav topic: telling Bard Yarns.
I’m as tickled as a child waiting on Christmas! But you won’t have to wait that long. . . .promise!
Dia rathaich ort, (God bless)
Me & Cj
PS: Whoops and least I forget, my first alter-ego…..,HailDorothy
Guess what? I’m working on a new website–and this ain’t it. <Snicker> But I’ll be hanging around awhile longer. So bear with me, guys, as I revise and update this site, including photos, roll call…all that fluffy stuff that goes on the sidebars, etc. Apparently, I lost data when I moved from Blogger back to WordPress. Oh, well–don’t worry! Be Happy! ‘Bard at Work’ will most likely become my website blog. We’ll see how that works out. Information dump: The blog background drawing that you’re looking at is the creative work of my talented son, Chad Wichman. For those who read, LEGEND OF THE EMERALD ROSE, yep that’s the map of the Isle of Arran from the book’s insert! I’m such a proud mom! Wish I had more to say and share. As soon as I do you’ll all be the first to know. Promise! PS: I hope everyone is writing their brains out!
Why do most authors feel the need to explain themselves, especially their absence from social networking? Coz, whether we’re introverts or extroverts many writers are purple people pleezers. We hold our breath until we hear, “Oh, fine. Whatever. I forgive your inconsiderate, lack of social networking graces.” Is that an atrocious grammatical whoops, General Editor, Normandie Ward Fischer? (Unapologetic plug for Wayside Press. http://waysidepress.blogspot.com/) Um no, Normandie, you don’t have to edit this post? I’m just messing with ya, deary!
Gosh, I care what people think, even people who don’t know me from Eve. Sheeze, how pathetic? Even if I had life threatening brain surgery I’d explain (in living color) and grovel for your mercy. That said, I’ll take the advice of my cyber friends who faithfully blog, network and publish several novels a year–Really?!
“Linda, don’t grovel. Don’t explain personal details (remember–lurking weirdos). Just get back to doing what you do, write award winning novels and yap online.”
In all seriousness, guys and dolls, life’s curve balls have kept me incognito. God is faithful! Coz, here I am! I don’t know if this will be the first of several posts or one of none. Either way, no more apologies–just, “Hey, Lucy, I’m home!”
Newest Whazup: Besides researching Indie and self-publishing options, I am delving into the SF/Fantasy sub-genre, YA Steampunk. Not sure if my WIP is considered true-blood Steampunk fiction, but Victorian SP settings makes me crave H.G. Wells, Jules Vern, etc.
Okay, life is hoovering over my shoulder. His subtext name is, the retired husband–pray for me, oh and for him too?!
I’ll have more to share about my adventures of penning Steampunk. Promise!