My apologies to those of you who have subjected yourselves (or been forced to be subjected by an insistent child) to the Small World ride at Disneyworld – because you probably have a certain tune now pierced into your head like a talon (and it never leaves! For days!) Force yourself to think of something else. Here, I’ll help: Why is Jarick and Janthine’s world so messed up? I thought who better to explain it than an actual denizen of that world – the master Alchemist Thrannynn! You can read his notes under the "World of Mortar & Pestle" link to the right and gain a rare, behind-the-scenes look at what awaits within the novel. Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Done what in six days? What am I blathering about? World-building, of course. It may have started on earth, but when you write Fantasy, strange things happen along the way. Sometimes I feel like I'm in control of creation, but other times the world takes on a life of its own and we just have to try and hang on for dear life...Such is the case with my current project - Mortar & Pestle and the Nightmare Plague, a middle grade novel in which a brother and sister, Jarick and Janthine Grimes, must confront deadly forces on a bi-polar world. Split-personality earth? Well, their world has a north and south pole, so I guess bi-polar is accurate...but no! I have given it a split personality (poor thing), and no fun for the people living on it! To find out what's going on there, I will have a link put up soon for you to check out, and I will post more about the book's publishing as new updates come in. Thanks!