Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fun Updates... and Caffeine. Wheee!!!! :D

Hello people!  I just had caffeine and... yeah, the effects haven't worn off yet!  So, of course, that makes this the perfect time for a blog update! :D

I just thought I would give people a heads up on a few things that will be happening around here in the near future.  First of all, I've been working on yet another rewrite of SOTD.  The going's been slow because, for some reason, my muse decided to take a vacation from November through January, but at last I have enough words down that I know she's come back and that this rewrite will "stick".  As a result of this revelation, I've swapped out the old prologue and first chapter on the "Read an Excerpt" page for the new first chapter.  (I'm hoping with this new rewrite there will be no need for a prologue. :D)  I've also updated the book blurb, so if you have time and are looking for something to read, drop by the excerpt page and let me know what you think!

In other news, I've decided to start a "sketchings" page, as well as a "paintings" page on the blog to showcase some of my artwork.  The page titles tell exactly what will be on the pages (of course... teehee!).  Expect the pages to show up at anytime.  My artwork never goes beyond a PG rating, and that for only one painting that I haven't decided to post yet.

On another note, I am now open for artwork commissions if there is anyone interested.  As of right now, I'm not going to post a price range, as I am still trying to figure that out.  But if anyone is interested in commissioning a drawing or painting, you can email me at silverdreams3@gmail.com and we can discuss pricing.  :D

I've also decided to put up another page that sort of talks about my current writing projects.  This is mostly so I can keep track of them and stay accountable.  And I'm debating as to whether or not to put up a poetry page as well just for the fun of it.  :)

I also have some new posts I need to get to, most of them book reviews, and at least one about J.R.R. Tolkien.  The post I'm currently working on is titled "Content, Content, Presentation..."  I'm not sure when I will finish it though, but hopefully within the week.  The books I'll be doing reviews on are:

The Personifid Project
The Personifid Invasion
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
By Darkness Hid
The Charlatan's Boy

And possibly more if I can remember what they are.  :D ;)

Let me know what you think of these updates!

Nichole

3 comments:

The Director said...

Nice! Sounds great :)

Vrenith said...

Great post! Art commissions? Awesome... but I have no money, LOL. <_< Good luck, and are you going to post them before you ship/give them?

Ooh, By Darkness Hid... love that book. :D But it is more for older teens. <_<
And the Charlatan's Boy... well... it was... UNIQUE.
--Vrenith

Star-Dreamer said...

Thanks Vren. :D I'll post the pictures if whoever orders them from me allows me to. But I'll have to ask them first, as it is that they're the ones who hired me for the picture. Anyway, if you know someone who might be interested, tell them about me. :)

I've only just barely started reading the Charlatan's Boy. Unique, hmm? Well, I guess I'll find out. *grin* And I hear that the 3rd book in the blood of kings series will be out in April. I can't wait!