Today's post will be a short progress update. I am on track for my blog transition to complete next Monday!
As a reminder, my plan is to post twice a week; Mondays and Fridays. Mondays I hope to post reviews of other works by fellow independent authors, as well as progress updates and insights into the stories I am working on. Fridays will be "Fiction Fridays" and I will post short stories and excerpts from my work. I will also post pictures of any miniatures I paint to go along with those stories.
On the writing front, I mentioned in my previous blogs that I am taking a short writing course on "flash fiction." For the class, I will write five short stories (approximately 500 words each), and those will be the first five Fiction Friday posts on the site. I have the characters mapped out for each story, and have the beginnings of four of them complete (almost done with #5). It will take some effort, but I believe I will have all the stories complete by next week. Expect the first story up on October 4th!
My reading habits are still the same. After some Bible time, I read Finndragon's Curse, by Richie Earl in the mornings. I read ANTics, by Dakota Douglas to my children at bedtime each night. I am enjoying both books, and look forward to sharing reviews of them with you when I finish. I started The Black Collar, and look forward to reading it more intently once I finish Finndragon's Curse.
Painting the frost giant I showed you last week goes slower than I hoped. Larger miniatures are much more difficult to paint. They require a lot more paint, have more detail, and just take longer. I'm working through it, and hope he turns out as I expect.
Finally, a request to you. With the transition to a more consistent format, I wonder if I should overhaul the look of the blog. What do you think about the current color scheme? Is it readable? Any changes you more experienced bloggers might suggest? I figure now's the time to make a change, if any!
Thank you, as always, for reading. Be sure to drop me a comment below.