Changes – they are a coming

I know. It pains many of us to change. Lots of people don’t like change. They’re comfortable with the status quo. Why fix it if it ain’t broken, right?

I am not one of those kind of people. Yes, I like to do things in a certain way. I have my own groove, and I get upset sometimes when people throw it off … kind of like this

But that’s not often. I do, however, realize that change is inevitable so that is why I’m going to start screwing up my blog here a little.

Now, it won’t happen overnight. It will be gradual. I’ll probably make a dummy blog site first to see how it will all work, but if it goes as planned, it’s going to be pretty darn cool.

Why am I thrusting my blog through this metamorphosis? Well, I have a novel coming out in 2016 and I want to start introducing people to the world, its people, yada yada. I’m planning on some sort of interactive medieval-esque sort of thing. There will be announcements, minstrels, stories from the bards. You’ll be introduced and get a chance to talk to some of the head honchos like King Gildore and Queen Mysterie. Eric, Sir Trogsdill, Sestian and many others. The blog will take you on an adventure, a journey through the three kingdoms of Fallhollow. You’ll venture to the Floating Isles of Isis (might have to change that name due to current worldly events). You’ll visit jousting tournaments, talk with a dragonologist. I’m really wanting this to be a wonderful time for all to be had.

Now, what does this mean for my normal blog stuff? Well, that will be handled over at my new blogger site (which is still in transition.) It’s called Into the Mystic Realm and you’ll find all sorts of posts on YA books, reviews, blog tours, etc. I’m currently in the process of moving things over.  Are there going to be bumps?  Yep.

The really cool thing is, I am going to need a really cool fantasy, medieval kind of name for my new WordPress Blog and tomorrow and I want you to help me out finding a name.

That means, tomorrow, I will start a contest.  Name that Blog!  There is a pretty cool prize for the winner I choose ~ well, at least I think it’s cool, so make sure you tune into see what that’s all about.  I hope you tell all of your friends to join in. It might even get you a mention in my novel.

So, see you back here tomorrow.  ‘Til then…

Blogging from A – Z coming April 2013!

A-Z badge 2013It’s that time again, bloggers!  The annual Blogging from A-Z extravaganza!!

I participated in this last year and loved every minute of it.  This year I’m going to try to be a bit more regimented in getting my posts together ahead of time and scheduling them.

So, what is the A-Z challenge?  Each day in the month of April (except Sundays), participants put up posts on their blogs that match the letter of the alphabet for that day.  The challenge this year starts off on April 1 with the letter A.  Whether you go with a theme or freestyle, your post must match the letter of the alphabet for that day.  April 2 will feature the letter B, April 3, the letter C and so on.

This year, I think I’m going to do something a bit different.  I am going to try to focus on themes or ideas from the first book in my Chronicles of Fallhollow series, In the Shadow of the Dragon King.

I urge everyone to participate.  You can find all the instructions here.  Over 700 bloggers have already signed up.  All the folks at A – Z ask you to do is visit at least 5 other blogs a day, starting with the five that are listed below yours on the list.  If you can do more, great!

Ok everyone!  Go sign up!!  Hope to see you on the A-Z Blog Challenge for 2013!