Jane is a vampire hunter for hire with the coolest motto I’ve ever heard: “Have stakes, will travel.” Jane is one of the more unusual characters in urban fantasy right now and each book in the series is multilayered and exciting. Don’t believe me? Check out this list.
Thursday’s announcement that the Pentagon has opened combat roles to women inspired me to list my favorite female warrior characters in scifi and fantasy books, tv, and film. These are the women, in no particular order, I’d want on my side in a battle.
One thing I regret about my ConCarolinas experience is not getting enough photos of the author panels.
Faith Hunter (aka Gwen Hunter) and I
What’s wrong with me?
Thank God my husband was paying attention and reminded me to get one with Faith Hunter. Honestly, I was so tongue-tied around her but my inner fangirl was screaming! Faith writes the Jane Yellowrock paranormal fantasy series and is a contributor to the group blog www.MagicWords.net .
I’ve recently been rereading Lois McMaster Bujold’s The Curse of Chalion, The Paladin of Souls, and The Hallowed Hunt. Again and again, I’m reminded how easy it is to just fall right into her worlds and in love with her characters.
My WIP writing goal for this year: Finish first draft and begin working on revision by the end of the year. Simple, huh? Yeah, right!
Over this past year, I’ve found that where writing is concerned, baby steps are the way to go. I’m not – NOT – a patient person, but in learning something new, I absolutely have to slow down to understand it all. So, writing this novel (my first) is a very slow, sometimes painful, sometimes amazing, journey. And a hell of a learning experience. Not only am I learning the writing process itself, but I’m learning about me - what I’m capable of, what motivates me, what I care about most in my life. Who knew?