I often pencil in post ideas into my calendar. Then, when I have some time between writing books, I’ll check the calendar and get another post done.
This usually works great, but sometimes I look at my calendar and have to scratch my head in confusion, trying to figure out what I meant by the few words I wrote. That would be the case for this post. All I wrote for myself was “Why Zap Dragon.” Hmmm.
Well, guess I’ll run with it.
Honestly, I love the world from Discarded Dragons. There’s just something incredibly fun about it, which makes writing stories in the world easier.
And reviews have echoed that sentiment. One even said their only complaint about the book was that it was too short. He wanted more after he reached each ending. I’ll take it! That’s great feedback.
And somewhere along the line, my brain stumbled on the question, “What if a dragon has a defect that electrocutes people?”
The story ran from there.
I sometimes get the question at conventions about which book is my favorite. Not including Quaking Soul because it’s completely different, I can honestly say Discarded Dragons. Once Zap Dragon comes out, however, that choice will be really hard.
P.S. I’ve started the Alpha edit on HMII. My biggest goal right now is to cut about 15% off the manuscript. So far, I’m at .5%… So it’s started and has a looong way to go 🙂