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Why Zap Dragon

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 🙂

10 thoughts on “Why Zap Dragon”

  1. I’m glad you decided to write more stories in the world of Discarded Dragons! Can’t wait to see how Zap Dragon turns out! 🙂

  2. Random in my head, that describes quite a bit… You somehow you manage to put those details together and do it so, so well.

  3. Haha, I’ve been there! I actually had to stop my drafts folder posts because it was getting too frustrating to figure out what all my vague titles meant. I’m so excited to return to the world of Discarded Dragons. My kids really enjoyed those stories. And a dragon that can electrocute people sounds like so much fun. I think my son will get a huge kick out of that. Can’t wait for it!

    1. I totally thought of you when I realized I didn’t remember what the post was supposed to be about! Trying to be productive and sometimes it backfires 🤦‍♀️

      I’m excited for your son to read it! It’s so cool to me that he’s gotten to read them as they’ve come out 🙂

    1. It certainly keeps life interesting when I don’t remember what my own notes mean!

      The dragon’s a lot of fun. I love it when random story ideas take on a life of their own in my head 🙂

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