Welcome to Musings.
My blog, Musings, will document some of my fantasy novel writing journey. It will cover topics from writing tradecraft to interesting information I glean about the myth and lore of the fantasy world. It may even include book reviews I do for the YA fantasy genre. I hope you will join me often!
I’m thinking about building a business, and it is terrifying. I don’t know anything about running a business. Both of my parents and one of my brothers were all self employed for at least part of their lives, but I … Continue reading →
Do you ever feel like the world is against you? A lone warrior facing unending obstacles in your quest for righteousness and honor? Sometimes it’s true that life is stranger than fiction. And sometimes fiction just seems to reflect … Continue reading →
To Be a Writer, Write! A writer is someone who writes. This is so simplistic. It sounds like a child answering the question, “What is a writer?” on a test. Kids are awesome. They understand about getting back to fundamentals. … Continue reading →
Sorry I disappeared on you! I have been hiding out in The Quill’s Lair (the office where I do my writing–where the magic happens!) working on something really exciting, and I can’t wait to tell you about it! I worked … Continue reading →
Book Review for Take Hold of the Faith You Long For by Sharon Jaynes I feel so blessed to have had a chance to read Sharon’s book. I was asked to be part of the launch team and I went … Continue reading →
Magical History It’s so exciting! JK Rowling is writing again. The articles are short, but STILL – – it’s about the magical history of that wonderful wizarding world we have grown to know and love. Over the past two days, … Continue reading →
Writing reviews I think I am going to write more reviews. It keeps me focused on reading, (an activity every author needs!) and it allows me to give back to the community. I enjoy fantasy (as do my boys), and … Continue reading →
Here’s a review for Henchgirl by Rita Stradling. Henchgirl was worth reading and worth it’s sale price (which you can see by clicking the title or the image.) I would give it four out of five stars. The … Continue reading →
“Keep to the Code.” Jack Sparrow taught us nothing if not the Code of the Pirate Brethren. This is the code by which even the lawless lived and it served them well. The Brethren Court was its own magical gathering. We are … Continue reading →
Where does the time go? It has passed far too quickly since my last blog, but there are good things happening here in the world of AJ Benson. I have overcome some major hurdles in revising my storyline for The Sword … Continue reading →