And so it happened, that on the 12th day of the 9th month, the not-so-young writer took a seat at her desk and delivered to the world her very first blog post. Was it good? Only time will tell. But more importantly, it gave her a platform to post funny gifs and memes and no one could do anything about it. No post removals. No forum bans. This world is hers and she is above the law!!!!?!!???!
So in the last two weeks, I have released my debut novel The Empyrean Key. This was a pretty huge deal for me. This story has been with me for a very long time and I desperately wanted to share it. You see, I like my fantasy like I like my fives. High. Get it?
Anyway. Movies and books like Lord of the Rings, Willow, Legend, Princess Bride. This is the fantasy I love. Amazing new worlds, characters you care about, adventure and fun in between moments of nail-biting drama. But most of all, they are fantastical! Contemporary is all well and good. I like contemporary, I even write some. But I love being transported more than anything.
Do I want to live in some of these worlds? Sure, if they had a decent internet connection and scorched almonds (mmmm, scorched almonds). But mostly I’m looking for a holiday from the humdrum of my life so I can come back afterwards and think to myself – “Ahhhh. That was great. Maybe I’ll go back there again, but right now I have to do the washing.”
That’s what the fantasy genre is – some where exciting and wondrous where exciting and wondrous people can have exciting and wondrous adventures – and you get to watch! And if you’re lucky, eat scorched almonds while doing so!
And so ends the Legend of the First Blog Post. We laughed. We cried…. well, I cried. I burnt my toe on the heater earlier. Regardless. Fun was had by all, and by all I mean some.
Anyway. Gif time.