Troll Fest - Remembering Your First Ever Blog Post

Troll fest!

Siv Maria has a lovely post about Norway and trolls and how she "can sit on [her] front steps, have a conversation with a moose and listen to a waterfall while drinking [her] morning coffee". To celebrate her Blogiversary, she's hosting a Troll Fest this month! All you have to do is share a story about your first blog post or post it again.

My first post looked like this:
Thursday, 30 August 2007
My First Post
Baby steps... Right off the bat, here's a to do list:
- decide on focus for blog
- write intro message
- email link to everyone
- add quotes, photos
- add music?
- link to Ryan's music page
- don't forget to edit!
It's almost as though I didn't realise other people could see my posts... My second post was a little more focused:
Friday, 31 August 2007
What I Am Writing
This year I have finished a short story, begun a novel, and every once in a while I take out an older novel and tinker with it.
The finished novel is tentatively entitled An Arnavutköy Spring, and is about a young Greek girl in pre-WWI Istanbul who falls in love with a dashing travelling musician from Brittany.
The work in progress does not have a title yet (watch for a contest - with prizes! - coming soon) but for daily purposes, is referred to as Austin and Kedi. Austin travels two millenia back in time to Ephesus in 41 AD, and helps to ensure that the Roman invasion of Britain actually takes place. His friend on this journey is a grey cat named Kedi. I am halfway to my goal of 80,000 words - woo hoo!
This story eventually became the Middle Grade novel The Face of A Lion, which went out on queries last year. I'll be editing An Arnavutköy Spring soon, after I finish the current round of edits on Rome, Rhymes and Risk (only one chapter away from meeting that goal!). And Austin's story is set in 43 AD, actually...

And in exciting news, The One Ring has a new Google calendar: the Today in Middle Earth calendar. Here, for instance, is today:

Hope they start adding items from the First and Second Ages, too!
Don't forget to vote in Rach's Second Campaign Challenge! My entry is one post below...

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