People always say, celebrate the small victories so today I am sharing one. My draft has finally reached 15,000 words! I know that sounds pathetic considering it will likely be 60,000 words in the end, but it has been such a struggle just to get to this point. May 1 2022, some friends and I took over managing a horse farm, or so we thought. It was in fact, taking over us! Much of the last month has been spent getting the farm organized and functional so BUA had to take a bac
Added to the 'Indie Books We Love' section https://www.lovereading.co.uk/book/22542/Dragonsown-Surface-by-Erika-Leigh-Agnew.html A promising start to a new series that will no doubt capture the attention of fantasy adventure fans. ‘Dragonsown-Surface’ by Erika Leigh Agnew introduces us to an medieval kingdom, once ravaged by a war against dragons and twin brothers Kael and Keaton who realise their whole lives weren’t quite what they thought they were. The first in the Dragons
This is far from finished but I am excited to show the initial draft of The Besieged Unicorn Army of Ryk's cover. I am working with Kerstina from 99Designs https://99designs.ca/profiles/kerstina She created the original Dragonsown cover and I couldn't wait to reach out and continue this design journey. At first it was hard to convey that these are not your stereotypical, beautiful, fairy tale unicorns that befriend virgins and grant wishes. They are kickass warriors who aren'
Shameless self-promotion time! While this is not considered an "Editorial Review", its 5 stars and I'll take it anyway!! Reviewed By Natalie Soine for Readers’ Favorite Dragonsown by Erika Leigh Agnew tells the story of twin brothers Kael and Keaton, sons of Lady Danica and Lord Graydon of Renwick. Lady Danica passed away and Lord Graydon married Lady Bria. The Duke and Duchess of Renwick and the boys lived at Renwick Castle, originally built to keep enemies out. Lady Danica’
Here's my entry for the latest Wattpad short story contest. The topic was helping other author's find ideas and their inspiration. It was interesting to write because it showed me how much my own process for brainstorming and idea searching has changed since I first had the idea to write a book. I used to wait for inspiration to strike instead of go looking for it and it wasted so much time!! https://www.wattpad.com/story/284407357-idea-generation-startwriting-contest It too
I published Dragonsown on Amazon a year ago today. I remember thinking- Whew! It's finally done! I couldn't have been more wrong. This year has been full of learning about all the things I didn't know or do while I was writing a book. I never wrote a synopsis, didn't know what world building was and WTH was a character ARC?? Unknown to me at the time, it is the character's journey, from where they are at the beginning of the book to where they end up, their learning, their de
After writing 7000 words of the Dragonsown sequel, I became obsessed with the idea of a unicorn army. So much so, that every time I tried to brainstorm for the sequel, all that would pop into my head would be 'unicorn army.' So fine, I've shelved part 2 for now and I am 1000 words into what will be the Dragonsown prequel, The Besieged Unicorn Army of Ryk. And go figure, now I am stuck. What I've found has really helped me is doing a mind map, basically write down one idea in