Because of that chicken dream the other night, I thought I would feature chickens today. And I will. But I’ll also post pictures of the swag the Southern Indiana Writers Group gave me to celebrate the publication of The Fall of Onagros, SAGE Book 1.
Me, I think chickens and eggs are gorgeous! Here’s a beautiful site with pictures of the many, MANY breeds of chicken with irresistible remarks like “the chipmunky blue-egger”.
Finally, you can’t talk about chickens without linking to Cab Calloway singing his catchy “A Chicken Ain’t Nothin’ But A Bird.”
It was a dish for old Caesar,
Also King Henry the Third,
But Columbus was smart, said “You can’t fool me,
A chicken ain’t nothin’ but a bird.”
I told the old tale over again, of how it took me 20 years or so to get from first idea to published book: between agents asking for rewritings, doing rewrites, writing other books whenever I thought this one was finished, the years passed. Then, after the version before this one had rested long enough to come back to it fresh, I realized the book had had the heart written out of it. A selection of many-colored highlighters and a stack of sorted index cards later, my vision of the story was back.
Never give up! Never surrender!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Give a character a party.