Feels like the last day #WyrdAndWonder is an appropriate time to post something about what I was able to accomplish during this month long Fantasy Blog Party.
Here’s what I wrote (and didn’t write):
May 3rd – #MapMonday: Using Emerging Tech for Fictional Maps
May 5th – Should ‘Black Sun’ get a Hugo?
May 9th – Spine Poetry for Mother’s Day
May 10th – Mixed feelings: The Truth About Dinosaur Lords
May 12th – Review: Song of Achilles
May 17th – Can’t Wait to read! (twitter post) and Desert Island Reads (catching up from last Wednesday)
May 19th – Review: Silver in the Wood
May 24th – TBR: 11 Fantasy Books I should have read by now
May 26th – Review: Empire of Gold
My fav posts that #WyrdAndWonder people shared:
There were tons of great posts from all kinds of places during this event, but these are a couple and what I liked about them:
- Nine Dragons and Fantasy Artists on Instagram over at A Dance With Books – Because let’s face it, who isn’t looking for nine more places to find dragon art hahah.
- Book Covers Featuring Libraries over at Redd’s Reads – I work at a library, obvi this post was made just for me haha. Always looking for cool libraries in fiction, but never actually wanting to write about one in my own work. Now I’ve got a bunch more reasons to stall hahah.
- The Green Man is Calling over at There is Always Room For One More – I’m sort of interested in “The Green Man” since he was the subject of Silver in the Wood and I realized I don’t really know that much about this legend. This post came soon after and really just kept the interest going . . . I suspect I might fall down a hole in the internet on this topic soon. Perhaps I’ll write about.
- Ten (More) Ridiculously Cool Magic Systems! over at Every Book a Doorway – I’m like REALLY interested in magic systems as eventually I’d like to come up with a cool one that is unique and awesome. Unfortunately, I don’t think people have much to say about em beyond “Look how cool Brandon Sanderson’s magic system is.” or “Look how great Patrick Rothfuss’s system was.” . . . This post went beyond that and now I’ve got twenty (ten more at the original Ten Ridiculously Cool Magic Systems. Also a great read) new magic systems to study and learn from. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m excited to dive in!
Also I see there’s a Coolest Magical Abilities post and a (more of the) Coolest Magical Abilities post so I’ve got my afternoon reading booked up 🙂
- Literary Dinner Party Tag (fantasy edition) over at First Line Reader – This was just a really fun book tag, and I can’t wait to give it a shot sometime soon.
If I didn’t include your post here, that doesn’t mean I didn’t love it. I did! It’s just that I’m too lazy to hunt down more than five of these things, and “Top Five” kinda has a nice ring to it.
Farewell and Thank You:
Since it’s the end of the event, it also feels appropriate to say ‘farewell’. I’m not going anywhere, but I might not try to post as often (maybe back to twice a week, or even once since I don’t have a lot of fiction ready at the moment).
And of course, Thank you! to all the #WyrdAndWonder people who visited me, and inspired me to keep writing these posts. Thank you to Imyril, Lisa and Jorie for hosting this event. It’s badass.
And thanks to everyone who came by and interacted with my posts, it was great to hear from you!
That’s all for now folks. Hopefully I’ll still be doing this bloggo thing next year and can participate in a second year (5th! for the event! wow. Awesome).
Feel free to tell me your fav part of #WyrdAndWonder in the comments!
Lovely to have you along for the party. Thank you for joining us 🙂
Of course! Thanks all the work you did. One of the best parts of May! (hoping to do SciFi Month in Nov but is the same time as Nano so may be tough)