Wherein the author gives an update, offers an apology and makes a request for assistance

I’ve been a little hit and miss with the blogging of recent but, with April fast approaching and the Dictionary of Tales going live, I’ve had a busy couple of weeks and it’s only going to get worse. Consider this a brief intermission before the unveiling of twenty-six days (maybe more) filled with original flash fiction from the pen of yours truly.

First, an update. Even though I was secretly hoping you’d all pick the Myths, Monsters and Legends theme, I don’t think I realised the overwhelming choice of characters this would leave me with. Every culture in every country of our astonishingly diverse world has thousands of gods, culture heroes, monsters and stories to choose from.

I was having so much fun wading through these tales of epic battles, trickery and one-upmanship that I didn’t realise I’d crossed the threshold of March and hadn’t finished picking my subjects – don’t get me started on the writing part. So far, I have strong candidates, multiple in some cases, for twenty-two of the twenty-six letters (I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this).

The exceptions are the letters U, V, W and X.

Before I go any further, it’s time for the apology. I’ve been neglecting you all. I’ve received a lot of comments and emails from you all and I am deeply grateful for them. Please know, you’ve not been forgotten. Slowly but surely, I am making my way through them and composing meaningful responses. My apology is twofold: I’m sorry for my lack of interaction, on this blog and all of yours, and I’m sorry for the delay in getting back to all of your comments and emails. I hope you can forgive me.

Thirdly, and back to where I left off, I’m asking for your help. If any of you have any suggestions for one or all of my missing letters, I would love to hear from you. I don’t mind if the subject is a lesser known or obscure one (the more obscure the better). If I like the suggestion, you’ll be credited on the post and, if all goes according to plan, in the subsequent book.

Thank you all for your assistance and for your patience during this brief intermission.

I now return you to your scheduled programmingโ€ฆ

9 thoughts on “Wherein the author gives an update, offers an apology and makes a request for assistance

  1. Not sure if any of these suggestions take your fancy but I have come up with the following:

    U – Unicorn or the Undead
    V – Valkyrie (Norse spirit) or Vampires
    W – Wraith or Werewolf
    X – Xian Tang (Chinese headless giant)

    Feel free to use/ignore as required! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck with the challenge!

  2. Looking forward to the series, don’t get too stressed over it though, supposed to be fun, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hm, not really sure what you’re looking for, specific characters or general but:

    V- Vulcan (Roman god of fire)
    W- Witches (the witches from Shakespeare’s play or even Terry Pratchett ๐Ÿ˜€ )

    Good luck with it all! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’m trying not to stress too much. But as the month comes to a close, the panic has set in. I’m liking Vulcan as a possible ‘V’. It’s definitely on the maybe list. Thanks!

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