Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I did it!  Check out my other blog - Seers, Seraphs, and More for more on the Emerald Seer Series.  As for Estelan, I took a bit of a hiatus for NaNoWriMo but fully intend to get back on it, especially with my sequel in editing mode.  My passion is still Estelan, I believe in it, I miss it, and I am ready to return to that world with fresh eyes.  Look for more on Estelan soon!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Taking a minor hiatus

But feel free to check out for updates on the Emerald Seer series since I am devoting the rest of the month solely to Light My Fire/Emerald Seer #2 for NaNoWriMo.  I have not given up on Estelan, and I miss it but for many reasons I feel this is right for me.  See you all in about 20 days!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011


National Novel Writing Month - I am SO in!  The motivation should just about put me over the edge for my sequel to Ryder on the Storm - Emerald Seer #1 and then I can really get back into my Estelan series.  I am still re-working Estelan and have decided to remove some of the history from the intro.  That said, you will be seeing some Estelan history popping up on my blog!

Sorry this is so short but I have a lot of writing to do!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Teaser - Estelan

The Priestess
Shai awoke in a cold sweat, fear caught in her throat like the silent scream she couldn’t sound.  Standing on shaky legs she wobbled over to the small porcelain wash basin in the corner of her tiny room.  The cool water smelled fresh still. Her sleeves fell into the bowl as she splashed her face.  Sighing, she methodically re-rolled them and wiped the water from her face with a thin towel.  Surveying the room brought Shai back to reality.  The thin, woven rug beneath her bare feet did little to block the chill.  She hopped onto the thick bearskin that covered the middle of her room and scurried into her bed beneath the heavy down quilts.  Reality.  The walls of the Moon Temple.  She could not remember life before becoming a Priestess. 
Small, even among the Priestesses, Shai’s robes had to be shortened, bound, and rolled in every capacity.  She even pinned them at the shoulders to compensate the wide neckline.  No matter how heartily she ate, in spite of the extra vitamins after prayer, Shai could not make gains in height or breadth. 
Blowing a tuft of unruly silver hair from her face, Shaie pulled her knees up to under her chin and rubbed her kneecaps through the waves of cotton.  What she wouldn’t give to be just a little less skeletal, to have some minor curves instead of the body of a young lad.  Asa and Kriya reprimanded her vanity constantly but it wasn’t vanity, not really, she just felt so small and insignificant, and, well, weak.  Shai could not draw water from the well or work the laundry press, she struggled to clear the tables on dish duty and needed both hands to carry the pitcher of tea at meal time.  Certainly her sisters were too pure to resent her but Shai hated not pulling her weight.  Chuckling at her own joke, Shai pictured Asa’s reprimanding look.  There were no mirrors in Temple so she certainly was not standing around looking at herself and yearning for a body.  She didn’t even know what a woman should look like since all of her sisters wore the same shapeless white robes.  Shai just felt small.  The nickname ‘wee one’ did not help either.  Not that her sisters were cruel, it was against the very foundation of their faith, but she still felt wrong somehow.  Nobody knew how old she was, who her parents were, where she came from, Kriya could not even tell if or when Shai had transitioned. The thought of being stuck in such an insignificant body for the remainder of her long life seemed the worst part of it all.  Every day at prayer she asked Muna for her transition. 

Splitting the blog

Now that Ryder on the Storm is available and the Emerald Seer Series is taking off a bit (slowly but surely), I have decided to split the blog and keep Creating Estelan true to my Estelan Series.  If you are interested in following the Emerald Seer Series (and I sure hope you are!) please check out my sister blog for Violet Patterson's Emerald Seer Series (Seers, Seraphs, Immortals, and more!)

Thanks for all of the support!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Here here for the sequels!

I am alternating nights these days - editing Estelan, writing Echo Rising, and writing Light My Fire. Admittedly I occasionally get into a groove and spend two or three nights in a row on one project, but changing things up has surprisingly given me some continuity that I didn't have before. I am more motivated and making decent progress. I still intend to have Light My Fire out around Christmas and am truly pleased with how it is shaping up. In truth I am even more excited about Echo Rising because it is allowing me to explore some action sequences and really delve into my characters, especially those I am most in love with. I guess that is the point of my title today. I really am enjoying my sequels, they are so darn much fun. But then again, for me writing is just plain fun, otherwise I doubt I would get so giddy when i flip open my laptop or netbook.

Thanks to my "inner circle" of readers and critics, it means the world to me that you have taken the time and put your faith in me.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ryder on the Storm - Emerald Seer #1

I crossed a threshold today, not in the way I hoped or dreamed but I suppose that happens a lot in life. Regardless of how it happened or that it is not Estelan, I sold my first book and that is so exciting for me. It has taken me a long time to figure out what I want to do with my life - aside from being a mom! - but I think I am finally on the right path AND walking in the right direction, even if I am a little slow and unsure in my footing. There are not words to express how much it means to me that I am getting such amazing support from my family and friends - you know who you are and I thank you for putting up with my rants and frustrations and exhaustion after staying up too late writing or editing to say nothing of my refusal to answer questions that would give away too much of the story yet to be written. I am working on the sequel to Ryder and continue to rework Estelan. I hope to have another draft of Estelan ready for re-reads by the end of the year and Light My Fire - Emerald Seer #2 should be uploaded through B&N by Christmas. I hope everyone will be pleased with the results and if you haven't bought the eBook for your iPod/iPhone/PC/laptop/netbook please stop in to B& and get it - just $1.99 and the app is free!!