My name is C.E. Dorsett, and I am a scifi/fantasy writer. I have written the books Shine Like Thunder and The Chain, just to name a couple. I am really a builder of worlds from the wuxia inspired, scifi setting Our Solemn Hour to the dark fantasy of Dragons of Night. My writing is influenced by writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Charlaine Harris, Alice Hoffman, Armistead Maupin, Frank Herbert, E E Doc Smith and Robert E Howard. I love to tell stories and talk with my readers.
The Time to Move On
Life is not easy. From time to time the question arises: “Is it time to move on?”
Out of energy, and the end of our rope, it feels to hard to keep going, and we ask ourselves:
“Should I just give up?”
Well, that depends on what you are thinking about giving up?
- Should I give up on my dream? NEVER!
- Should I give up on my passion? Not in a million years!
- Should I give up on following my bliss? Not for anything!
When we hit a low point, there is often something we do need to give up, but it isn’t any of those things.
Often, we are holding on to things so hard we are smothering them. Our emotional attachments blind us to opportunities before our very eyes. They allow us to feel slighted by the smallest circumstances.
I consider myself lucky that I never set out to be a “major writer.” I can’t imagine the pressure to sell books and make everyone like what I am doing.
I write stories for me. If anyone else likes them, that is a blessing. I want to tell a good story, not be the next Stephen King. I can control the quality of my stories, not the whims of the market. It is hard for me be disappointed by the reception any of my stories gets.
I have some friends who really want to be a top shelf writer, selling hundreds of thousands if not millions of copies. That is a difficult goal to achieve, and I see their disappointment.
What most people don’t understand is that a false hope is one what you have no power to accomplish.
I would love to sell millions of books, but all I can do is write the best I can, and promote them to the best of my ability. Almost anything is achievable if we set our mind to it.
Can you think of any other false hope? What can we do to make our dreams more attainable?
The Clone Wars webcomic returns
Star Wars.com added ‘Hunting the Hunters’ to their webcomic collection. It covers events that occur between season one and season two of The Clone Wars. Read it onlin here.
The reader is a little tricky to use. There is a fit to screen option that makes the text a little bit bigger but I still needed to zoom in to read some of the text... either a sign of my age or because I was on my laptop. The other problem is that this story starts on page 170 so you have to flip through to the desired page waiting for all of the earlier pages to load slowing down the load time.
I wished they would have just followed other webcomic successes like Looking for Group and made each page a full page. The reading of the comic would be a more enjoyable experience and I don't mean like so enjoyable that one might not buy the comic when it is published but more enjoyable so that someone on the fence about Star Wars would stick around long enough to actually read the story. Also by following that model they could have increased the load time since each page is by it's self and Star Wars.com would have been able to get more add revenue from comic readers as we would have had adds showing up for each page we read.
Though the delivery could use improvement the 5 page read is still interesting.
(via Club Jade)
Joss Whedon’s Batman
“In my version, there was actually a new [villain], it wasn’t one of the classics — which is probably why they didn’t use it,” he laughed. “It was more of a ‘Hannibal Lector’ type — he was somebody already in Arkham Asylum that Bruce went and sort of studied with. It was a whole thing — I get very emotional about it, I still love the story. Maybe I’ll get to do it as a comic one day [ed. note: HINT HINT, DC Comics... ].”
O, originality, I can see why Hollywood didn’t go for the idea. At least they woke up for the Dark Knight. Perhaps this is the time to write DC Comics and ask them to let Joss Whedon tell this story in the comics.
(via Comic Book Movie)
The Incredible Hulk Movie Poster
Even in the poster the Hulk doesn't look real... (sigh) I suppose they are trying to keep people from getting their hopes too high so they will be wowed when the film actually comes out. It is working. Hype not here... It should be a good movie though, even if a bit cartoony.
(via Pink Kryptonite)
"The Incredible Hulk" Trailer
(sigh) I have seen many things in the movies that amazed me and made me buy in instantly that some fantastical thing on the screen because it looked so real. I have believed in Jedi and SIth, vampires, and monsters of every kind that you can imagine, and even some I could not have.
Why, then, is it impossible to bring the Hulk to the big screen without making it cartoonish?
I don't mind it if it is supposed to be animated, but animation mixed with live action is for Mary Poppins, not The Incredible Hulk. I can only hope that this is a side effect of video compression for the web.
(via After Elton)