Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I Recommend Wednesday - Mayden Chronicles Edition

I think my computer hates me. lol Lesson learned, post blogs the night before and schedule them to go up in the morning. Oh well, it's still early and my computer is cooperating for now. :)

Alright, I know Wednesdays are normally for "You Recommend" but it's my turn first. I've found a great blog called The Mayden Chronicles.

Author Robin Rice is writing the Mayden Chronicles in real time on her blog. Sounds crazy right? An author is actually allowing readers to see the first draft of her story. I've spoken with enough authors to know that the first draft can be a scary thing.

But think about this. How cool is that for a newbie writer (like myself) to see? When you get a little down and think your writing is crap, remember every writer has those days. The early drafts sometimes are crap. The important part is remembering to keep working, keep writing. It gets better. :)

The Mayden Chronicles site also features videos of author Robin Rice discussing the edits of each chapter as well as other writerly topics. Sometimes she brings other young authors on as guest bloggers as well.

Here's your assignment for today: Go to the Mayden Chronicles site (, come back here and tell me what you like about it. Why? So you can win of course! Robin Rice has offered up a very cool Mayden Chronicles aluminum water bottle for one randomly selected commenter. Just be sure to leave your comments by 12:00pm (noon) Central time, tomorrow 4/23.

Here's the water bottle:

So go forth and spread the word.

Don't forget to come back and leave those comments! :) And as one last treat just to entice you further, here's the Mayden Chronicles trailer.


Tami Klockau said...

I have a recommend for today! I just finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth and loved it! It's a must read!

HeatherMarie said...

Ooh I've been wanting to read that one. Is it going to show up in the poll as a future book club pick?

So did you stop by the Mayden Chronicles site? Come on...didya, didya? :)

HeatherMarie said...

Pssstt...while you're all here, make sure you vote in the upcoming review poll.

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to win:)


Judy said...

I really enjoyed my visit at the Mayden Chronicles!! I like the big cats. They are gorgeous. I really enjoyed the trailer. It was inviting enough to spark my interest to read this. I read Robin's Bio and enjoyed reading about how she came to write and what she did to learn about her writing!! Thanks for sending me here.

Judy (

Liyana said...

I love the characters page. It has such detailed descriptions of the characters and even pictures of them. :D

Summer said...

I enjoyed the character page and the background section of the Mayden Chronicles. Cool blog

Lenore said...

What a great experiment! It is very brave to put a first draft out there in public, but I love these "behind the scenes" kind of things.