Today, I offer two things for your consideration. The first is an announcement: the Dragonthology anthology is available as a free download today through Wednesday on Amazon’s kindle store. If you’ve been waiting, now’s a great time to get the book. Seven stories, seven authors, seven entirely different takes on dragon mythology. There’s something for everyone!
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My second item has more to do with writing than might be apparent. Getting there is a long circuitous route, so I won’t bore you with the details unless you’re curious or if you don’t trust me when I say the two things are related. On Saturday I chased down some beautiful waves with my camera in Lincoln City, Oregon at the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic. It was well worth the drive. It’s not often that the waves at the reef top out at around 30′.
The best place for viewing the surfing was from a bluff above the beach. The reef itself is a half-mile out to sea. The waves are perfectly visible with the naked eye, but even more exciting with a scope or binoculars because the surfers don’t look like dots that way. I had my camera (I did warn you somewhere that I take lots of pictures, right?) with a nice zoom lens, and my family obliged me by watching one of the heats with me from that vantage point on the bluff. Afterward we walked down to the beach where the haze was thick and covered everything like a memory from a dream. I can’t wait to work that feeling into a piece of my work-in-progress.
Here are the photos, for your viewing pleasure.