Weekly Roundup! (Giddyup!)
The Work of Small Hands. Valinor has been plunged into darkness, most of the Noldor have gone into exile, and the Teleri grieve for those lost in the kinslaying. The Valar have turned their backs on the remaining Noldor--left without a king--and chaos rules the streets of Tirion. Can Eärwen, the quiet wife of a third-born prince, find the courage and strength to save her husband's people?
Chapter Two Added: As the women left behind in Tirion establish a fragile new government, terrible news comes from Alqualondë. Notes on obscure canon have also been added to the Foreword.
Teler. For National Poetry Month, I have written a poem. I am not much of a poet, so any and all feedback is appreciated and need not be gentle.
After the Darkening of Valinor, a Telerin Elf looks back at the days of light.
In The Book of Lost Tales, "The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor," it is said that Irmo loved Tilion (then Silmo). Since then, I have had a bunny nibbling my ankle, asking me to consider that love. Here, I do so, in 300 words. As such, some will consider this a slash story. I'm not sure that I do, but you have been forewarned.
And, for those of you who would like to pick on me--or at least pick on my writing--I need some help with two projects. First, I need a beta for my original story Hazard (flocked). I'm planning to throw it at a pretty prestigious publication just to see what happens and would like some opinions other than my own.
And I am writing an in-depth analysis of the essay "Laws and Customs among the Eldar" from social psychological, historical, historiographic, and (of course) canonical perspectives. I don't need help with the writing so much on this (though comments on how to make my writing better are always welcome) but someone(s) willing to read my arguments, play devil's advocate, point out what I'm missing, where my evidence is thin, et cetera.
So, if you want to pick on me for either of these, please drop me an email at DawnFelagund@gmail.com. I appreciate any and all help that I can get with these projects.