My name is Jamie Lyn Weigt. I am a paralegal by day and a writer
by night always, and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband and our many cats. I’m a proud geek and feminist who loves binge-watching television shows, playing video games and board games with friends, riding my hybrid road bike on trails and in traffic, attending fandom conventions, and now, blogging.
I’ve been working on my debut novel, Finding Dragons, the first in what I’m calling my Dragons Trilogy, for a long while now. I first decided to create this blog at the very end of December 2015 to report my weekly writing progress, but now Writing Dragons has morphed into something else entirely, where I feature amazing dragon art and artists, and also talk not only about Finding Dragons but my other writing as well. In 2016 I started a new cyberpunk tale called Neeka’s Story that I worked on with the help of writing prompts from the WordPress Discover Challenge each week, and while that’s stalled out as of now, I hope to go back to it sometime soon.
I used to make a post every day — from the beginning of this blog in January 2016 until the end of October 2016, I’d managed to post about one dragon artist I’d found on the internet with their dragon artwork, or to post some of my original writing, or at the very least to post a beautiful landscape image of an “empty sky” when I happened to miss a day. I tried the April AtoZ Challenge since I was posting daily anyway, and actually got to the end! But by October, I’d burned myself out and needed a break.
In 2017, I came back to my blog with a different schedule — I pared down to one post per week featuring an artist and their dragon artwork, as well as an update to what I’d been up to. I participated in April AtoZ again, with the theme of Dragons in Media, and it was really fun — but I never did get my final few letters posted, boo.
But now as of March 2018, I’ve come up with a new schedule to get myself back on track with writing my novel while I blog on the side.
I’ll post one work of awesome dragon art during the first and third weeks of the month, including all my usual links to the artist’s pages, social medias, and galleries so you can find more of their work;
- I’ll craft a longer feature on the Birthstone Dragons theme every second week, filled with lots of dragon artwork by tons of new and returning artists; and
I’ll find a writing quote and a dragon every fourth week for an inspirational post, and include an update on my writing progress for the month and what my goals are for the month ahead.
I’ll be using my extra time in the first and third weeks of the month to actually work on my novel, and the writing thoughts and update post at the end of every month to keep myself accountable, which was the whole reason I created this blog in the first place! Hopefully by the end of the year, I’ll have made some real progress, instead of leaving my story languish, still untold.
One of my favorite artists creates beautiful dragon
figurines and necklaces that I simply adore (like this May Birthstone Dragon), so you’ll probably see a lot of work by How Many Dragons? creator Lindy Briggs while you’re here. She’s given me kind permission to use her images to decorate my site, so you should definitely go check out the How Many Dragons? Etsy shop, and support her by buying yourself a little dragon companion! You can also see all of the How Many Dragons? I’ve shared by clicking this link to the tag.
This golden dragon is one of my personal logos, and was created for me by an artist many, many years ago. I combined it with the snapdragon to honor my late mother-in-law.
I also use this dragon flying around the moon as my logo. It’s a tattoo image that you can find everywhere on the internet, but with no attribution that I could ever track down. If I ever do figure out the artist, I’ll definitely want to talk to them, so if you know, drop me a line on my new Contact Me form!
Thank you for visiting my site. Take care, and stay creative!