It’s been a long time since my last blog update but readers will be used to that now I think.
The good news is that, still, I have been writing and immensely enjoying.
Haldred Chronicles: Shade now stands at a healthy 45,000 words and I have set myself the goal of finishing the book by the end of December. At least from a 1st Draft perspective. I had hoped to finish by the end of November but looking at what else I have on, I think there just isn’t enough time.
I would love to be taking part officially in the November writing competition over at www.nanowrimo.org but I’m not writing a brand new novel, so I’m just using the event as inspiration to get my own current novel finished, as well as encouraging others. Those who follow my twitter account and Facebook page will have seen numerous references and encouragements regards Nanowrimo 2014. To those taking part officially, good luck and enjoy!
But what are the other ‘things’ that are taking up ones time? They are good things I can assure you.
Being married rocks, and I’m immensely enjoying. Deborah and I have been making extensive plans for the future, including moving house next year. She has continued to be an immense encouragement to me in my writing. As well as this, I’ve continued to help in developing a wargames background material.
For the last 7 weeks I’ve been sending ideas to Rick over at Hairy Studios, who are in the process of developing the skirmish game ‘Wrathborn’. Rick has given me the ideas in his head and I in turn have fleshed them out. Races, history, important events, and even right down to the culture and economics of the system have all been developing via this collaboration.
So plenty is happening, lots to keep me occupied. Hopefully next time I am posting an update I’ll have the 1st draft completed but we’ll see. I must concede that Shade is definitely the very definition of ‘that difficult 3rd book’. But it’s getting done! Till next time.