Something I’ve always wondered about, especially as a kid reading sci-fi.
This article from the Huffington Post goes over the question first asked by Enrico Fermi: where is everybody?
I’m glad the Professor never had to face the PC police after completing Lord of the Rings.
After the funk of four months of studying for Boards (and passing – Hallehujah!), I hit the ground running for A Warrior’s Knowledge. It’s moving along, but I took a pause, and I’m writing some short stories set in Arisa.
The first is an explanation of why Felt Barnel was chosen to be the first victim of the Withering Knife.
Another is how Li-Dirge became the SarpanKum.
There will be a few more stories, and it should be ready some time in August (or maybe sooner). I’ll also be including the prologue and Chapter 1 of A Warrior’s Knowledge.
Making the most of living with mom and dad when you’re a college educated adult:
Millenials 101: How to Enjoy Your Parents’ Basement.
I had something like this in my life, and looking back on it, I wish I’d paid more attention to what was going on in front of me instead of wishing what might be. Of course, if that year had stretched out two or three…
I went to my first Con this past weekend! It was HeroesCon 2014 in Charlotte, NC. I’d never been to a Con before and had no idea what to expect.
From watching television shows (should have known to never trust TV!), I thought the place would be full of Cosplayers letting loose their inner nerds, but that wasn’t the case at all. It was actually rather tame.
Sure, there were some folks dressed up as comic book characters (and they were always surrounded by a crowd wanting to have their pictures taken with them), but mostly it was just normal looking people wandering around looking for something to buy.
In my case, I wanted something for my office. There was some art featuring Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer, which I would have loved (and my wife would have hated), but I ended up buying this print from independent writer Ben Chaney, author of Sons of Sedonia. I love the the colors and the energy as well as the dichotomy of loneliness amidst the clamor of a crowd.
For the next five days, A Warrior’s Path is on sale on Amazon.
Also, sign-in to Goodreads and enter a chance to win a signed print edition of A Warrior’s Path. I’m giving away three copies and the contest ends on June 29th. Just follow the link to the Goodreads Giveaway.
Before life kicked me off the writing wagon in January, I was making good progress with volume 2. I had 113,000 words down – success! Later on I realized that a good junk of that might end up in volume 3. I also realized that I’d have rewrite a large portion because while the plot was exactly as I wanted, the characters had gotten away from me; their interactions and such. They weren’t who I wanted them to be – not Rukh or Jessira or anyone from volume 1 but new characters. I have to alter these new characters so events in volume 3 have more emotional resonance.
Well, now I’m back to writing, and I thought I’d ease myself into it by editing what I’ve already written. It was quite a relief to find that what I’d already written for volume 2 wasn’t crap, and only needed minor changes. But small changes make for a much better book. I’ve gotten rid of extraneous words (I’m a horrible over-writer) and as a result, the narrative flow is much smoother.
My editing is motoring along, and I have now reached the parts where I’ll have to start rewriting scenes. It won’t be too bad (fingers crossed).
Whoops! Forgot to mention that I temporarily dropped the price on A Warrior’s Path to $0.99. The price is good through Tuesday.
I wish I knew how to make a progress bar, but anyway, draft one of A Warrior’s Knowledge is about 60% complete. I’ve also outlined at least 1/2 of the remaining portion. Now all I have to do is write.
Now that my stupdenously annoying and difficult ten year recertification exam is over – HUZZAH!!! I get to get back to writing volume 2 of The Castes and the OutCastes.
But not until I finish reading The Raven’s Shadow by Elspeth Cooper. So far this year, in just these four months, I’ve probably read more than I had all of the last two years, nearly all of it epic fantasy, and most of it rather large misses. My favorite book thus far was actually a book of poetry, Inside Out & Back Again.
So it was with trepidation that I purchased Ms. Cooper’s latest book. I really enjoyed the first novel in her series, Songs of the Earth, but didn’t care as much for Trinity Rising, but I find myself enjoying this latest edition quite a lot – other than wanting to whack Gair upside the head for being such a sniveling whiner.