I’ve been quieter than usual lately. I haven’t allowed much time for blogging and social media because I’ve been working a lot on editing the works of others while Sorrow’s Peak rests before I begin the next round of edits and rewrites.
I’m anxious to get back to work on it, though I know if I charge in too quickly I won’t be in the right frame of mind to make it all I know it can be. I miss my characters, especially Finn, who likes to nudge me when I’m busy with other things, asking when I’m going to come back and pay attention to him. He loves attention, craves it like stick-fingered children crave more candy, and if I’m not paying attention to him, he gets… wolfy. Starts threatening little rampage tantrums. Silly U’lfer…
I’ve been writing a lot, though. In the last two weeks I’ve written and completed four novelettes and a short story, all fanfiction set in The Witcher universe. I share those stories on my fanfiction site, and you’re welcome to check them out if you’re a fan of games like Skyrim and The Witcher. I don’t mind at all, in fact, I’d love it if you had time to join me over there.
I have said a thousand times how beneficial to my own writing fanfiction remains. There is so much to be learned writing in an already established world, about character establishment and the building of one’s own world. I tend struggle with politics all too often, I don’t feel comfortable writing them at times, and yet politics almost always play heavily into fantasy. Writing in the Elder Scrolls and Witcher universes gives me an opportunity to meddle with politics, which in turn benefits the strengthening of my own world’s politics.
I am also working hard to finish the second Wanderer’s Tale, Things Worse Than Death, which I hope to be able to start sharing very soon. In the meantime, you can catch the first chapter, if you’re interested. The entire first tale, Rusted Memory, is available for sale, just $.99 right now, and includes the whole first chapter of Things Worse Than Death. It’s available on Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes and Barnes and Noble. Eventually it will be offered here for free, but if you don’t like waiting you can get started now!
Soon, I will be revealing the cover for Sorrow’s Peak, so for those of you looking forward to that, stay tuned!