How it began – a young writer friend of mine in the Phillipines talked me into entering the 2010 NaNoWriMo (or NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth) competition in October of last year. I had no idea what to write, as I have been working on several writing projects for the last two years. But one night , a week before the day the competition started it occurred to me – How does a Hero gracefully retire from the business of saving the world?
Perhaps he doesn’t.
Perhaps there are so few Heroes that there is no graceful retirement… and then I wondered – how did he find himself in that position in the first place? He had been young and strong once; he must have had companions. Why did he not quit when he was ahead? At that point I had my story.
And thus Julian Lackland and Lady Mags were born, and Golden Beau. But they needed a place to live – so along came Billy Nine-fingers, Captain of the Rowdies and his inn, Billy’s Revenge. When I first met Billy and his colorful crew of mercenaries I was hooked. I had to write the tale.
Now begins the tale of Julian Lackland… The Last Good Knight.
There will be many hours spent writing in this world…I can feel it….