I live in a fantasy world, hence the name of this blog. What better way to immerse one’s self in fantasy than in a good book? I love to read, and everyone who follows this blog knows I read anywhere from 1 to 6 books a week.
I also love writing, and right now I have 4 projects in the works:
1. The remastering of Tower of Bones at the very capable hands of Eagle Eye Editors.
2. Finishing the final draft of Julian Lackland so that it can be made submission-ready.
3. Finishing writing the first draft of Valley of Sorrows.
4. Getting Mountains of the Moon through the editing process at Eagle Eye Editors.
These projects take all my time that isn’t occupied with publicizing Huw the Bard (or editing for other authors, or blogging , or beta-reading, or…)
Many of the stories in Julian Lackland evolved from The Last Good Knight, and while there is a great deal that is new, it incorporates all but two chapters of the old book. It details the large events from his life, covering 40 years, beginning as he is leaving court as a very young man, hoping to join Billy Ninefingers and the Rowdies.
Young Julian is a strange mix–incredibly naive about how the world really works but at the same time he is quite worldly-wise about the way people are, and incredibly forgiving. He has a wide view of sexual morality, and a sharply defined view of good and evil.
The other writing project that occupies my time is Valley of Sorrows, the third book in the Tower of Bones series. I have struggled with that tale, trying to keep it confined into one book. However, there will be a fourth book that comes out of the mountain of words I have written here. Edwin’s quest will be resolved first, and I hope to get it into print in 2015.
It’s a crazy existence, being a writer, but it’s so fulfilling. I wonder how I ever survived before I had such a wonderful way to spend my time.