This not the short I originally saw. After last night’s tragic news, I wanted to a little more about the West’s current attempt at suicide. But, there’s still hope. Hope, much like Evil, can often be found in the most unlikely places.
Thanks, everyone, for reading this story. I think I’ll try to make ‘Defiant’ into a proper novel, but I’m taking the rest of this weekend off.
Continue reading “Pirate Twins, coda” →
This was, originally, two posts: I really wanted to get up and ahead one in case an outbreak of RealLife (TM) prevented me from finishing this no later than Friday.
But, it just didn’t work. It was awful. So I moved a couple of things and smoothed the transition (but I bet y’all can still see where it is) and am posting it. Your win, my loss. Sorta.
Continue reading “Pirate Twins 13: The Spy Who Loves Me” →
Learning to stop myself when I know the next dialog sequence between the characters. That allows me 24 hours to play with the beginning of the next section. Thus: I saw the first ten lines between Logres and Libby yesterday. I know what they talk about when the cross the Channel tonight. As to what happens next, I’ll know before I sit back down to write in 23 hours.
Sneaky, old, clever, and lazy works for me.
Continue reading “Pirate Twins, 8” →
Skipped dinner to knock this out. I’ll grab some cheese before bed. I introduce three new characters in 1200 words. I hope that violates MANY guides to Proper Writing. Not sure where this is going tomorrow night, but I’m pretty sure busty, bossy Libby will be in it!
Continue reading “Pirate Twins, 7” →
One of the things about getting back on track is getting back to work: writing. Usually talking FTF with Friend Will is enough to keep me going for about four weeks; we’ll see how this goes after Matsuricon.
Like a tiny version of “Defiant,” Pirate Twins was always no more than a little writing exercise. I’ve, honestly, been surprised by the feedback about “when are you finishing it?!” I know my other ‘big’ project is writing Act 2.5 of “Defiant” then editing that into another novel, but if I do that, PT is dead for months.
As a +/- 1k daily project, I was able to lay down about 900 today. I’d actually more, but quickly realized that was part 7, so: tomorrow.
It’s good to be back and writing.
Continue reading “Pirate Twins, 6” →
Europa’s appearance was originally in Part 4, but the break didn’t fit. This installment is a little shorter, but my action sequences always are. You’ll see more of that next week once ‘Cursed Hearts’ is commercially available.
Editing of Proof Copy this weekend. Shall I come back to Logres & Europa? Move onto something else? I get many ‘Likes,’ but comments & quesions are very welcome, too!
Continue reading “Pirate Twins, 5; End Act I” →
I’ve seen about 200 words or so beyond this, but it’s getting late and I didn’t want to make any unforced errors. I think constantly introducing new characters is my besotting sin.
Continue reading “Pirate Twins, 4” →
“It is not good that man be alone.” Thanks be to God, Europa’s back, even if just for this installment. Everybody gets older. Not one, single clue what happens next. Awesome!
Continue reading “Pirate Twins, 3” →
Back to old Blighty to Alecia Stone’s book blog, CBY Book Blog. I wonder if I’ve another opportunity to insult someone in England? We shall see!
I really enjoy interview questions that force me to think. Ms. Stone had several, but I especially liked #8:
8. Besides your lead, do you have a favourite character in the story?
Tricky. You’d think from my answer to #7 it’d be Dorina, but I don’t think so. I know Fausta started out as an over-powered thug, but she managed to grow older enough to become the second lead in the sequel, “Echoes of Family Lost.” Hell, she ended up on the cover!
Ai is strong yet gentle… but I think I’m really taken in by Henge. She images herself as a small girl, perhaps seven or so, with little or no emotions. However, first among her family, she decides to take two huge steps, with ramifications I am still trying to understand. Heh: I just recalled that at the end of book two, she takes another huge step. Perhaps she’s my ‘chaos’ character? I’m quite fond of her.
At this point in time, it’s the only explanation in time for just how helpful people like Jordan Thornton (LLB Honours Grad; U of Portsmouth) and now the good (person/people?) at BooksChatter. I’ve never thought of myself as a nice person, so they must be enjoying the insults….
Two years ago, with no prompting from us, a law student from southern England, Mister Thornton, sent 3-AR Studios a link to a huge TVTropes page about our flagship visual novel, OTChi Kocchi. All his initiative, all his time. We’re still getting sales as a result of folks stumbling across his page.
Two years later, not only is BooksChatter, of the UK, hosting my first traditional novel for a day, they’ve hotlinks throughout it, images pulled from half a dozen sources, and even put together a YouTube playlist, for heaven’s sake! That’s a lot of work!
My family’s been in the US since before it was the US; it’s entirely likely that, 240 years ago, my ancestors were shooting at theirs. Why are these good people being so nice to me now?