Quite a long time ago - more than a whole SPFBO, in fact - I wrote a little Tal and Max story for Rockstarlit Book Asylum's Tales from the Asylum series. The version that went up on their site was a nice short one - basically just a test of writing from Max's perspective, rather … Continue reading The Boiling Seas – Non-Canon Adventures, Part 1
I've read a lot of books. I've read a lot of series of books. But one of my absolute favourites, by one of my absolute favourite authors, is the Gaunt's Ghosts series by Dan Abnett. I am now going to ramble about how good said series is for some time. You have been warned. There … Continue reading Lockdown: Tokyo Drift #15 – Catching Up/Gaunt’s Ghosts
Tired as hell today so I'll keep this brief before I just end up vomiting words onto the page. Alas, though it's been a long week, little has changed in the world of my writing. Boiling Seas 2 still has no title, but I'm chipping away at the editing, bit by bit. Probably halfway through … Continue reading Lockdown: Tokyo Drift #14 – General Update
I suppose I'll have to abandon this post subtitle soon enough (hooray) - I've even been to the pub this week for the first time in ages. But I think it'll still be Tokyo Drift posts for another few weeks, until things are more properly opened up again. Anyway: today I'm going to ramble about … Continue reading Lockdown: Tokyo Drift #13 – Payoffs
It's that time of year again. SPFBO #6 has just finished, crowning Justin Lee Anderson's The Lost War its winner. It's on my reading list for sure, as are several of the very worthy finalists (looking at you, The Combat Codes and Black Stone Heart). But the fact that #6 is done means that SPFBO … Continue reading SPFBO #7
Long weekend ahead, which means I should probably do some more editing on Boiling Seas 2. Which I will do. Honest. I have enlisted a hapless proofreader for the end of May, so that's a deadline to at least get most of the first pass done. In the meantime, here's a short story that I've … Continue reading Short Story: The Door
I didn't know what to write this morning. Now I've got plenty of projects on the go - Boiling Seas 2 for one - but they don't actually need much writing. They need editing, and they need words taken out, not added in. Progress is slow but I am getting to it, bit by bit … Continue reading Lockdown: Tokyo Drift #12 – What to Write?
Last week I set myself a few targets for things I wanted to get done over the course of this week: Think of a title for Boiling Seas 2Start cutting words from Boiling Seas 2Start filling the plot holes left behind by all my editing/my initial writingAnd write a short story for Artemix's Chain Project … Continue reading Lockdown: Tokyo Drift #11 – Productivity Success?
As I considered doing a few weeks ago, I've taken the week off work to get on with some writing... which unfortunately means I actually need to be productive for the next week instead of just lounging about the house and painting Warhammer. Not that I won't be doing some of that anyway, given my … Continue reading Lockdown: Tokyo Drift #11 – Productivity Ahoy..?
Happy Easter, everybody. It's always nice to sit back and celebrate the day that Christ was hatched again from a giant chocolate egg. It's even sunny outside. If you fancy something to do with your eyes while eating copious amounts of chocolate, why not take a look at this short story? It's another one I … Continue reading Short Story: Planetkiller