I was watching Babylon 5, season 2, “The Long Dark,” and in the beginning was a crazed man who freaked out. And I leaned forward and exclaimed, “Murdock?” (I’m sure I used to know he had been in the show, but I cannot Brain and remember things so I forgot what I used to know, which is a bummer, but sometimes exciting because I get relearn fun things all over again, but I digress…)
Anyway, yes it was Dwight Schultz, and a I thought, “Hm, now there’s an interesting actor I’ve never thought of using in any stories.” Of course my brain did it’s usual thing, and BAM! a new character emerged and settled himself into a story line with full history.
Perhaps he is the one missing piece that has kept me from continuing with the one book I’m way behind in writing.
We’ll see. But I’m happy to meet this new character; I think he’s going to be fun to write.
Now for the hard work – polishing that baby until it shines and checking for continuity errors, typos, and awaiting the verdict from My Physicist™.
Within a few months (tentative deadline is autumn equinox) I hope the book will be out.
If you’ve not yet read The Sword’s Edge Chronicles, now is a great time to start, not only because you’ll have books one and two plus the prequel to plow through before book three is out, but right now, the first book of the series, Sword’s Edge, is on for $0.99!
(How’s that for a run-on sentence? 😀 )
Very soon – very, very soon! Most likely by Christmas.
A life-destroying secret haunts one man, while another breaks his life oath to join murderous outlaws, and an entire people are threatened with upheaval by the rediscovery of ancient technology.
“This is an excellent book indeed. The characters are soundly crafted, and I soon found myself pulling for the protagonists and roundly cursing the villains. The society is complex and intriguing; the action scenes are detailed and well described. I look forward to reading the rest of this fine series.”
– P.M. Griffin
“Children of the Enaisi has a beautiful high concept with a mysterious past of lost technology and ancient secrets. A fresh new take on Rangers that fans of classic pulp fantasy will love.”
– Jon Del Arroz
Children of the Enaisi
In order to know what’s going to happen in DW3, I have to know what the bad guys are up to. So here comes the process of getting into the bad guys’ heads. I always despise this part of the process; I feel icky afterwards, like I need a shower.
Does anyone else have a problem with getting inside the minds of their bad guys and having to think like they do?
I am actively working on three books at the moment. The third book in each of my two series, Deuces Wild and Sword’s Edge Chronicles, and also Unlikely Prophet, the prequel to Sword’s Edge, which takes place approximately one thousand years prior.
To peek at progress, you may visit my WIP page.
Fantastic post! If you want some great advice about writing descriptions, you need to read this:
On this beautiful Easter Sunday, I am blessed with the knowledge that Y’shua lives, and with a gorgeous, sunny day, windows open, birds singing, a gentle breeze wafting through.
I’m also doing a rewrite of what I had thought was a final draft of Children of the Enaisi because a friend mentioned something in her read-through that made me realize I had forgotten to tie up a plot thread from Sword’s Edge. Part of me wants to pull my hair out, part of me is happy because I am writing.