I just sent my manuscript to my proofreader. I’ve no idea how extensive her changes will be, but I’m guessing it’ll take me at least a couple weeks to go through them. Once I get my book back from the proofreader, I’m going to put the … Continue reading Launching in August
When I think of the Norse god Tyr, I can’t help but also think of Benedict, the brother of Corwin of Amber.* When Benedict first appears in The Guns of Avalon, Corwin describes him thusly: I fear Benedict…He is the Master of Arms for Amber. Can … Continue reading Shed a Tyr for Loki
I gave Vidar’s BK2 plotline to Frigg. All of it. It was, dare I say it, inspired. And it only took ~7 months. One major problem I had in BK2 was how much travel I was forcing Vidar (and others) into. Most of it was necessary … Continue reading No, no. You do this, instead.
I can’t bring people back from the dead. It’s not a pretty picture, I DON’T LIKE DOING IT! – The Genie, Disney’s Aladdin, voiced by the incomparable Robin Williams One of my big worldbuilding challenges was reconciling the multiple “realms of the dead” in Norse myth: … Continue reading Rule Number Three
Yesterday morning–a day ahead of schedule /cheer–I finished going thru all the line edits. The book’s still a mess, but the low-hanging fruit is all dealt with. As I was going thru the book I made comments about time references. Not just to backstory events but … Continue reading An evil puzzle
The graphic above gives a sense of what it looks like. Every single page of the manuscript looks like that. It’s glorious. The past few weeks I’ve been: Working on the marketing blurb & author bio … getting close Finding & finalizing names for stuff … Continue reading Line edit’s back…
This week I’ve finished developing a Norse-sounding military hierarchy for my books. It’s loosely based on very early (BC) armies — Roman, Greek, Etruscan, and what little we know about how the Norse / Vikings fought. I also made a lot up 🙂 My base … Continue reading Spears, shields and spells