Week of 2-8 April
The memorial this weekend went very well. I figured out what to say, and you can find it on this blog post: https://robhowell.org/blog/?p=582. We had enough food and drink for everyone (more than enough, I literally came home with 3 boatloads of ribs). Mom’s display of his things and pictures was excellent. And several people got up and told stories, including one that I don’t remember where I jumped out a window when I was 3.
As promised, I did very little on Monday but watch baseball. Unfortunately, the Rangers lost, but that’s baseball. A very wise philosopher once said “you win some, you lose some, and sometimes it rains.”
I’m getting the itch to revamp my personal website. I suspect that might happen right after I send off Where Now the Rider. Though I said I’m putting it away for a week, I didn’t really, and I’ve been editing here and there. In some ways, the editing process has been nice. I wrote too many words in the original draft, so cutting scenes out hasn’t really been a problem. This makes up slightly for hunting down every problem with timing and location created by shuffling chapters around. I’m changing how I write to make this less of a problem in the future, by the way.
I did do some work on Brief Is My Flame and None Call Me Mother. Basically, I wrote the opening scene of BIMF and planned what I want to happen with many of the major characters at the end of NCMM. It’s likely not all that will actually happen, but that makes it easier for a lot of the writing.
This upcoming weekend is Calontir’s Crown Tournament. I’ll be there live-blogging the tournament on Facebook, as usual. I don’t plan on setting up a table, but I’ll have books there. We’ll see. I might get sales, I might not, it’s hard to say.
Anyway, that’s it for now.
You get another baseball quote this week. Don’t worry, I’ll not run out of them. I’ve got plenty.
This quote comes from one of the world’s great aphorists: Yogi Berra.
I find this quote apt for writing. So much of writing is just doing, but that doesn’t change the thinking part.
“Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.
– Yogi Berra
News and Works in Progress
- Where Now the Rider: editing and eliminating plot holes
- Brief is My Flame: initial scene, a debriefing to Ivan Yevgenich of what happened in I Am a Wondrous Thing
- None Call Me Mother: laid out the end game for many of the characters, now I just have to figure out how to get them all there
Recent Blog Posts and Wiki Additions
- And Your Old Men Shall Dream Dreams: https://robhowell.org/blog/?p=582
- The Hajdari: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/
- Markovi Kuli: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/Markovi+Kuli
- Sarac: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/Sarac
- Oeneus: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/Oeneus
- cursus publicus: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/cursus+publicus
- Sejad Brajkovic: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/Sejad+Brajkovic
- David Yelich: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/David+Yelich
- Ljuban Krajinovic: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/Ljuban+Krajinovic
- Zlatan Zlatkovic: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/Zlatan+Zlatkovic
- 28-30 April: Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO http://planetcomicon.com/
- 26-28 May: Conquest, Kansas City, MO http://www.conquestkc.org/
- 30 June-2 July: LibertyCon, Chattanooga, TN http://www.libertycon.org/
- 28 July-13 August: Pennsic War, Cooper’s Lake, PA http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn
I met Susanne Lambdin in a dealer’s room where we didn’t have many people circulating but we had whimsy. Mine was by far the best paper airplane design, as she’ll readily admit.
She just released a new book starting a new fantasy series to go with her zombie series. Her website is http://www.susannelambdin.com/ and you can find her author page here: https://www.amazon.com/Susanne-L.-Lambdin/e/B00EYNT4OW/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1491413106&sr=8-1.
Let me know if you have any suggestions on the website, this email, or cool story ideas at email@example.com. Especially let me know of suggestions you have for the Spotlight section.
Have a great week, everyone.
- A Lake Most Deep (Edward, Bk 1)
- The Eyes of a Doll (Edward, Bk 2)
- I Am a Wondrous Thing (The Kreisens, Bk 1)
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