Week of 13-19 November
I’ve spent much of this past week re-organizing and cleaning my garage / shop. I’ve made huge progress and can soon do some projects, which is great because I find myself generating writing ideas as I work with my hands.
I’m moving along well on Where Now the Rider, too. I’ve also been working on a few poems, some for the SCA and some for Shijuren. I have a sneaking suspicion I’ll be publishing a collection of Shijuren-themed poetry someday.
In general, I’ve filled the unforgiving minute well.
Quote of the Week
I’m a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Have been since I was 4. Yesterday, Tony Romo, the quarterback of the Cowboys, showed what kind of man he is. I have a blog post about what he did here: https://robhowell.org/blog/?p=496.
I didn’t intend to quote from Kipling two weeks in a row, but If is too appropriate. Tony Romo has filled his unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run and more.
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
– If, Rudyard Kipling
News and Works in Progress
– Getting Where Now the Rider finished is my main focus right now
– Starting to add things to the wiki from Where Now the Rider. You can find some links below.
Recent Blog Posts and Wiki Additions
- – A bigger post on Tony Romo’s press conference at: https://robhowell.org/blog/?p=496
- – Tomislav Konstantinov: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/Tomislav+Konstantinov
- – Jela Gropa: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/Jela+Gropa
- – Chinwe Oyekan: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/Chinwe+Oyekan
- – Grgur Grguric: http://robhowell.org/shijuren/Grgur+Grguric
- – Decided against going to Toys for Tots to get various projects done
- – 10 December: Kris Kinder, Kansas City, MO
- – 22 January: ChattaCon, Chattanooga, TN
- – 27-28 January: Market Day in Birka, Manchester, NH
- – 3-5 March: CoastCon, Biloxi, MS
- – 12-20 March: Gulf Wars, Lumberton, MS
This week’s spotlight is on Amanda S. Green. I especially enjoy the Honor and Duty series she co-writes.
Her author page at Amazon is at: https://www.amazon.com/Amanda-S.-Green/e/B004TYLM96/ref=sr_tc_2_rm?qid=1479327165&sr=1-2-ent
Let me know if you have any suggestions on the website, this email, or cool story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Especially let me know of suggestions you have for the Spotlight section.
Have a great week, everyone.
Author of the Shijuren-series of novels
Shijuren Wiki: http://www.shijuren.org/World+of+Shijuren+Home
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/robhowell.org/