Been a few months since I posted anything. I has been a long winter but spring is here!
I spent most of the winter months reading a lot of fantasy. I think the first fantasy book I ever read was back in the 80s, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, sucked me into the world of elves, dwarves, knights, dragons…etc…etc… And what a fun ride that was. I soaked up the novels that followed that one and couldn’t get enough as an early teenager. It was also about that time I was discovering the classics, such as Great Expectations, Tom Sawyer, and The Three Musketeers. But I have to admit the fantasy novels really pulled at me, and soon I was reading Robert E Howard’s stories about Conan and Solomon Kane, and of course Tolkien.
Well, like I said, over the winter months I hunkered down to reread some of those novels I had first encountered back in the 80s and had a good time if it. Recently, over the past month I have been dabbling more in writing and started (I am always good at starting, but not finishing) writing a fantasy story of in a world I made up/created. Have to admit it’s been a lot of fun, and even got my wife involved helping me think of clever names for rivers, woods, cities, and of course some characters. So far I have nine solid chapters written that I pounded out in the past three weeks, about 25k words total. The outline is pretty much fleshed out for the book, and even have some solid events on paper for a continuation of some characters in a second book.
Of course between all the reading over winter and the writing in the spring there has been the usual stuff I like to do; watch movies, go hiking, spend time up north, fishing, hanging out with the dog, chilling with the wife… you get the idea.
Anyway I just wanted to chime in here… Maybe in the next few weeks I will post a sample from the latest story.