*Blows off Dust*
Oh, dear, has it really been over half a year since I last updated? Shame on me. Here I am paying for a blog, and I’m not using it! That has to change…
I know this is the third time I’ve come back from a long absence. This was the result of a variety of personal reasons, most notably the fact that I almost lost most of my immediate family to a variety of health problems, both physical and mental. They would appreciate if I kept the details to myself, but there were a few times over the last several months I thought I might not be seeing either my mother or my sister again. That time is not over, and probably never will be, but it is certainly a lot better now than it was, and I have been able to get more work done on my writing as a result.
Now, for those wondering about The Last Chronicle of Azurden: book two, I hit a MAJOR issue that has taken me a very long time to work out, and so many rewrites I could fill up a whole flash drive with written and cut content. I’ve written entire chapters, only to decide they were garbage. Scenes and events that seemed… okayish before, turned to absolute tripe under a different pair of eyes. The characters, the places, the events, they just weren’t adding up, and I wrote and wrote and wrote to try and force them together, largely to no avail. Every writer goes through this. It’s quite common and has to do with a potent cocktail consisting of ‘lack of confidence’ mixed with a dash of ‘writers block’; but, combined with the issues above, it made working on book two a nightmare, and there were many days I just couldn’t bring myself to write another page because I knew it would just be deleted later. That time IS over. I just recently finished one of the most important chapters in the entire series, and I am finally happy with it. The rest of the book should be pretty straightforward, save for the finale (which will be even more epic than part one I might add) but that is a battle to be fought at a later date.
So then, what is going to happen to the site going forward. Am I still going to show off my Warhammer armies? Am I still going to discuss my books? What about artwork? Or character bios? Am I just going to disappear again in three weeks? Well, truth be told, I don’t know. It is more my nature to observe as opposed to proclaim, and so I do not often talk about things I find insignificant, or just plain don’t want to talk about, no matter how much it may be impacting my work. This has to change, but I have no idea what the best way to do so is. Do I discuss every movie I go to see? Do I talk about the book I read? Do I show off my latest model? Or do I do something on Azurden (or other) characters? I guess the real question is, what do you want to see from me? I will experiment with a few things, but regardless, now that book two for The Last Chronicle of Azurden series is underway again, changes are coming; new, interesting changes. But you’ll just have to visit again soon to find out what those changes are 🙂
By the way, I appreciate feedback, and have a comment section. If you liked any of my books and want to see more, had some opinions on my latest tabletop peice, or simply wish to say hi, please leave a comment.
Also, if anyone is interested in doing artwork of characters from any of my books, not just The Last Chronicle of Azurden I would be proud to post it, so long as its not lewd. I intend to keep this a family friendly site.